Series: Orca Footprints

A FAIR DEAL by Kari Jones
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Jones catches the beauty of fair trade in the way it strengthens morale and human dignity for all those engaged, and she provides a grounded (and painless) introduction to world geography. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
"Fair trade is not about spending more money or buying more stuff. It's about bringing justice to people around the world." Fair enough. Read full book review >
DOWN TO EARTH by Nikki Tate
Released: April 4, 2017

"Informative, varied, entertaining, eye-catching—there's not much more you could ask of this unaffected piece of work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A global survey of small-scale food production, with kids pitching in with the everyday chores. Read full book review >
LET'S EAT by Kimberley Veness
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Readers will want to go out and get some dirt under their fingernails. (resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Stories abound at the local supermarket, but you will have to talk to the food. Read full book review >
POCKET CHANGE by Michelle Mulder
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Ambitious in scope and mission but uneven in execution; nevertheless, valuable in its illustration of alternative models of commerce. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A serious recalibration of our consumerist lifestyle is in order according to Mulder in this valiant attempt to historically situate an economic practice run amok. Read full book review >
DEEP ROOTS by Nikki Tate
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Still, a solid foundation, a taproot to appreciating the incredible diversity and contribution of trees to our everyday lives. (resources, glossary index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A rangy introduction to trees and how they sustain our very existence. Read full book review >
WHAT'S THE BUZZ? by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"As comprehensive an introduction as can be found in 48 pages. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12) "
Author and hobbyist beekeeper Wilcox presents a cheery introduction to honeybees and their wild cousins. Read full book review >
TRASH TALK by Michelle Mulder
Released: April 1, 2015

"Enclosed in these pages is plenty of food for thought and examples for direct action. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
To dumpster dive, to glean, perchance to dream of a zero-waste world. Read full book review >
TAKE SHELTER by Nikki Tate
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"'Sanctuary' springs from the Latin sanctus, or holy—and the Tates have kept that well in mind. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Once you start thinking of your home as a sanctuary, then your ingenuity can run pretty wild, as seen in this global tour of dwellings. Read full book review >
EVERY LAST DROP by Michelle Mulder
Released: April 1, 2014

"Informative, attractive and alarming—readers will think twice before leaving the water running as they brush their teeth. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
You turn a tap. The water flows: clean and, if not abundantly, at least steadily. You are the lucky one in two humans. Read full book review >
BRILLIANT! by Michelle Mulder
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A smart, welcoming introduction to alternative fuels, one that puts the greater world in readers' hands. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Mulder offers an upbeat exploration of the often-curious world of alternative energy. Read full book review >
PEDAL IT! by Michelle Mulder
Released: May 1, 2013

"A smart, tangy history of our two-wheeled friend. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
A bike's design is to get you from A to B, concedes Mulder, but it can also mix a smoothie, spin a centrifuge, grind grain and even change the world. Read full book review >