Orca Book Publishers Spring 2015 Trade

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    More Blueberries! Board book Susan Musgrave 9781459807075 $10.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 0 - 2 Mar 01, 2015
    These young twins can't get enough of their favorite snack—and they aren't the only ones! With playful rhyming text from award-winning poet Susan Musgrave and gorgeous illustrations by Esperança Melo, this exuberant board book will delight little ones and have everyone happily shouting, "More blueberries!"
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    Jessie's Island New edition Paperback Sheryl McFarlane 9781459810525 $10.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from P - K May 01, 2015
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    Series: Orca Echoes Bagels the Brave Paperback Joan Betty Stuchner 9781459804937 $6.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3 May 01, 2015
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    Series: Orca Echoes Not For Sale Paperback Sara Cassidy 9781459807198 $6.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3 May 01, 2015
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    Series: Orca Echoes X Marks the Spot Paperback Jeff Szpirglas 9781459807914 $6.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3 May 01, 2015
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    Series: Orca Footprints Trash Talk Moving Toward a Zero-Waste World Hardcover Michelle Mulder 9781459806924 $19.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7 Apr 01, 2015
    Humans have always generated garbage, whether it’s a chewed-on bone or a broken cell phone. Our landfills are overflowing, but with some creative thinking, stuff we once threw away can become a collection of valuable resources just waiting to be harvested. Trash Talk digs deep into the history of garbage, from Minoan trash pits to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and uncovers some of the many innovative ways people all over the world are dealing with waste.
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    Series: Tank & Fizz Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede Paperback Liam O'Donnell 9781459808102 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7 Mar 01, 2015
    When Gravelmuck Elementary’s cleaning slimes escape and destroy the schoolyard with their acidic ooze, all claws and tails point to Mr. Snag, the school’s caretaker, as the culprit. Determined to clear Mr. Snag’s name, Tank and Fizz dive into the case, only to discover that the goop under Rockfall Mountain runs deep. The detective duo must outwit their eight-legged principal and survive an ancient war between high-tech janitors and spell-slinging wizards. Can Tank and Fizz find the real monsters behind the slime stampede in time to clear Mr. Sn... + Read More
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    Button Hill Paperback Michael Bradford 9781459807556 $10.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7 Apr 01, 2015
    Dekker isn’t happy that he and his little sister, Riley, are stuck in Button Hill with their weird old great-aunt Primrose. When he discovers an old clock in the cellar, made entirely of bones and with a skull for a face, he doesn’t think much about it. But when Riley goes missing, a strange boy named Cobb appears in Button Hill. He tells Dekker that Button Hill sits on the border between Nightside and Dayside—and that Riley is in Nightside and may never return. In order to save her, Dekker must follow her into the darkness and sacrifice someth... + Read More
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    Lost in the Backyard Paperback Alison Hughes 9781459807945 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7 Apr 01, 2015
    Flynn hates the outdoors. Always has. He barely pays attention in his Outdoor Ed class. He has no interest in doing a book report on Lost in the Barrens. He doesn’t understand why anybody would want to go hiking or camping. But when he gets lost in the wilderness behind his parents’ friends’ house, it’s surprising what he remembers—insulate your clothes with leaves, eat snow to stay hydrated, build a shelter, eat lichen—and how hopelessly inept he is at survival techniques.
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    Great Bear Books Bundle Multiple copy pack Ian McAllister 9781459809895 $49.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7 Apr 01, 2015
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    Series: Orca Limelights Rock the Boat Paperback Sigmund Brouwer 9781459804555 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Mar 01, 2015
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    Series: Orca Limelights The Frail Days Paperback Gabrielle Prendergast 9781459804647 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Apr 01, 2015
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    Series: Orca Limelights Learning the Ropes Paperback Monique Polak 9781459804524 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 May 01, 2015
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    Tru Detective Paperback Norah McClintock 9781459803794 $19.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 Mar 01, 2015
    Truman’s parents are out of town, and he has made plans with his girlfriend, Natalia. When she doesn’t show up, he is angry. But when he finds out she has been murdered, Truman becomes the prime suspect. With no alibi, he must try to find the truth behind his girlfriend’s violent death. But the more he digs, the more he realizes he doesn’t really know who Natalia was, and he starts to wonder why she was interested in him at all. Hounded by suspicious detectives, angry Russian mobsters and a sense that nothing is as it seems, Truman is in a race... + Read More
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    The World Without Us Paperback Robin Stevenson 9781459806801 $12.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 Feb 15, 2015
    What do you do when someone you care about wants you to follow him to a really dark place? Do you pull away? Do you help plan the trip? Or do you put your own life on the line in the hope that love will coax your friend away from the precipice? When Mel meets Jeremy, she thinks she has finally found someone who understands her, someone who will listen to her, someone who cares. But Jeremy has secrets that torment him, and Mel isn’t sure she can save him from his demons. All she knows is that she has to save herself. Set in Florida, against a ba... + Read More
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    Punch Like a Girl Paperback Karen Krossing 9781459808287 $12.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 Apr 01, 2015
    Nobody understands why Tori has suddenly become so moody and violent. When she attacks a stranger in a store, she ends up doing community service at a shelter for victims of domestic violence. She bonds with a little girl named Casey, but when Casey is abducted while in Tori’s care, Tori is racked with guilt, certain that she should have been able to prevent the abduction. During the search for Casey, Tori comes face to face with an ex-boyfriend who sexually assaulted her at a party. Only when she speaks out about the assault is she able to beg... + Read More
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    Blank Paperback Trina St. Jean 9781459808072 $12.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 Apr 01, 2015
    When Jessica wakes up from a coma, she has no memories of her life before the accident at her family’s bison ranch. As she struggles to reconnect with her family and friends, she experiences all the signs of traumatic brain injury—confusion, sadness, fear and rage. Returning to school is a nightmare—especially when she overhears someone say he thinks she is faking her amnesia. When a new friend presents an alternative to staying in her old life, Jessica must confront the reality of what it means to leave her past behind.
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    Audacious Paperback Gabrielle Prendergast 9781459802643 $12.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12 Apr 01, 2015
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    Series: Orca Currents Eye Sore Paperback Melanie Jackson 9781459807716 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 May 01, 2015
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    Series: Orca Currents Chick: Lister Paperback Alex Van Tol 9781459810006 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Apr 01, 2015
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    Series: Orca Currents Rise of the Zombie Scarecrows Paperback Deb Loughead 9781459809963 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Apr 01, 2015
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    Series: Orca Soundings Tap Out Paperback Sean Rodman 9781459808751 $9.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12 Apr 01, 2015
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    Series: Orca Soundings Off the Grid Paperback Lesley Choyce 9781459809260 $9.95 YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12 May 01, 2015
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    Series: Orca Sports Off the Rim Paperback Sonya Spreen Bates 9781459808881 $9.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12 Apr 01, 2015
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    Series: Gulliver Dowd Mystery The Boardwalk Paperback Reed Farrel Coleman 9781459806740 $9.95 FICTION Feb 15, 2015
    Gulliver Dowd is finally on the verge of unraveling the mystery behind his sister’s murder when the man who is supposed to give him the scoop, NYPD Detective Sam Patrick, is gunned down on the Coney Island Boardwalk. As Dowd delves into Patrick’s accidental shooting, he uncovers a pattern of corruption and deceit involving organized crime and the police. But there are tough choices to be made. Just how much is Gulliver willing to sacrifice in order to find out why his sister was murdered and to unmask the killer? The answers aren’t found in the... + Read More
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    Series: Cedric O'Toole Mystery The Night Thief Paperback Barbara Fradkin 9781459808669 $9.95 FICTION Apr 01, 2015
    Simple country handyman Cedric O’Toole relies on his organic vegetable garden to supplement his meager income, so he’s upset when vegetables begin disappearing. After several futile attempts to protect the garden, he stakes it out one night with his shotgun and spots a shadowy figure running into the woods. Cedric follows and finds a young boy living rough on his land. The boy has never been taught to read or write, and no one has reported him missing. No stranger to childhood neglect himself, Cedric takes the boy under his wing and tries to fi... + Read More
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    Series: Frank Ryan Mystery Beethoven's Tenth Paperback Brian Harvey 9781459808690 $9.95 FICTION Apr 01, 2015
    Piano tuner Frank Ryan is paid in kind by an aging music teacher with an old manuscript that turns out to be Beethoven’s Tenth Symphony. Launched into a world of intrigue and violence, Ryan, an unlikely sleuth, realizes he must use his wits to conquer his enemies and solve the mystery of the manuscript. In the process Ryan discovers whom he can trust and what he is made of. The first in a series featuring Frank Ryan, Beethoven’s Tenth is a smart page-turner.
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    Series: Leena O'Neil Mystery Disappearing Act Paperback Dayle Campbell Gaetz 9781459808225 $9.95 FICTION Feb 15, 2015
    At age twenty, Leena O'Neil walked away from her old life. Anything to avoid becoming a lawyer like her mother and older sister, Georgia. Three years later, Georgia contacts her, convinced that her husband is trying to kill her rather than divorce her. Reluctantly, Leena agrees to help. But the stakes go up when Georgia’s husband, Mark, is murdered. Now she wonders if the person who killed Mark is out to get Georgia as well. Armed with several online courses in criminology and investigative strategies, Leena considers herself "almost a private ... + Read More

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