Orca Currents are short, high-interest novels with contemporary themes written specifically for middle-school students reading below grade level. Reading levels from grade 2.0 to 5.0. Interest level ages 9-12.

Spotting Dottie

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, fourteen-year-old Charlotte wants to use her new drone to prove that Dottie, the elusive lake monster of Dorothy Lake, really exists.

Leon Levels Up

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, twelve-year-old gamer Leon is shocked when the cool kid invites him to test out a not-yet-released virtual-reality video game. When a glitch puts them in real-life danger, Leon must battle a dragon to save them both.

Cosplay Crime

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, shy thirteen-year-old Bree Wong must channel her inner anime heroine to solve a crime at the Anime Expo.

Below the Surface

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, thirteen-year-old Theo finds a pocket watch linked to a local legend about a lost treasure.

Big Winner

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, fourteen-year-old Skye worries about her new friend, Digby, after he shares a big secret.

Branded

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, Ian learns that the company that makes the uniforms for his school uses child labor.

Wildfire

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Dylan tries to find the source of a series of mysterious fires.

Oh Brother

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Lauren is worried about what will happen when her new friends realize her brother is disabled.

The Ride Home

In this high-interest, accessible novel for middle readers, thirteen-year-old Mark adjusts to long rides on the school bus after moving to a small town to live with his grandmother.

The Overwood

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, 14-year-old Blue Jasper has to face an old foe from Faerieland who has made her way into his world.

Willpower

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, a young teen with extraordinary mental abilities tries to save her father.

Lost

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle-grade readers, teen sleuths Sam and Annabel solve a mystery in the Arctic that has ties to the Franklin Expedition.