Newborns

Illustrated By: Mercè Galí
Translated by: Lawrence Schimel

In this nonfiction picture book, learn about a diverse group of animal parents and babies, from alpine salamanders to polar bears, scorpions to walruses, in simple, kid-friendly language paired with vibrant illustrations.

No Huddles for Heloise

Illustrated By: Udayana Lugo

In this humorous picture book, Heloise the penguin doesn't like huddling with her friends (it gives her the collywobbles), so she sets off to find others like her but discovers there's no place like home—especially when your friends support you.

The Friendship Guide

In this sweet picture book, respected child psychologist Jillian Roberts outlines the key building blocks of being a good friend. From welcoming newcomers to being patient and kind, this book will help set up readers for a lifetime of wonderful friendships.

Great Apes

This nonfiction book introduces middle grade readers to great apes, including chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and bonobos. Featuring photos throughout, it explores great ape habitats, biology, threats to survival and how conservationists, scientists and young people are working to protect them.

Octopus Ocean

Part of the nonfiction Orca Wild series for middle-grade readers and illustrated with color photographs throughout, this book introduces kids to octopuses all over the world. It discusses octopus habitat, biology and threats to survival, and how scientists, conservationists and young people are working to protect octopuses everywhere.

Our Plastic Problem

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers and illustrated with color photographs throughout, this book explores the history and uses of plastic and the resulting environmental problems.

Living Light

Part of the nonfiction Orca Wild series for middle-grade readers and illustrated with color photographs throughout, this book examines the biology, habitat and environmental threats facing bioluminescent species on land and in the water.

Sally's Snow Day

Illustrated By: Dawn Lo

In this playful picture book, Sally the dog gets dressed in her boots and coat to head out to the park on a winter's day. There are other pups to play with and even snowdogs to sniff before she heads home for a nap.

Wildlife Crossing

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers, this book explores the science of road ecology and what happens when highways, wildlife and habitats intersect. Illustrated with photographs throughout.

Hummingbird / Aamo-binashee

Translated by: Norman Chartrand

In this dual-language picture book in English and Anishinaabemowin, a child is chased by Windigo, who preys on isolation and insecurity. But Kokum calls to the child with a message of hope, and a hummingbird arrives with teachings of love and resilience.

L’ouragan et moi

Philémon, à 10 ans, est l’homme de la maison, et il est heureux avec les deux femmes de sa vie ; Lana, sa maman, et Ingrid, son papa, devenu une femme. Mais il est parfois victime des moqueries d’un garçon de sa classe qui ne voit pas la beauté et l’authenticité d’Ingrid.

Making the Moment

By (photographer): Daniel Lastres

Diva is about to walk her first ball, and she is feeling nervous and excited! With the help of friends, icons, and legends from House of Siriano and the Toronto ballroom community, Diva calms her nerves, collects her courage, and claims her 10s.

All Consuming

Illustrated By: Suharu Ogawa

Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book examines disposable culture, its effect on the planet and practical ways young people can use their purchasing power.