Teacher Resources: Teachers' Guides, classroom materials, readers theater and more.
Orca Footprints are nonfiction titles that encourage ecological literacy and global solutions to ongoing environmental issues. These engaging and accessible titles encourage young activists to take small steps toward big changes. Visit www.orcafootprints.com for sample chapters, Common Core correlations and more.
Great Bear Books: Stretching along the BC coast from Vancouver Island’s northern tip to the Alaska panhandle, the Great Bear Rainforest represents 25 percent of the world’s remaining ancient coastal temperate rainforests. Visit www.greatbearbooks.com for ERAC evaluations, image galleries, teachers' guides and student resources.
Just Enough Series: It's never too early to start talking with children about the facts of life, but it isn’t easy either. The Just Enough series helps caregivers broach uncomfortable or challenging subjects with little ones. Visit www.justenough.ca for sample pages and more.
Orca Limelights are novels focused on performing arts, such as music, theater, dance, circus, slam poetry, magic or stand-up comedy. Limelights are hi-lo novels for ages 11 to 14 with lots of performance action, drama and passion! Visit www.orcalimelights.com for sample chapters and reviews.
Lucy Tries Sports: The Lucy Tries Sports series aims to promote physical literacy and encourage young readers to get involved in sports. Visit www.lucytriessports.com for free downloadable activities and more.
Orca Origins: Award-winning authors dig deep into the cultures that shaped them as they connect with and explain traditions that have nourished and supported people for centuries. Visit www.orcaorigins.com for image galleries and reviews.
Rapid Reads are short books for adult readers. They are intended for a diverse audience, including ESL students, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants a high-interest quick read. Visit www.rapid-reads.com for sample chapters, reading guides and literacy resources.
SECRETS: A set of linked YA novels of orphan girls uncovering the secrets of the families they have never known. Visit www.readthesecrets.com for audio excerpts, poster downloads, reviews and more.
Seven (the Series): When David McLean, beloved grandfather and avid adventurer, dies at the age of ninety-two, he leaves behind a very unusual will that outlines the seven tasks he has set for his seven grandsons. Visit www.seventheseries.com for sample chapters and a free, downloadable teachers' guide.
The Seven Sequels: A visit to their grandfather's cottage leads seven grandsons to a hidden cache of passports and foreign currency. Was their beloved grandfather a spy, or even worse, a double agent? Visit www.thesevensequels.com for sample chapters, a family tree and a "Meet the Authors" video.
Tank & Fizz: One goblin and one troll—solving mysteries,
avoiding homework. Visit www.tankandfizz.com for an excerpt and a "Get Slimed" recipe.