Books published by Orca Book Pub

You Hold Me Up

Orca Book Publishers | October 31, 2017 | 28 pages
You hold me up. I hold you up. We hold each other up.  More Info


Orca Book Publishers | March 1, 2010 | 136 pages
Ian discovers the secret history of the company that made uniforms for his school.  More Info

Nine Doors

Orca Book Publishers | April 1, 2009 | 102 pages
Two fourteen-year-old boys learn a lesson when they annoy their neighbors with a game of "Nicky Nicky nine doors."  More Info

The Drop

Orca Book Publishers | May 1, 2011 | 157 pages
Alex wants to be a part of the elite Backcountry Patrol of snowboarders, but first he and three other hopefuls--Dave, Bryce, and Hope--must endure a series of tests that forces them to confront their own fears and the treacherous mountain terrain.  More Info

Above All Else

Orca Book Pub | March 1, 2014 | 171 pages
When the competition between Del's soccer team, the Cardinals, and their rivals, the Rebels, gets violent, Del tries to diffuse the situation while figuring out which of the Rebel's is repsonsible for the attack.  More Info

Speaking Our Truth

Orca Book Publishers | September 19, 2017 | 160 pages
Holding each other up with respect, dignity and kindness.  More Info

The Littlest Sled Dog

Orca Book Pub | October 1, 2010 | 32 pages
One of little Igvillu's favorite dreams is of becoming a sled dog, so when she is adopted from her kennel by an Inuit storyteller, moves to northern Canada, and comes face-to-face with real sled dogs, she believes that maybe her dreams are really possible.  More Info

Welcome Song for Baby

Orca Book Pub | July 21, 2019 | 24 pages
A poem describing the uniqueness of a newborn baby and its family's love is accompanied by colorful images of babies with their families.  More Info

Middle Row

Orca Book Publishers | March 1, 2008 | 100 pages
Vince and his girlfriend Raedawn search for their missing classmate, Dune, and stir up racial tensions within their town in the process.  More Info

Yellow Line

Orca Book Publishers | September 1, 2005 | 107 pages
Vince, a white teenager, faces discrimination when he begins to fall for a First Nations girl.  More Info

Solomon's Tree

Orca Book Pub | February 1, 2005 | 32 pages
Solomon has a special friendship with the Big Old Maple outside his house, so when a terrible storm tears it up by its roots, Solomon is devastated, but his uncle guides him through the healing process by helping him make a mask from part of the tree.  More Info

Secret of the Dance

Orca Book Publishers | September 1, 2006 | 32 pages
In 1935, a nine-year-old boy's family held a forbidden Potlatch in faraway Kingcome Inlet. Watl'kina slipped from his bed to bear witness. In the Big House masked figures danced by firelight to the beat of the drum. And there, he saw a figure he knew. Aboriginal elder Alfred Scow and award-winning... More Info

The Middle of Everywhere

Orca Book Publishers | October 1, 2009 | 208 pages
Fifteen-year-old Noah leaves Montreal to spend a school term with his dad, a teacher in a small Inuit village in northern Quebec, and is quickly immersed in Inuit culture on an exhilarating winter camping trip.  More Info

Take Shelter

Orca Book Pub | October 1, 2014 | 48 pages
Homes around the world reflect the diversity and ingenuity of their residents.  More Info

Skye Above

Orca Book Pub | November 1, 2014 | 64 pages
Can Skye fly? She's about to find out.  More Info

Unnatural Selections

Orca Book Pub | October 1, 2014 | 32 pages
A fantastical collection of unnatural selections!  More Info

Soapstone Signs

Orca Book Pub | November 1, 2014 | 64 pages
Only the carver knows the soapstone's true shape.  More Info

Justine McKeen Vs. the Queen of Mean

Orca Book Pub | November 1, 2014 | 64 pages
The Queen of Mean has no time for green.  More Info

Tin Soldier

Orca Book Pub | October 1, 2014 | 264 pages
When things hit you out of nowhere, pick yourself up and pretend nothing happened.  More Info


Orca Book Pub | October 1, 2014 | 240 pages
DJ wants it all: the car, the girl and the truth about his grandfather.  More Info

From the Dead

Orca Book Pub | October 1, 2014 | 288 pages
The mean streets of Detroit hide a multitude of sins.  More Info

The Wolf and Me

Orca Book Pub | October 1, 2014 | 256 pages
Life isn't about making sense. It's a gift, and you do your best with it.  More Info

Seven Sequels Bundle

Orca Book Pub | October 1, 2014 | 1784 pages
Who was David McLean? A loving grandfather? A spy? Or a traitor?  More Info

On a Scale from Idiot to Complete Jerk

Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2014 | 144 pages
Meet J.J. Murphy, DJ (Doctor of Jerkosity)  More Info

Best Friend Trouble

Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2014 | 32 pages
Who needs a best friend anyway?  More Info

Alligator, Bear, Crab

Orca Book Publishers | April 1, 2011 | 24 pages
Alligator, Bear, Crab is an ABC book for babies and toddlers alike that introduces the shapes and sounds of the alphabet amid a colorful collection of critters. The bright colors and playful images make for a unique board book, the perfect size for a child's small hands.  More Info

The Great Bike Rescue

Orca Book Pub | October 1, 2013 | 112 pages
Levi and Riley are determined to find out who's behind a recent string of bike thefts after their own bikes are stolen.  More Info

This Little Hamster

Orca Book Pub | October 1, 2013 | 24 pages
In this sequel to Hamsters Holding Hands, a cast of adorable little hamsters introduces babies and toddlers to basic colors.  More Info


Orca Book Pub | October 1, 2013 | 48 pages
Innovative and sustainable energy sources light up children's lives around the world.  More Info

Him Standing

Orca Book Publishers | April 1, 2013 | 136 pages
Commissioned to carve a spirit mask for a mysterious stranger, Lucas Smoke finds his life controlled by disturbing nightmares of his client, an ancient sorcerer named Him Standing, who endeavors to emerge from the dream world.  More Info

Big Guy

Orca Book Publishers | March 1, 2008 | 128 pages
Derek thinks he might be falling in love. The problem is, he hasn't been entirely honest with his online boyfriend. Derek sent Ethan a photo taken before he got depressed and gained eighty pounds. Derek hasn't been honest with his employer either. When he lied about his age and experience to get a... More Info

Way to Go

Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2012 | 224 pages
Seventeen-year-old Danny feels like he has nothing figured out, not his future plans, not relationships, not even his own sexuality, but a visit from a cool city girl might change his summer and his entire life.  More Info

The Great Garage Sale

Orca Book Pub | May 1, 2013 | 64 pages
DJ mistakenly sells the wrong jewelry box to his friend at his grandma's garage sale and has to sacrifice his beloved skateboard to make things right.  More Info

Justine McKeen, Eat Your Beets

Orca Book Pub | May 1, 2013 | 64 pages
In the fourth book in the Justine McKeen series, Justine comes up with a plan to recycle food from her school cafeteria in order to help her local animal shelter.  More Info

Down to Earth

Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2013 | 48 pages
How kids all over the world help produce the food we eat.  More Info

Pedal It!

Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2013 | 48 pages
Bicycles can be used for many things besides transportation.  More Info

Can Hens Give Milk?

Orca Book Publishers | March 1, 2013 | 32 pages
Shlomo and Rivka, farmers in the town of Chelm, own hens that lay eggs but wish they could get milk, and when their daughter says that cows produce milk because they eat grass, they decide to feed the hens grass so they will give milk too.  More Info

Little You

Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2013 | 24 pages
A poetic board book for babies and toddlers that celebrates every child and the joy babies bring into the world.  More Info

Not a Chance

Orca Book Pub | March 1, 2013 | 160 pages
Dian is outraged when her fourteen-year-old Dominican friend announces that she is engaged to be married.  More Info


Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2013 | 32 pages
The lyrical story of a young girl who shares a special celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival with her parents, who tell her ancient tales about Chang-E, the woman who lives on the moon; Wu-Gang, the woodcutter; and Jade Rabbit.  More Info


Orca Book Publishers | September 1, 2012 | 32 pages
After a tornado leaves him with heaps of scrap metal and no animals on the farm, the determined farmer puts in motion a plan to create his own animals using the materials he has available and, despite his skeptical neighbors, completes his plan with great success.  More Info

Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe

Orca Book Publishers | October 1, 2012 | 32 pages
Presents a cumulative story in which a variety of animals follow a kitten who drives around in an old brown shoe.  More Info

Hamsters Holding Hands

Orca Book Publishers | April 1, 2012 | 24 pages
Teaches the numbers from one to ten using illustrations of hamsters playing and engaging in fun activities. On board pages.  More Info


Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2009 | 208 pages
One picture is worth a thousand tears.  More Info

One Peace

Orca Book Pub | October 1, 2008 | 52 pages
Celebrates the "Power of One"--specifically the accomplishments of children from around the globe who have worked to promote world peace, challenging today's children to strive to make a difference.  More Info


Orca Book Pub | June 1, 2005 | 200 pages
Rooster Cobb, a high school senior, has a bad attitude toward school until the principal and a guidance counselor offer him a deal--if he supervises a group of mentally handicapped bowlers, he will graduate instead of being kicked out.  More Info

Art's Supplies

Orca Book Publishers | March 1, 2008 | 32 pages
In this delightful tale of the power of the imagination, Art's supplies come to life in the studio, creating mayhem and magic -- and art! Pastels, pencils and paints, crayons, brushes and markers, everything gets in on the act of creating a mess-terpiece of fun. Chris Tougas' brilliant... More Info

Bruno for Real

Orca Book Pub | May 1, 2008 | 51 pages
An adventurous seven-year-old named Bruno goes on summer vacation, learns how to swim, and has a very special birthday with his parents.  More Info

The Matatu

Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2012 | 32 pages
When Kioko sees the village dogs chase after the matatu, his grandfather tells him an African folktale about a dog, a goat and a sheep that explains why the dogs behave as they do.  More Info

The Barrio Kings

Orca Book Pub | April 1, 2010 | 125 pages
"Look, man, real life is not always pretty. Sometimes you gotta do hard things. You have to protect what's yours in this life. No one else can do that for you."  More Info