Orca Series for Reluctant Readers

Orca publishes the best hi-lo fiction for your struggling readers. Hi-Lo is a term used to describe high-interest, low-readability (also sometimes defined as high-interest, low-vocabulary) books. These are novels of interest for middle and high school readers, but with reading levels below grade five.
Orca uses the Fry leveling method and the numbers listed next to each book refer to a grade. Other leveling systems such as Accelerated Reader and Lexiles are available for most titles. Please contact us for more information.
Orca offers the bestselling titles in all hi-lo reading series as Essential Collections. If you have struggling readers, but you're not sure what to order, try the Orca Hi-Lo Essential Collection.



  Limelights Levels



Orca Limelights are novels aimed at middle-school students with an interest in the performing arts. Topics include music, dance, theater, magic, and the circus. Shop Orca Limelights.




  Currents Levels



Orca Currents are aimed at students in grades 5 to 8 who are reading a few grades below the expected level. These are appealing, fast-paced novels. Shop Orca Currents.




  Sports Levels



Orca Sports titles are aimed at your middle and high-school reluctant readers. These are short novels with sports action. Shop Orca Sports.




  Soundings Levels



Orca Soundings are aimed at your high school students who are striving readers. These are edgy, contemporary topics that appeal to teens. Shop Orca Soundings.




In our increasingly fast-paced world we believe there is a need for well-written, well-told books that can be read in one sitting. Rapid Reads are engaging short novels for adults and mature teens. They are intended for a diverse audience, including ESL students, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants a high-interest quick read. Shop Rapid Reads.

This series has a dedicated website. Read sample chapters, download reading guides and more at www.rapidreads.com.