Orca Book Publishers

Resources for Educators and Parents

Welcome, educators and parents. We're glad you're here! During this challenging time, as educators, students and their families adjust to distance learning, Orca is here to help. We've compiled a number of online resources that can be used from home or in the classroom. You'll find links to free teacher guides and activities, ebooks and audiobooks, as well as information about Orca's dedicated language arts program and our digital subscriptions.

Are you looking for customized resources, such as ebook bundles or other digital products? Curious about classroom licenses for individual ebooks? Please contact us at 1-800-210-5277 or digital@orcabook.com to discuss your school's needs.



The Story Ninja program consists of 21 ready-to-use lesson plans and accompanying videos that cover story-building, writing and editing. Developed by award-winning author Sigmund Brouwer and now available completely online at www.storyninjasrock.com.

Orca's Digital Subscriptions are an easy and cost-effective way to provide ebooks to an entire class, school or library system. Free 30-day trials available!

All Orca titles are available as ebooks (PDF and EPUB), and most picturebooks are also available as Read-Along EPUBs. Select titles are available as mp3 audiobooks. Shop on our website for immediate downloads or visit your favorite ebook/audiobook provider.



Orca Classroom Connections is a quarterly teacher resource with free lesson plans and activities for elementary, middle-school and high-school classrooms.

For a limited time, download a FREE Read-Along EPUB of On the News: Our First Talk About Tragedy from the World Around Us series of nonfiction picture books.

Download professionally written teacher guides for many titles, including Orca's hi-lo and early reader series, select middle reader fiction, middle reader nonfiction and teen fiction.



For younger readers and their families, the Lucy Tries Sports website comes with fun games and activities. Help Lucy find her favorite sports terms in a word search, solve a long-vowel crossword puzzle, match letters and sounds, navigate a short-track maze, draw Lucy with a dot-to-dot and more.

Explore online resources about sustainability, environmental responsibility, and about the Great Bear Rainforest. Includes free teacher guides for The Salmon Bears and The Sea Wolves.

Explore resources from Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation by Monique Gray Smith. Includes posters, maps and links to further your journey.

Seven (the Series): 3 SERIES. 21 BOOKS. 7 AUTHORS. Learn more about this exciting series and access a family tree, character maps, audio excerpts and a free teacher guide.



What’s better than a video of an author reading their own book?

Watch videos of Orca authors reading from their books and learn more about the Read Aloud Canadian Books Program.