Category: <span>Orca News</span>

Celebrated child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts releases new book for babies

My Promise, written by Dr. Jillian Roberts and illustrated by Slavka Kolesar, is available on October 18 from Orca Book Publishers. Written for children aged 0–2, this lovely book is a simplified version of Dr. Roberts’s 7-Point Parental Compass, which was developed to help families face the complex issues of …

CBC’s Gregor Craigie pens new middle-grade book exploring why humans build up and why this may promote a more sustainable future

“Why did they make it so high?” one of journalist Gregor Craigie’s sons asked him, sparking the inspiration for his new book, Why Humans Build Up: The Rise of Towers, Temples and Skyscrapers. Illustrated by Kathleen Fu, this nonfiction book for children aged 9 to 12 seeks to answer Craigie’s son’s question.

Mantras for hope in a time of reconciliation: New children’s book from award-winning Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith was watching her own children when she was inspired to write her newest picture book, I Hope, available September 13. Smith was on a family vacation with her then 15-year-old twins when inspiration struck. “I kept thinking about all the hopes I had and have for them,” describes Smith. …