Tag: <span>middle grade</span>

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.

Read a Sample Chapter from Weird Rules to Follow

Prince Rupert is well known for rain and fishing. I’ve never known anything but. Like rain, salmon has always been a part of my life—in the ocean, on the stove, in the refrigerator or in my belly.

Most people say they like summer for the sun, but for coastal Natives, summer means one thing—salmon. The sockeye salmon season. It’s an important time of year because that is how most Native people earn their living. It’s also when we preserve our food for the winter.

New book introduces young readers to the residential school stories behind the Witness Blanket art installation

The Witness Blanket: Truth, Art and Reconciliation by Indigenous artist Carey Newman and Kirstie Hudson is now available from Orca Book Publishers. This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers tells the story of the Witness Blanket, an artwork by Newman made up of objects connected to every residential school in Canada and stories from the Survivors who donated them.