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Little Duck

Britta Teckentrup (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459827493

Meet Little Duck in this new book in the All Natural series. It’s a beautiful day for a swim, so Little Duck heads to the water with her mama and siblings to play games and explore before they settle in for a nap.

Little Fox

Britta Teckentrup (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459827479

Meet Little Fox in this new book in the All Natural series. When the sun starts to set, it’s time for Little Fox to wake up and be with his mama. But she doesn’t want to play. Can Little Fox find someone to play with before it’s time to go back to bed?

Animals and Their Babies

Helen Lepp Friesen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781623599096

Animals and Their Babies teaches readers baby animal names, including kitten, puppy, cub, tadpole, joey, and calf. Readers also learn how animals protect their young.

A Butterfly's Life

Helen Lepp Friesen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991945

A Butterfly's Life teaches readers about monarch butterflies. Readers learn about the life cycle of a monarch, from egg to caterpillar to pupa to butterfly, and why monarchs migrate.

Animal Records

Allyson Valentine Schrier (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991846

Animal Records explores which animals are the fastest, biggest, strongest, and can jump the highest. Readers also learn about other animal records, such as largest nest, biggest noise, and loudest animal sound.

The Call of the Wild

Jack London (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781531164072

An unusual dog, part Saint Bernard and part Scotch shepherd, is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.

Strange Creatures

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845653

Identifies weird creatures in caves, the desert, and the arctic before presenting a creature that's so weird you have to ask "Is It Alive?"

Los animales en la granja / Animals on the Farm

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Iesha Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781645807551

Kids will love this playful story in both Spanish and English. This dual language reader will encourage children to learn farm animal names and phrases. Simple sentence structures and repetitive words will have young readers learning a new language in no time.

Il était une fois un oiseau

Rina Singh (author) Nathalie Dion (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459839052

Un jour, à la fin de l’hiver, un petit oiseau est sorti et a découvert que le monde était devenu silencieux. Les rues étaient vides et les terrains de jeux, silencieux. Perplexe, mais déterminé, un oiseau explore la ville à la recherche d’un endroit approprié pour nicher. Les résidents d’un immeuble d’habitation le remarquent qui se repose dans un arbre tout près et sont réconfortés par son chant. En l’observant par leurs fenêtres, ils oublient leur quotidien et prennent le temps d’apprécier les merveilles de la nature. L’oiseau choisit de s’installer pour de bon dans cette communauté et il y fait son nid, un acte de résilience et d’espoir qui inspire les humains à sortir eux aussi et leur rappelle que la nature a son propre rythme, que les saisons changent et que la vie continue. Encore une fois. Ce livre d’images sans texte est une contemplation pleine d’espoir de nos liens avec la nature et de la joie qu’elle nous procure, même dans des périodes difficiles.

Gone is Gone

Isabelle Groc (author) Jane Goodall (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459816862

Gone is Gone looks at why species become endangered, how scientists are learning about endangered wildlife, what people are doing to conserve species and ways young people can help. The book is richly illustrated with unique photos that Isabelle has taken over many years of observing endangered species in the field alongside the people who work to conserve them. Throughout, the author shares enchanting encounters and personal field stories: watching narwhals socialize in the Canadian Arctic, getting close to a Laysan albatross raising chicks on a remote Hawaiian island, spotting a rhinoceros on safari and even swimming with sea lions in the Galápagos Islands. Gone is Gone will inform, intrigue and inspire readers to take small steps toward big changes for endangered species around the world.

Great Bear Rainforest

Ian McAllister (author) Alex Van Tol (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459822801

In the northwest corner of British Columbia, between the Alaska–BC border and the northern tip of Vancouver Island, lies a land of forest green and sparkling blue. From massive whales to tiny herring, spirit bears to sea wolves, an incredibly diverse array of wildlife calls this land home. Part of the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one the last untouched places on Earth. Learn about the people who make their home in the Great Bear Rainforest and are committed to preserving and protecting it. Hear how Indigenous youth are coming together and taking responsibility for this place they call home. Learn more at greatbearrainforest.com

Bagels on Board

Joan Betty Stuchner (author) Dave Whamond (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459806962

All aboard! The Bernsteins are heading off on a cruise, and Aunt Sharon offers to take care of the family pets, Lox (the fish), Creamcheese (the cat) and Bagels, an energetic puppy with a talent for escaping. Trouble is, Bagels is up to his usual disappearing act. When he turns up unexpectedly on the cruise ship, Josh and his little sister, Becky, must keep Bagels hidden. But when an onboard mystery begins to unfold involving two potential spies and a mysterious woman with a secret envelope, Bagels just might be able to help crack the case! Bagels on Board is the third book in the series about Bagels Bernstein, following Bagels Come Home and Bagels the Brave.

Wild Horses

Linda L. Richards (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825604

Wild horses are legendary, but today their very existence is under threat from a changing environment, politics and less protected spaces to roam free. These animals live all over the world, including the iconic mustangs in North America—a symbol of freedom and the American West. Today what we thought we knew about the history of wild horses and where they came from is changing. What makes a horse wild? Where do they live and how did they end up there? What is the relationship between wild horses and Indigenous Peoples? How are governments and citizens working for or against them? In this book, readers discover the history, biology and ecology of wild horses and the key role young people are playing in protecting wild horse populations to keep them running free for generations to come.

Sally's Big Day

Andrew Larsen (author) Dawn Lo (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459834620

Sally is excited for the first day of puppy school, but it isn’t easy when there are so many new things to see (and sniff!). It's hard to focus at puppy school when there are all kinds of pups to play with, water to splash in...and so many smells! But Sally doesn't give up and keeps trying, ending the day triumphantly. Just like children, puppies have a lot to explore in and learn about the world around them. This sweet story will give confidence to young readers as they venture into the world to learn and try new things.

Once, a Bird

Rina Singh (author) Nathalie Dion (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459831445

Once, as the winter ended, a little bird emerged to find the world had gone quiet. The streets were empty and the playgrounds still. Puzzled but determined, the bird explores the town in search of a suitable place to nest. The residents of an apartment building notice her resting in a tree outside and take comfort in her song. Watching through their windows, they look beyond their lives and pause to appreciate the wonders of nature. The bird chooses to make this community her home and builds a nest, an act of resilience and hope that inspires the humans to emerge as well, reminding them that natural rhythms continue, seasons change and life goes on. Once again. This wordless picture book is a hopeful contemplation of our interconnectedness with the natural world and the joy that nature brings us, even in unusual times.

Grizzly Bears

Frances Backhouse (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459828551

They once roamed across half the continent, but today the grizzly population has declined at an alarming rate and it is incredibly difficult to rebuild those numbers, especially in places with a lot of people. Yet grizzlies are key members of their ecological communities and a powerful symbol of wilderness. Learn from conservationists, scientists, Indigenous Peoples and young people who are working to ensure that grizzlies will be with us forever.

Dear Polar Bears

Gabrielle Prendergast (author) Marcus Cutler (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459833012

Polar bears and penguins live in similar climates, but they never, ever meet. What if they had a party together? The penguins of Antarctica write a letter inviting the polar bears of the Arctic to join them at the South Pole to celebrate their longest day of the year. But how will the polar bears get there? It's such a long journey—will they make it in time? What will they bring? And what will happen when they arrive? Dear Polar Bears combines a playful story of friendship with humorous imagery depicting the differences between Earth's polar regions. With fun facts about penguin and polar bear species, the distance between the poles, and the summer solstice, this will be the most exciting party thrown by penguins you've ever attended.

Scottish Folds

Emmie Chang (author)

Publisher: Gray Duck ISBN: 9781647720964

Say hello to the kitty cats famous for folded ears! Read all about the Scottish Fold cat breed!

Abyssinians

Emmie Chang (author)

Publisher: Gray Duck ISBN: 9781647720926

Say hello to the kitty cats that like to be acrobats! Read all about the Abyssinian cat breed!

Devon Rexes

Emmie Chang (author)

Publisher: Gray Duck ISBN: 9781647720933

Say hello to the kitty cats with wonderfully wavy hair! Read all about the Devon Rex cat breed!

Maine Coons

Emmie Chang (author)

Publisher: Gray Duck ISBN: 9781647720940

Say hello to the biggest kitty cats of all! Read all about the Maine Coon cat breed!

Ragdolls

Emmie Chang (author)

Publisher: Gray Duck ISBN: 9781647720957

Say hello to the most popular kitty cats around! Read all about the Ragdoll cat breed!

Sphynx

Emmie Chang (author)

Publisher: Gray Duck ISBN: 9781647720971

Say hello to the kitty cats known for their baldness! Read all about the Sphynx cat breed!

Yorkshire Terriers

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539105

Tiny, fiesty, and sometimes persnickety, the Yorkshire terrier is one of the most popular dog breeds. Learn more about these miniature dogs, from their origins to their quirky personality traits.

Where Did the Caterpillar Go?

Beth Bence Reinke (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503813526

Find out how caterpillars form a chrysalis or cocoon before transforming into a butterfly or a moth. Additional features to aid comprehension include colorful images, informational diagrams, hands-on activities, detailed captions and callouts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.