Jeremy lives in a small community where winters are long and stray dogs roam the streets. When peer pressure leads Jeremy into a bad prank, he is immediately struck with guilt - and that's when Jeremy's life changes forever. Trying to make amends Jeremy befriends Yellow Dog - and in the process meets a curious old man who introduces him to the adventures of dog sledding. Soon Jeremy is forming his own old-time dog team with Yellow Dog at lead - and in the process discovers more about himself - and the old man - than he ever thought possible.
- Author:Körner, MiriamSummary:
- Author:Little, Jody J.Summary:
Readers who love Leslie Connor and Ann M. Martin will adore this story of a citywide scavenger hunt and a girl who learns that family—and weirdness—is relative. Summer Coding Camp Incoming 7th graders only Eight-week session begins June 28 This is it, my summer plan. Hoping to ditch two months of chicken coops, kale, and her parents' antiscreen rules, Mac MacLeod sets out to win a citywide food cart scavenger hunt and the money she needs for the summer coding camp of her dreams. But Mac discovers more than just clues during her cross-city sprint—like how her weird parents might not be the worst thing compared to the circumstances of those around her. With the same humor and hope of her debut novel, Mostly the Honest Truth, Jody J. Little gives readers another spunky, unforgettable character to root for.
- Author:Syliboy, AlanSummary:
From the bestselling creator of The Thundermaker comes another adventure featuring Little Thunder and Wolverine—a trickster, who is strong and fierce and loyal. The two are best of friends, even though Wolverine can sometimes get them into trouble. Their favourite pastime is eel fishing, whether it’s cutting through winter ice with a stone axe or catching eels in traditional stone weirs in the summer. But that all changes one night, when they encounter the giant river eel—the eel that is too big to catch. The eel that hunts people! At once a universal story of friendship and problem-solving, Wolverine and Little Thunder is a contemporary invocation of traditional Mi’kmaw knowledge, reinforcing the importance of the relationship between the Mi’kmaq and eel, a dependable year-round food source traditionally offered to Glooscap, the Creator, for a successful hunt.
- Author:Henty, G. A.Summary:
This story includes depictions of the battles of Forts Duquesne and Necessity in Pennsylvania, and Forts Ticonderoga and William Henry in New York, and Quebec in Canada.
- Author:Valente, DominiqueSummary:
Willow is about to be tasked with her most urgent mission yet: to protect the children of Starfell, uncover the mystery of a long-lost kingdom, and prevent the source of all magic from falling into the wrong hands.
- Author:Valente, DominiqueSummary:
Willow Moss's magic has always seemed ordinary. But she is a finder of lost things, and Moreg Vaine says that last Tuesday has gone missing. Willow and Moreg set out on a perilous journey across the wilds of Starfell, looking for what they've lost. If they don't discover what happened to the missing day, the repercussions could be devastating for the entire kingdom.
- Author:Valente, DominiqueSummary:
After saving the kingdom of Starfell from certain ruin, Willow Moss is feeling a tiny bit proud. When her dear friend Nolin Sometimes sends her a desperate plea for help, Willow seizes the chance to prove herself once more. With the help of her old crew, Willow sets out on an adventure that takes her face to face with the mysterious Queen of the Undead, and if she fails, Willow may lose her friends and her magic forever.
- Author:Peters, Karen VossSummary:
William is very nervous about his first day at a new school until he meets a strange boy called Wrickety Stick. Wrickety — along with the rest of the Stick family — has bendable bones. He can make his bones go soft and thin just by concentrating. This means that he can do things that William can only imagine, like sliding under doors and squeezing into cracks, or slipping between the bars of a grate. After witnessing it for himself, William becomes fascinated and wants to know more about this strange family and their unusual bones. But it’s not just William who is interested in the Sticks’ bones. The Sticks soon find out they are in danger — and William intends to help them. Though he can’t slide under doors, he’ll do everything he can to save his new friends.
- Author:Morris, ChadSummary:
When her mother dies, twelve-year-old Willa feels lost and alone—until she meets and befriends a humpback whale named Meg While on a whale-watching excursion with her dad, Willa is alone on one side of the boat when she sees a humpback whale. Her awe and wonderment about this massive and beautiful creature turns to shock when the whale communicates with her, introducing herself as Meg. As their friendship develops, Willa comes to view Meg as a trusted confidant—who offers her advice about difficult issues in Willa's life. When a blue whale washes up on shore and dies, the townspeople jump into action with opinions about what to do with it. Willa enlists her friends, family, and the City Council to rescue the body of the whale and donate it to the local university where her mom taught for further study and to display the bones. Feeling good about getting her community to band together in service of science and conservation, Willa returns to the shore to tell Meg about her amazing experience. But Meg tells Willa that it is time for her pod to migrate, and Willa learns that it's okay to say goodbye. Willa and the Whale is a poignant story about caring, loss, and the deep connections that make us human.
- Author:Rawls, WilsonSummary:
A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart's desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters.
- Author:Solter, Sonja K.Summary:
A sensitive, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful novel in verse about one girl's journey in the aftermath of abuse. One day after school, on the couch in the basement, Tori's uncle did something bad. Afterward, Tori tells her mom. Even though telling was a brave thing to do, her mom still doesn't believe her at first. Her grandma still takes his side. And Tori doesn't want anyone else — even her best friend — to know what happened. Now Tori finds herself battling mixed emotions — anger, shame, and sadness — as she deals with the trauma. But with the help of her mom, her little sister, her best friend, and others, can Tori find a way to have the last word? From debut author Sonja K. Solter comes a heartbreaking yet powerful novel that will strike a chord with readers of Jacqueline Woodson and Tony Abbott.
- Author:Tremblay, IdaSummary:
This story takes readers on a journey into the past when dog teams were part of the traditional way of life in Northern Saskatchewan. It follows the seasonal cycle of trapline life.
- Author:Gray Smith, MoniqueSummary:
When We Are Kind celebrates simple acts of everyday kindness and encourages children to explore how they feel when they initiate and receive acts of kindness in their lives. Celebrated author Monique Gray Smith has written many books on the topics of resilience and reconciliation and communicates an important message through carefully chosen words for readers of all ages. Beautifully illustrated by artist Nicole Neidhardt, this book encourages children to be kind to others and to themselves. Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this early ebook edition as part of our new Digital First initiative, with the release of the print edition to follow.
- Author:Machado, Ana MariaSummary:
A child decides to invite a few friends for a birthday party, encouraging guests to bring food and friends, but the guest list soon gets out of control and becomes the craziest, wildest party ever.
- Author:Atkinson, DaveSummary:
Kate's family has told her that on her thirteenth birthday she'll hear the "Whooooo" call of the moon, and howl back, and become a werewolf just like them. But she doesn't want to be a werewolf. She's always felt more like a duck. On the night of her thirteenth birthday, Kate stands near her family's cabin in the backwoods of New Brunswick and hears the moon calling-but it sounds like more of a "Whooooo?" as in "Who are you?" and Kate does what she's always wanted to do-she quacks. Quack, quack, quacks. Her family tries to understand Kate's new full-moon form, but they are busy integrating themselves with some new, edgy werewolves in town. Engaging, hilarious, and utterly believable, Wereduck is a thrilling addition to the were-canon.
- Author:Gutman, Dan.Summary:
With more than 23 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! In honor of Presidents' Day, A.J. and Andrea from Ella Mentry will compete against their Dirk School rivals in the ultimate Presidents' Day Challenge! The winning school will get bragging rights, a free trip to an amusement park, and a top-secret prize. The only problem is that A.J. doesn't know anything about U.S. presidents, unless it involves their use of toilets! Will A.J. and Andrea be able to work together as a team and bring home the win? Bestselling author Dan Gutman brings his kid-friendly sense of humor to this special series of after-school chapter books featuring hilarious stories. This is one weird Presidents' Day special you won't want to miss!
- Author:Rodkey, GeoffSummary:
Imagine being forced to move to a new planet where YOU are the alien! From the creator of the Tapper Twins, New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey delivers a topical, sci-fi middle-grade novel that proves friendship and laughter can transcend even a galaxy of differences. The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we'd been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home. That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They're very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that's not why it's so hard to live here. There's a lot that the Zhuri don't like: singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal's office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though' The Zhuri don't like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.
- Author:Sachar, LouisSummary:
Wayside School is back in session in this brand-new, fourth installment in the perennially beloved and bestselling series by Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar. Your favorite students and teachers are all here. That includes Sharie, who loves her striped-and-spotted umbrella more than anything; Kathy, who has a bad case of oppositosis; Jason, who has to read the longest book in the world; and the rest of Mrs. Jewls's class on the thirtieth floor, who are busily collecting toenail clippings. Everyone is scrambling to prepare for the all-important Ultimate Test, but meanwhile, there is a mysterious Cloud of Doom looming above them... More than fifteen million readers have laughed at the clever and hilarious stories of Wayside School. So what are you waiting for? Come visit Wayside School! Kids 7 to 13 will zoom through these chapter books—laughing their way through the fast, funny, silly but relatable stories. This funny chapter book series includes: Sideways Stories from Wayside School Wayside School Is Falling Down Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger And now also Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom, the brand-new, fourth installment in the series, and the first in twenty-five years!
- Author:West, TraceySummary:
Drake has a dream about a new dragon that is somehow trapped in a cave, so Drake, Ana and their two dragons set off to find the Rainbow Dragon's dragon master, Obi, and together they must rescue Rainbow dragon, Dayo, from Kwaku, a giant spider, who spins a deadly web.
- Author:Spafford-Fitz, KarenSummary:
"Highlighting girls' volleyball, a sport which has overtaken girls' basketball in popularity, Volleyball Vibe shows how engagement in sports can boost self-esteem, confidence, and foster responsibility and teamwork. The main character, Ria, is a teen girl living in Edmonton, Alberta, whose obsession with beauty and fashion leads her mother to insist that she either get a job or join a team sport. At an age when too many girls stop competing athletically, Ria discovers her own capabilities as well as the rewards of challenging herself and connecting with others on a team."--