Orca Book Publisher

Founded in 1984, Orca Book Publishers is an independently owned Canadian children’s book publisher of award-winning, bestselling books in a number of genres. With over 1,000 titles in print and more than 80 new titles a year, Orca prides itself on publishing Canadian authors and bringing them to a wider market. Orca publishes everything from beautifully illustrated board books and picture books to middle-grade and young-adult fiction. We strive to produce books that illuminate the experiences of people of all ethnicities, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTQ. Our goal is to provide reading material that represents the diversity of human experience to readers of all ages. Orca aims to help young readers see themselves reflected in the books they read. We are mindful of this in our selection of books and have a particular interest in publishing books that celebrate the lives of Indigenous people. Providing young people with exposure to diversity through reading creates a more compassionate world.

Visit the Orca Book Publisher website

Most Recent Book
A Potato on a Bike book

board Books

family · gratitude
May We Have Enough to Share
My Love is For You book
love · nature · animals · belonging
My Love is For You
Pride Colors book
colors · LGBTQ · love
Pride Colors
One Yellow Ribbon book
wordless · shapes · colors
One Yellow Ribbon
One Patch of Blue book
colors · shapes · wordless
One Patch of Blue
Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest book
animals · animal homes · baby animals · nature
Babies of the Great Bear Rainforest
The Animals of Chinese New Year book
Chinese New Year · mythology · animals · China · holidays
The Animals of Chinese New Year
building · rhyming · counting · teamwork
One House
animals · silly · interactive
Whose Bum?
new baby · numbers · counting · kisses
Kiss by Kiss
hindu · religious · holidays
Diwali Lights
bedtime · getting ready for bed · new baby
Time for Bed
babies · rhyming · the body
Toesy Toes
Who Can? book
word play · animals
Who Can?
animals · babies · nature
Forest Baby
religious · family · holidays · Jewish
Passover Family
colors · hindu · love · Spring
Holi Colors
More Than Balloons book
Best Children's Books by Age · 100 Hidden Gem · calming reads for bedtime · love · children's books for adults · valentines · babies · parents
More Than Balloons
An African Alphabet book
cheetahs · alphabet (abc's) · Africa · animals
An African Alphabet
My Heart Fills with Happiness book
happiness · choosing cheeriness · gratitude
My Heart Fills with Happiness
Little You book
being yourself · new baby · self-discovery
Little You
This Little Hamster book
Age 1 · Best Children's Books by Age · 100 Hidden Gem · animals · colors · rhyming
This Little Hamster
Hamsters Holding Hands book
numbers · rhyming · counting
Hamsters Holding Hands
new baby · poetry · family · love
Welcome Song for Baby

chapter Books

rescue · animals
Cougar Frenzy
adventure · ghosts
The Ghost of Mill House
adventure · cats
Pickles Vs. the Zombies
belonging · historical fiction
World War 2
The Taste of Rain
dogs · pets
family · death
Just Three
being famous
Iggy's World
adventure · mystery
Boil Line
friendship · honesty
Double Trouble
being yourself
Kung Fu Master
activism · art
Who Is Tanksy?
Kick Start
traditional culture
Neekna and Chemai
magic · reading
The Magpie's Library
mystery · detectives · monsters
Tank and Fizz: the Case of the Tentacle Terror
inventions · science · courage
How to Become an Accidental Genius
family history · secret · divorce
The Vegetable Museum
adventure · mythology · imagination
Billy Stuart in the Minotaur's Lair
friendship · family · facing fears
Room 555
mystery · bullying · facing fears
Tick Tock Terror
sports · bullying · competition · love
mental illness · sports · teamwork
Jammer Star
culture · community · moms
Embrace the Chicken
mystery · adventure · humor
Death by Airship
New York · bravery · death · family
Nova in New York
activism · sleuthing · leadership
illness · immigration · problem solving · community
The Great Googlini
grandparents · friendship · resolving conflict · illness · problem solving
sick · illness · emergencies · friendship
Kasey & Ivy
nature · animals · dogs · adventure
Soapstone Porcupine
friendship · camping · school · animals · nature
Where's Burgess?
facing fears · stealing · monsters · school · problem solving
Tank & Fizz
detectives · mystery · problem solving · sleuthing
self-discovery · princesses · friendship · problem solving
Princess Angelica, Camp Catastrophe
Black Gold
problem solving · resolving conflict · lying · family
Terra Nova
moving · friendship · farm · family
Blackberry Juice
art · family
Seeing Orange
activism · homelessness · death · school

picture Books

travel · adventure
My Head in the Clouds
growing up · Africa
Light a Candle
coping with death · grief
The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden
explorers · siblings
Native Americans · environment
The Water Walker / Nibi Emosaawdang
Jewish · World War 2
The Brave Princess and Me
languages · Native Americans
Stolen Words / Kimotinaniwiw Pikiskwewina
teamwork · animals · science
Badir and the Beaver
sick · diversity · health · mental illness
Eight Times Up
travel · family · explorers
The Invisible Garden
mystery · detectives · siblings
Lark and the Dessert Disaster
elephants · animals · silly · problem solving
Through the Elephant's Door
community · diversity · sharing
Home Sweet Neighborhood
beach · courage · adventure
The Magic Boat
birthdays · siblings · family
Beatrice More and the Perfect Party
bedtime · getting ready for bed
The Silence Slips In
bullying · diversity · environment
On the Internet
opposites · diversity · friendship · disagreements
On the Playground
humor · cats · imagination
Princess Angelica, Part-Time Lion Trainer
A Plan for Pops book
family · courage · sick
A Plan for Pops
nature · flowers · animals
The Night the Forest Came to Town
Africa · environment · culture
The Wild Beast
nature · explorers · the ocean
Island in the Salish Sea
sports · friendship · trying new things
Lucy Tries Hockey
bullying · friendship · belonging
Angus All Aglow
resolving conflict · news and reporting · culture
On the News
disabilities · making friends · being different
Florence & Leon
whales · nature · the ocean · fish · animals
A Whale's World
Music Is for Everyone book
music · musical-instruments · rhyming · diversity
Music Is for Everyone
swimming · rhyming · trying new things · nursery rhymes · beach
On My Swim
problem solving · nature · sleuthing · detectives
Be a City Nature Detectove
animals · family · summer · swimming
Swimming with Seals
being different · being yourself · diversity · culture · community
EveryBody's Different on EveryBody Street
silly · helping others · problem solving
Harry's Hiccups
animals · problem solving · water
The Seal Garden
beach · dogs · friendship
Surfer Dog
immigration · homelessness · community · illness
On Our Street
rockets · adventure · rhyming · explorers
Pocket Rocks
animals · cows · nature · farm
Buttercup's Lovely Day
You Can Read book
reading · rhyming
You Can Read
friendship · families · kindness · culture
You Hold Me Up

Authors & Illustrators

Alain M. Bergeron
Alice Carter
Alison Hughes
Amy Hovey
Amy Meissner
Andrea Beck
Angela Misri
Annie Wilkinson
Arthur Slade
Barbara Marchand
Bev Katz Rosenbaum
Brooke Kerrigan
Carol McDougal
Carolyn Beck
Charlene Chua
Charles Ghigna
Christina Leist
Christopher Steininger
Chris Tougas
C. K. Kelly Martin
Claudia Davila
Clayton Gauthier
Cristy Watson
Dale Nigel Goble
Danielle Chaperon
Danielle Daniel
Darlene Gait
David Parkins
Delphie Côté-Lacroix
Elise Gravel
Elizabeth MacLeod
Emma Fitzgerald
Eric Walters
Eugenie Fernandes
Eva Campbell
Frieda Wishinsky
Gabrielle Grimard
Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Gareth Gaudin
Godfrey Nkongolo
Heather Smith
Helaine Becker
Helene de Blois
Helen Flook
Ian McAllister
Irene Luxbacher
Jaime Casap
James Hearne
Jane Heinrichs
Janice Kun
Jean Little
Jeannette Armstrong
Jeff Pinkney
Jeff Ross
Jennifer Leason
Jenn Playford
Jen Sookfong Lee
Jill Barber
Jillian Roberts
Joanne Levy
Joanne Robertson
Joe Weissmann
John Corr
Josee Bisaillon
Juliana Kolesova
Julie Flett
Kari-Lynn Winters
Kasia Charko
Kass Reich
Kate Blair
Kate Colley
Kate Hargreaves
Katherine Farris
Katherine Richards
Kathy Kacer
Kit Pearson
Laurie Elmquist
Leslie Redhead
Liam O'Donnell
Lisa Bowes
Lorna Crozier
Lorna Schultz Nicholson
Maggie de Vries
Mahtab Narsimhan
Marcus Cutler
Margriet Ruurs
Marianne Ferrer
Marilyn Faucher
Mark Hoffmann
Marthe Jocelyn
Marty Chan
Melanie Florence
Melanie Jackson
Michele Martin Bossley
Michelle Mulder
Mike Deas
Mireille Messier
M.J. McIsaac
Monique Gray Smith
Monique Polak
Nancy Deas
Natasha Deen
Nicholas Read
Ninon Pelletie
Pamela McDowell
Peggy Kochanoff
Rachelle Anne Miller
Rachel Wada
Richard Van Camp
Rina Singh
Robin Stevenson
Sabrina Gendron
Sara Cassidy
Sarah MacNeill
Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang
Shane Arbuthnott
Shannon Stewart
Shantala Robinson
Sheree Fitch
Sheryl McFarlane
Simon Boulerice
Sue Todd
Susan Musgrave
Sydney Smith
Valérie Picard
Vlasta van Kampen
Join Our Kids Book Club
Learn More