Good Food, Bad Waste

Illustrated By: Suharu Ogawa

Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book examines the problem of food waste around the world, its consequences for the environment and practical things young readers can do to curb food waste.

Dig Deep

This nonfiction book introduces middle-grade readers to marine archaeology. Illustrated with photographs throughout, in this book young people will discover how understanding our ancient ancestors' relationships with the ocean can help the planet today and in the future.

Get Out and Vote!

Illustrated By: Emily Chu

Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book introduces readers to voting around the world and discusses why it matters, and challenges young people to exercise their democratic right to cast a ballot.

Saving the Night

This nonfiction book introduces middle-grade readers to the effects of light pollution. Illustrated with photos throughout, it examines why darkness is important for plants, animals and people, and the practical things we can do to protect the night sky for all ecosystems on the planet.

What Does Hate Look Like?

How do we talk about hate that hurts? Real kids from real classrooms share their stories here to help us to see the bias, prejudice, violence, discrimination, and exclusion around us—what hate looks like to them. Why? So we can stand against hate and never be the cause of it. And to show us how to cope and get support if we have been hurt.

Countdown

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Myles gets a text from someone threatening to expose a dark secret.

Grizzly Bears

This nonfiction book introduces middle-grade readers to grizzly bears. Featuring photos throughout, it discusses the bears' biology, habitats and threats to survival, and how scientists, conservationists and young people are working to protect grizzly populations.

Star Eaters

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, a teen discovers a stowaway on his spaceship designed to seek out new energy sources.

The Ride Home

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, thirteen-year-old Mark adjusts to long rides on the school bus after moving to a small town to live with his grandmother.

The Late, Great Endlings

This STEM-based, illustrated nonfiction picture book introduces readers to several well-known animal and insect endlings, the last known survivors of a species, while discussing the mass extinction crisis facing our planet and what kids can do to make a difference.

Sharks Forever

This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers examines the biology, habitat and mythology of, threats to and latest research on sharks. It asks us to look at sharks as friends not foes.

Superpower?

Illustrated By: Belle Wuthrich

Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book explores the history, development, applications and ethics of wearable technology.

Weird Rules to Follow

In this novel for middle readers told in vignettes, Mia and her best friend, Lara, have very different experiences growing up in a northern fishing community in the 1980s.

Hidden on the High Wire

From celebrated author Kathy Kacer comes the story of Irene, a young Jewish girl raised at the circus in Nazi Germany, who must perform the balancing act of her life to keep herself and her mother alive.