Birthdays

Part of the nonfiction Orca Origins series for middle readers. Illustrated with color photographs, this book covers the history of modern celebrations and discusses the many birthday traditions around the world.

Let's Eat

Part of the nonfiction Footprints series for middle readers. Illustrated with many color photographs, this book explores where the food we eat comes from and what the future of farming looks like.

The Ship to Nowhere

Rachel and her family, along with thousands of other Jewish refugees after the Holocaust, board the Exodus—a ship bound for Palestine—on a journey that they hope will bring them to safety and a new home.

Pocket Change

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers, with color photographs throughout. Readers will learn how purchases affect the environment and what the world would look like if we bought less stuff.

Deep Roots

In this work of nonfiction, the role of trees in maintaining a vibrant ecosystem, as well as providing food, fuel and shelter, is depicted through photographs, personal stories and facts.

What's the Buzz?

This illustrated book of nonfiction for middle-grades describes how people are becoming more aware of bees and our dependence on them, and are working to save bees in all kinds of different ways.

The Choice

Jakob and his family hide their Jewish identity in Nazi-occupied Hungary. Discovered, he is sent as a prisoner to Auschwitz where he keeps himself alive out of a desire for revenge on the friend he believes turned on him, only to discover when he is free that things are not as he thought.

Severn and the Day She Silenced the World

Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s speech at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio caught the attention of the world. She and her friends raised money to travel to Rio, never imagining the effect they would have there. Severn's story is about the power of children, and how their voices can stand out above the politics and cynicism of adults.

Shanghai Escape

Shanghai, China is a strange place for a young Jewish girl from Vienna, but that is where Lily Toufar finds herself in 1938. She and her family are looking for safety after leaving their home in Europe, where Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party have made life unbearable for Jews.

Pedal It!

This illustrated book of nonfiction for middle-grades describes how bicycles can be used for many things apart from transportation.

We Are Their Voice

A collection of writing and art from young people who were invited to share what the Holocaust means to them. Their contributions reveal that they find meaningful lessons in the past, and give us hope for a more peaceful and tolerant future.

Emily Included

The true story of Emily Eaton. Born with severe cerebral palsy, Emily and her family had to fight for her right to go to school with non-disabled children in a regular classroom. Eventually victorious, Emily’s story makes her an amazing role model for children everywhere - whether they are living with a disability or not.