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Growing Up Elizabeth May
By (author): Sylvia Olsen   With: Cate May Burton
ISBN: 9781459823709
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 136
Price: $24.95
This nonfiction biography introduces middle-grade readers to Elizabeth May. The story of her lifelong environmental and political activism will inspire the next generation.
Beavers
By (author): Frances Backhouse
ISBN: 9781459824690
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price: $24.95
Part of the Orca Wild series, this nonfiction book for middle-grade readers explores the important role beavers play as a keystone species. They were nearly driven to extinction for their furs, but today beavers are valued for their role as habitat creators and water stewards.
Otter Lagoon
Illustrated by: Mike Deas   By (author): Nancy Deas
ISBN: 9781459819641
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 192
Price: $14.95
In this graphic novel for early middle readers, a fearsome sea serpent comes back to haunt an island in the Pacific Northwest after a 100-year reprieve.
The Monster Sisters and the Mystery of the Stone Octopus
By (author): Gareth Gaudin
ISBN: 9781459822290
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 160
Price: $19.95
In this graphic novel sequel for early middle readers, two young sleuths must figure out why their sleepy seaside town is being overrun by monsters.
The Sun Will Come Out
By (author): Joanne Levy
ISBN: 9781459825871
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 296
Price: $10.95
In this novel for middle-grade readers, painfully shy Beatrice Gelman ends up at summer camp all by herself.
How to Become an Accidental Activist
By (author)s: Elizabeth MacLeod, Frieda Wishinsky   Illustrated by: Jenn Playford
ISBN: 9781459826113
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price: $24.95
This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers is full of stories about inspiring activists who have accidentally changed the world. The activists profiled are a variety of ages and come from around the world.
Explore the Eelgrass Meadow with Sam and Crystal
By (author): Gloria Snively   Illustrated by: Karen Gillmore
ISBN: 9781772033199
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing
Pages: 64
Price: $18.95
This richly illustrated story teaches children about the many fish, crustaceans, marine mammals and microorganisms that live in and feed off the eelgrass meadows of the Pacific Northwest.
Finding Home
By (author): Jen Sookfong Lee   Illustrated by: Drew Shannon
ISBN: 9781459818996
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 120
Price: $24.95
A look at how human migration has changed the world. Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, with photographs and illustrations throughout.
Design Like Nature
ISBN: 9781459824645
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 48
Price: $19.95
Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers, in this book young readers discover innovations and inventions inspired by nature.
Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure
By (author): Anne Dublin
ISBN: 9781772601626
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pages: 160
Price: $10.95
An American benefactor sponsors a musical group of Jewish orphans to travel from Poland to a new life in Canada.
My Best Friend is Extinct
By (author): Rebecca Wood Barrett   Illustrated by: Cornelia Li
ISBN: 9781459824423
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 240
Price: $10.95
Ten-year-old Henry discovers a strange, wounded creature in the snow tunnels of his ski resort town.
Firefly
By (author): Philippa Dowding
ISBN: 9781770865983
Publisher: Cormorant Books
Pages: 180
Price: $13.95
A thirteen-year-old girl who prefers homelessness to living with her abusive mother is sent to live with an aunt, whose costume shop helps her discover who she is, and what a family is.
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