Kids ask hard questions about social and environmental issues in their communities and around the world. The Orca Footprints series answers those questions with well-researched, straightforward information and powerful images. With topics such as sustainable energy, fair trade and community building, these books will inspire kids to take action.

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.

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.

What Poo Can Do

This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers, illustrated with photographs throughout, explores how animals are fighting the climate crisis by pooping.

Less Is More

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers, this book explores the low-waste movement and how kids can get involved. Illustrated with photographs throughout.

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.

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.

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.

Listen Up!

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers, illustrated with color photographs throughout. Young readers will discover how to listen to the sounds of nature and what they can tell us about the health of the planet.

Rush Hour

This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers looks at the evolution of traffic, how it's affecting the environment and practical things young people can do to help. Illustrated with photographs.

Fashion Forward

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers, this book explores the social and environmental issues in the fashion industry and how kids can make it more sustainable.

A Fair Deal

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers, this book looks at trade from the perspective of making it fair for all people.

Upstream, Downstream

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers, this book examines our relationships with watersheds and what we need to do to protect them for future generations.

Trash Talk

This illustrated book of nonfiction for middle-graders shows how people all over the world are working to keep our planet from drowning in a sea of garbage.

Nature Out of Balance

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers and illustrated with color photographs. Find out about the global problem of invasive species, the good and the bad, and what you can do to support the ecosystems around you.

If a Tree Falls

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers and illustrated with color photographs. Find out how global deforestation affects the planet and what you can do to keep forests healthy for future generations.

Chemical World

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers, this book examines the good and the bad of the chemicals we come into contact with in our daily lives.

Ours to Share

This addition to the nonfiction Orca Footprints series examines how overpopulation leads to unequal sharing of the earth’s social and natural resources.

Dive In!

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers, with color photographs throughout. Find out why the ocean matters, why it is an amazing place and what you can do to keep it that way.

Better Together

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers, illustrated with many color photographs. Explore the different types of communities people create to meet their need for companionship.

Going Wild

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers, illustrated with many color photographs. Readers will find out what urban rewilding is and how it can make our lives (and our planet) safer and healthier.