Release on 2009-09-01 | by Sarah N. Harvey,Susan Greye
Author: Sarah N. Harvey,Susan Greye
Pubpsher: Orca Book Publishers
Perfect for reluctant teen readers, the Orca Sports titles combine mystery and adventure with team sports such as hockey, baseball, football and soccer, and solo sports like scuba diving, running, sailing, horse racing and even race-car driving. Written by popular, award-winning writers such as Sigmund Brouwer and Nikki Tate, Orca Sports books engage young readers with exciting plots and easy-to-read language. The Orca Sports Resource Guide provides teachers with ideas for connecting each title in the series to the curriculum, the text and, most importantly, the students. Certain to encourage lively discussion in the classroom, the Orca Sports Resource Guide is a valuable tool for teachers who want to give their students the very best.
Release on 2009-09 | by Susan Geye,Janice Reynolds
Author: Susan Geye,Janice Reynolds
Pubpsher: Orca Book Publishers
New Resource Guides available for Hi/Low fiction from Orca Book Publishers. Orca Soundings are teen novels for reluctant readers. Orca Currents are middle-school novels for reluctant readers. Written at a grade 2.0 to grade 4.5 reading level, these compelling contemporary novels have proven incredibly popular with teachers and librarians looking for material that will engage their most reluctant of readers. Orca has always provided professionally written teachers guides to accompany these books. Now we offer a complete resource guide to enable classroom integration of these popular titles. Including sections on reading levels, book discussion groups, literacy circles, assessment and follow-up activities, this resource guide enables a teacher to implement the Orca Soundings and Orca Currents series as part of a comprehensive independent reading and literacy unit.
Granted, walking around with two jhereg on your shoulders is not the best disguise for an ex-assassin wanted all over the Empire. But a young boy saved his life and then needs help, Vlad Taltos pays his debt--even if it means uncovering a financial scandal big enough to bring down the House of the Orca and the entire Empire.
A picture book homage to Granny, the world’s oldest known orca, who lived to be 105 years old! For animal lovers and future environmentalists. “Will Granny and her family come again this year?” Dark fins slice through whitecaps, heading straight toward shore. Told from the perspective of young Mia and her family on a whale-watching excursion in the San Juan Islands, here is a moving homage to Granny, the world’s oldest known orca. This intimate and informative story celebrates the importance of respecting and protecting wildlife. It also sheds light on communication and family connections in both human and orca communities, all while answering essential questions about how these intelligent animals live. Christy Ottaviano Books
If humans were to go extinct what would follow? Orcas are the ocean’s top predator and as the land is essentially empty they evolve to come on land. Many orcas believe they are the first sentient species on the land but one astute orca has other ideas. He has exceptional sonar abilities and can see the outline of a bunker left by the last human on earth. What will he find there? How will those who believe they were first handle this new information?
Under the ocean, a mother orca gives birth to her calf and then gently pushes the baby to the water’s surface so it can take its first breath of air. So begins the life of a little orca calf. In this coming-of-age introduction to these marine mammals, readers will see how an orca calf feeds, swims, and spends its days surrounded by the protection of its family pod. Children will discover that, unlike many young animals, most orcas do not leave their mothers as they approach adulthood, but will stay with their family for their entire lives. The colorful interior spreads and gorgeous photos of orca calves are sure to delight emergent readers.
Release on 2011-03-01 | by Robert James Challenger
And More Northwest Coast Stories
Author: Robert James Challenger
Pubpsher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This collection of west-coast fables combines the approach of Aesop with the oral tradition of First Nations storytellers. Woodpecker shows how to be a true friend. Beaver demonstrates how to achieve dreams through hard work. Rainbow Trout finds that all things in nature have a purpose. Parents, grandparents and teachers will embrace Robert James Challenger's stories, which, like all fables, promote cultural values and respect among generations.