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.

Defy

In Zalmon, every Life Event is pre-determined: where you’ll work, who you’ll marry, and when you’ll die. When his beloved little sister is assigned an imminent Death Date, seventeen-year-old Darius will stop at nothing to save her.

The Time Keeper

In 1902 Edinburgh, a clockmaker is found dead inside a locked clocktower. When the clockmaker’s apprentice finds clues inside a seemingly unfixable watch, he races against time to discover the truth of his mentor’s death and a map to a miracle cure that can save his dying friend.

Bad Bot

Translated by: David Warriner
Illustrated By: Vigg

In this short horror novel for middle-grade readers, lonely Victor befriends his new toy robot, LenBot. But when LenBot starts learning more than Victor has taught it, Victor realizes his new friend might be dangerous.

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.

Sally's Snow Day

Illustrated By: Dawn Lo

In this playful picture book, Sally the dog gets dressed in her boots and coat to head out to the park on a winter's day. There are other pups to play with and even snowdogs to sniff before she heads home for a nap.

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.

Hummingbird / Aamo-binashee

Translated by: Norman Chartrand

In this dual-language picture book in English and Anishinaabemowin, a child is chased by Windigo, who preys on isolation and insecurity. But Kokum calls to the child with a message of hope, and a hummingbird arrives with teachings of love and resilience.

Le cœur

Parsemé d’anecdotes et d’illustrations ludiques, ce livre répond aux questions des enfants sur le cœur.

L’ouragan et moi

Philémon, à 10 ans, est l’homme de la maison, et il est heureux avec les deux femmes de sa vie ; Lana, sa maman, et Ingrid, son papa, devenu une femme. Mais il est parfois victime des moqueries d’un garçon de sa classe qui ne voit pas la beauté et l’authenticité d’Ingrid.

Nothing Trivial

John Haney, one of the creators of the beloved board game Trivial Pursuit, walks us through his life — his hockey career, his time in Europe, his theatre career, and much more — and how it all led him to acquire the plethora of knowledge that later became the fodder for quality cutthroat game nights around the world.

Making the Moment

By (photographer): Daniel Lastres

Diva is about to walk her first ball, and she is feeling nervous and excited! With the help of friends, icons, and legends from House of Siriano and the Toronto ballroom community, Diva calms her nerves, collects her courage, and claims her 10s.

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.