Cities

Illustrated By: Suharu Ogawa

Part of the nonfiction Orca Timeline series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book examines the past, present and future of cities around the world.

Too Much Trash

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers, this book examines how garbage hurts animals and their habitats. Illustrated with photographs throughout.

Swept Away

Suspicious of her neighbor Beatrice’s untimely death, Ruth Mornay teams up with Bea’s godson Saul to figure out what happened that night on the flooded banks of the Teeswater River. Ruth, Saul, and Ruth’s pet chicken Dorcas scour the box of seemingly random junk that Bea left behind for clues.

Below the Surface

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, thirteen-year-old Theo finds a pocket watch linked to a local legend about a lost treasure.

Big Winner

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, fourteen-year-old Skye worries about her new friend, Digby, after he shares a big secret.

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.

Mission to Mars

In this novel for middle readers, after tragedy strikes, fourteen-year-old Houston and two other teen astronauts must complete a mission to Mars on their own.

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.

Branded

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, Ian learns that the company that makes the uniforms for his school uses child labor.

Boldly Go

In this novel for middle readers, fourteen-year-old Houston is on his way to the International Space Station as part of a NASA study.

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.

Wildfire

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Dylan tries to find the source of a series of mysterious fires.