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  • Reading levels from grade 2.0 to 5.0
  • 128-168 pages each
  • Short, high-interest novels for ages 10 to 14
  • Accelerated Reader selections
  • Lexile levels available
  • Free individual teachers' guides online
"These short, well-constructed books written by best-selling, award-winning authors are a gold mine for reluctant readers in middle school. Rated Excellent."
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The following 16 titles are included in this collection. To read book details, see the Orca Currents category to the left.

Bullies Rule
Bungee Jump
Camp Disaster
Camped Out
Death Drop
Food Freak
Jungle Jitters
Leggings Revolt
Medusa's Scream
On Cue
Quiz Queens
Taz' Recipe

Resources for Teachers:

Orca Book Publishers produces a number of tools and resources to help teachers, librarians, reading specialists and other education professionals enrich the teaching and learning experience. Please visit our Teacher Resources website to access and download materials.

Classroom Materials:

Classroom Projects

Readers Theater Scripts

Teachers' Guides

Resource Guides

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Reaching Reluctant Readers:

Best Books for Struggling Readers


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