Author Feature: Rina Singh


In Holi Colors, experience Holi with every color of the rainbow! This Hindu celebration known as the festival of colors and the festival of love signifies the end of winter, the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. A time to laugh, play, visit friends and get messy! Little ones will love exploring the colors of Holi through the vibrant photographs and Singh’s playful rhymes in this brilliant concept book.   What planning and research did you do for you book? To write a 100-word book is always a challenge. I loved […]

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Illustrator Feature: Kristi Bridgeman

A Parade of Puppies by Charles Ghigna and illustrated by Kristi Bridgeman

#TuesdayTalk with Kristi Bridgeman. Her illustrations can be see in A Parade of Puppies—on shelves now! What was the catalyst / inspiration for your illustrations? Our family has had great experiences adopting rescue dogs, the family Schnauzer is snoring beside me right now, and I appreciated how A Parade of Puppies (and A Carnival of Cats, the previous book) allow us to explore many breeds, but culminate in the child choosing a rescue animal. The rescue dog topic was handled in such a nice, thoughtful way. Oh and the puppy greeting committee at Orca always […]

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Summer Reading List: Board Books

Orca Book Publishers' Spring Reads

Now that the weather is hot and kids are out of school, it’s time to grab the sunscreen, hats and towels to hit the beach and relax–and we have some great titles for your little ones to enjoy while you’re there. First up, is Monique Gray Smith’s My Heart Fills with Happiness. This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy. The sun on your face. The smell of warm […]

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BC Books for BC Babies…and beyond!


When we published our first board book in 2007, we had no idea just how many babies would end up reading and enjoying the book. Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns by Richard Van Camp caught the eye of some administrators with a baby book program in British Columbia, and they decided to incorporate the book into their welcome packages for new babies. This means that every baby born in BC in 2008 received a copy of Welcome Song for Baby! Since then, our board book collection has grown exponentially and is now […]

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