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.

Ramadan

Part of the nonfiction Orca Origins series for middle readers. Illustrated with color photographs, this book examines the origins and traditions of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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.

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.

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.

Diwali

Enlivened by personal stories, Diwali illuminates and celebrates how Hindu, Sikh and Jain traditions are kept alive in the modern world in this work of nonfiction for middle readers.

Whales and Us

Illustrated By: Nathalie Dion
Translated by: David Warriner

This beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book examines the history, environment, biology and behaviors of whales. Using stories and legends, Whales and Us explores humans’ relationships to whales, threats to the whales' existence and what we can do to protect them.

In It to Win It

Illustrated By: Pui Yan Fong

Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book examines how sports are affecting the planet, what climate change means for athletes and sporting events, and what young people can do to make sports sustainable for the future.

Owls

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

Get Outside!

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers, this book examines the connection between humans and nature, why that connection is important and what we can learn from being outdoors. Illustrated with photographs throughout.

Save Our Seeds

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers, this book examines the importance of seeds to all living things, the threats they face and why we have to preserve and conserve seeds for the future. Illustrated with photographs throughout.