Wilhelm, the Hedgehog

Translated by: Alexey Potapov
Illustrated By: Anna Sarvira

Originally published in Ukraine, this charming tale tells of a young and very curious hedgehog who,with the help of his friends, realizes his dreams. It celebraes creativity and inspiration, and the friends who help you along the way.

Breathing the Page

Accomplished writer, poet, and teacher Betsy Warland explores the writing process while on a quest to articulate the powerful forces beneath the craft of language, including materials, tools, and processes.

The Uncaged Voice

Edited By: Keith Ross Leckie
Foreword by: Mary Jo Leddy

Fifteen writers in exile were asked for pieces of writing about their experiences in the home countries that they were forced to escape. These brutal and heart-rending stories show the strength and resilience of human beings from all over the world who continue to seek truth, justice, and freedom of expression.

Hide and Seek

Introduction by: Rebecca Clifford

Ben Carniol is only five years old in 1942 when his parents send him away to live with a non-Jewish couple in the village of Baudour, Belgium. Hide and Seek: In Pursuit of Justice describes a childhood filled with the loss and violence of war and Ben’s response to it: a deep commitment to creating a safe and just society for all.

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.

Lost Inside My Head

By: Vigg
Translated by: David Warriner

Vincent wishes he was like everyone else, but his ADHD makes his thoughts turn to chaos…until he learns he can be himself and focus his light on what he wants to see.

Open Science

Illustrated By: Catherine Chan

Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book explores the concept of open science and how scientists around the world are working together to make research available to everyone.

Wild Horses

Part of the nonfiction Orca Wild series for middle-grade readers and illustrated with color photographs throughout, this book looks at the controversial past, present and future of wild horses around the world, including the ongoing threats to their existence.

Nights Too Short to Dance

René, a trans man, confronts age and illness on a winter’s night. Charismatic as ever, he is surrounded by friends and lovers. They look back over a century of struggle—Stonewall, the AIDS epidemic—and realize it’s not over. But neither is the love. Blais, a queer literary icon, brings to life pivotal moments in the fight for queer rights.

Lucky Me

Bruno's friend Sanjay has his own room and a pet iguana. Bruno's brother, Mateo, who is visually impaired, has a dog named Rocco who helps him get around, and Mateo is a fantastic storyteller. Bruno doesn't have a pet, and he has to share his room, but he still feels like the luckiest of all to have such a great brother and amazing friend.

40 Days in Hicksville

Kate just wanted to meet her infamous, estranged grandfather, she didn’t expect to encounter skulls hidden on his property. And she didn’t expect Zach, the exasperating boy next door, to be the only person who can help her solve a thirty-five-year-old cold case.

Pride and Persistence

The activists between these pages have stood up for the queer community, whether on their own behalf or in support of people they love. Some made a difference by confronting injustice; others dared to be fully themselves.

More than Words

You are constantly communicating wherever you go, and that’s what this book will help you do – communicate effectively and with confidence by giving you essential tips and tricks. Communicating just might turn out to be your superpower!

The Golden Apples

Jack has a good heart, and is a great cook—but he's not so good at following directions. With the help of a friendly fox, he finds love AND succeeds at the quest his father has set for him. But there are some pretty big pitfalls en route.

Naaahsa is an Artist!

Naaahsa says art is a language everyone understands. Sometimes we make art together. We draw, we bead, we sing. Sometimes Naaahsa tells stories in Blackfoot. I even get to go with her to see her art show at the National Gallery. Naaahsa is famous for her art, but I love her hugs best.

Obaasan's Boots

Lou and Charlotte don’t know much about their grandmother’s life. Their Obaasan invites them to spend time with her, sharing her experience as a Japanese Canadian during WWII and a painful story of their family's internment. The girls begin to understand how their identities have been shaped by racism, and that history is not only about the past.

The Great Goldbergs

When working-class Sean McFall is ushered into the dazzling world of the wealthy Goldberg family, he slowly uncovers the dark secrets underlying their shining lives and learns how far he’s willing to go for wealth and acceptance, and for love.

Auntie's Rez Surprise

Illustrated By: Ellie Arscott

Auntie always greets Cree in Nehiyaw when she comes for a visit. When Auntie arrives with a surprise gift hidden in her bag, Cree can’t wait to discover what it is. The first clue? It’s from the rez. As Cree tries to figure out what it might be, the bag starts to move. Cree is thrilled when the bag opens and out jumps a rez puppy!

Life Expectancy

When a class play and her legal studies homework help her connect the dots, Sophie St. John makes some startling revelations about her life: she was born with a serious disease, might be very rich, and has a reduced life expectancy. Amid fear and grief, she learns how love and meaning make any life incredibly precious.

Semi-Detached

Semi-Detached is a love story that spans time and crosses classes to explore the meaning of home. Set during two paralyzing ice storms (one in 1944 and one in 2013) that are connected by a murder, a house, and the real estate agent who pieces the puzzle together.