The Magic Shell

Pigeon Pea has a lot of questions about their family and ancestors one afternoon. Auntie entrusts them with a magic cowrie shell that whisks Pigeon Pea back in time and across continents to visit with their great-great-great-great-great-great grandmothers and others, including their orisha.

The Ooze

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, queer trans teen Bran tries to uncover what is causing everyone around him to start acting so violently.

One Last Job

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Michael convinces his grandfather, a retired cat burglar, to help him steal back a valuable necklace.

Trapped

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Matt makes a startling discovery that he hides from his abusive foster parents.

Calm

A quiet board book full of soothing messages to encourage adult readers to stay calm and co-regulate with the babies and toddlers in their lives.

Face the Music

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Tyler and his friend Mason are desperate to escape the small town they've grown up in.

A Fair Deal

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers, this book looks at trade from the perspective of making it fair for all people.

Maxed Out

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, after his dad dies, twelve-year-old Max struggles to balance playing hockey with supporting his grieving mother and a brother who is autistic.

On Cue

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, fourteen-year-old Randi has to balance theater studies with caring for her brother, who is autistic.

Winter Road

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Kat stows away in her mother's semitruck on a dangerous trek across a frozen lake.

Shelter

Illustrated By: Taryn Gee

Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book answers the questions young people have about homelessness and its causes, effects and possible solutions, and what we can all do to help.

What Animals Want

Illustrated By: Julie McLaughlin

Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book gives young readers the tools to think about the physical, social and emotional needs of pets, farm animals and wild animals using the Five Freedoms.

Guardians of Porthaven

In this science-fiction novel for middle readers, just as fifteen-year-old Malcolm prepares to take on the traditional role of Guardian of his city, he learns some shocking truths about his family.