Just Kickin' It

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, sixteen-year-old Jesse wonders how far he’ll go for a cool new pair of sneakers when an older teen entices him into petty theft.

Whales and Us

Illustrated By: Nathalie Dion
Translated by: David Warriner

This beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book examines the history, environment, biology and behaviors of whales. Using stories and legends, Whales and Us explores humans’ relationships to whales, threats to the whales' existence and what we can do to protect them.

The Day Dancer Flew

Illustrated By: Brittany Lane

In this beautiful picture book inspired by a true story, flooding forces a child and their family to flee their farm without their beloved horse, Dancer. But the child won't give up on Dancer and finds helpers in the community who get Dancer airlifted to safety.

In It to Win It

Illustrated By: Pui Yan Fong

Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book examines how sports are affecting the planet, what climate change means for athletes and sporting events, and what young people can do to make sports sustainable for the future.


Part of the nonfiction Orca Wild series for middle-grade readers and illustrated with color photographs throughout, this book introduces kids to owls in North America. It discusses owl habitat, biology and threats to survival, and how scientists, conservationists and young people are working to protect owls everywhere.

Picture a Girl

In this middle-grade novel, Addie has to draw on all her resilience to look after herself and her little brother, Billy, when their mother, who struggles with depression and alcoholism, leaves unexpectedly.

The Pie Reports

Despite living an ocean apart, a child connects with her grandfather over a shared love of pie and learns to hold space for him through his progressive illness.

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.