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

Bones

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Sam and Annabel learn about paleontology while solving a mystery.

Nine Doors

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Emery and Richard discover there can be serious consequences to scaring your neighbors.

Embrace the Chicken

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Shivani is horrified when her mother volunteers to cook traditional Indian food for her school's annual fundraiser.

Beyond Repair

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Cam, grieving over the death of his father, becomes worried he is being stalked.

Chick: Lister

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, fourteen-year-old Chick struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder and his father’s expectations.

Death Drop

In this high-interest novel for middle readers, Zeke gets caught up in a mystery involving a missing child, a thrill ride and a priceless piece of art.

Swiped

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Trevor and his friends try to figure out who is behind the theft of a valuable hockey book.

Haunted Hospital

In this high-interest novel for middle readers, four young teens find themselves in serious danger during a role-playing game in a supposedly abandoned hospital.

Jelly Roll

In this high-interest novel for middle readers, fourteen-year-old Jenny is looking forward to her March Break retreat. But then she finds out that the boy who bullies her at school is going too.

Fish Out of Water

In this high-interest novel for middle readers, a twelve-year-old boy is frustrated that he’s not able to do the things he loves because they’re too “girly.”

Pia's Plans

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Pia has been desperately trying to make sure everything is perfect ever since her parents separated.

Wired

In this high-interest accessible novel for middle readers, Keegan finds himself in serious danger while investigating a series of thefts at a ski resort.

Camp Wild

In this high-interest novel for middle readers, Wilf figures he's too old for summer camp and plots his escape.

Pigboy

A school field trip to a heritage farm turns dangerous when an escaped convict appears on the scene.

The Ride Home

In this high-interest 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.

On the Rocks

In this high-interest novel for middle readers, fourteen-year-old Dylan, sent to live on a remote island with his estranged grandfather, discovers a stranded orca.