Channel Surfing in the Sea of Happiness

Channel Surfing in the Sea of Happiness is an iconoclastic romp through the end of the twentieth century. The misfit characters in this funny, poignant collection of stories find themselves adrift in an increasingly absurdist world, a world they must reinvent in order to find hope.

The End of Always

Ever since Isobel’s mom died, her dad won’t stop preparing for the world to end. It gets worse when he decides to move Isobel and her little sister to Endurance Ranch, a survivalist community in the middle of nowhere. A boy named Dane makes Isobel's life at the ranch better, but she realizes it's up to her to take control of her future.

Crow Helps a Friend

In this picture book featuring Coast Salish art and Traditional Storytelling techniques, a wood duck and a crow turn a mistake into an opportunity for friendship and growth.

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.

It's a They!

In this board book told in simple rhyming verse, siblings use gender-neutral pronouns to welcome a new baby into the family. Accompanied by adorable photos, this text depicts a much-loved baby who will decide their gender when they're ready—and will be loved no matter what.

Lo Simpson Starts a Revolution

In this middle-grade novel, Lo's best friend, Jazz, is ditching her for the popular crowd, makeup and boys. But when Lo finds new friends who share her love of comics and Doctor Who, she discovers her voice—and the confidence to speak up for what's right.

Lucky Break

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Lucy "Lucky" Graves breaks her ankle in a rugby game and jeopardizes her future.

Normal Kids

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Hannah goes on a search for her younger brother, who has disappeared with their overdue rent money, and finds unexpected romance along the way.

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.

Spotting Dottie

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, fourteen-year-old Charlotte wants to use her new drone to prove that Dottie, the elusive lake monster of Dorothy Lake, really exists.

Why We Need Vaccines

Illustrated By: Paige Stampatori

Part of the nonfiction Orca Timeline series, with photographs and illustrations throughout, this book examines the history, science, ethics and social issues related to infectious diseases and vaccines.

Blue to the Sky

Multiple food allergies destroy 12-year-old Ella’s confidence, especially when it comes to public speaking. She plans to conquer her fear by participating in a CN Tower climb and reading her poetry when she gets to the top.

Two Pieces of Chocolate

Illustrated By: Gabrielle Grimard

In 1945, Francine and her maman are sent to the Bergen-Belsen Nazi prison camp. Life is gray and hopeless, but Maman has two secret pieces of chocolate that give them both hope. When Francine meets Hélène, a fellow prisoner who must hide her pregnancy, Francine realizes she may be able to help.

Motherlike

In this candid, entertaining, and poignant account of new motherhood, Leyton weaves her own observations with historical research and cultural commentary on everything from the history of the birth control pill to the risks of labour and the realities of being post-partum. A personal story that reflects a larger picture of ourselves.

The Sulphur Springs Cure

Eighty-four-year-old Violet’s unexpected return to the scene of a murder she was inadvertently involved with seventy years earlier brings up long-buried memories, a much-missed girlhood friend, and of her own sexual awakening. But the past brings hurtful truths, leaving Violet to think that perhaps some mysteries are better left unsolved …