IRA 2014 in The Big Easy

Orca recently returned from the International Reading Association conference in New Orleans,  and were able to fit in some jazz, beignets and po’ boys in between speaking with educators from all over North America. There was a great energy at the show this year (maybe the marching band that kicked …

Deborah Ellis wins with mystery novel at Hamilton Literary Awards

Congratulations to Deborah Ellis and Pajama Press! Deborah Ellis has won the Reliable Life Insurance Award for Children & Young Adult Book for her YA psychological thriller True Blue. The award was presented on November 12, 2012, during the 18th Annual Hamilton Literary Awards at Theatre Aquarius’ Norman and Louise …