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Orca’s hi-lo books for striving readers are gripping, contemporary novels with short chapters, simplified sentence structures and fast-paced plots that push students to keep reading. Now, these best books for aspiring readers are available in an ultra-readable format so they can continue to create readers who reach for more books.

What’s new?

  • Now in a new ultra-readable, highly accessible format
  • Larger trim size
  • Dyslexia-friendly, more readable font
  • Increased spacing between words and lines
  • Cream-colored paper to minimize contrast so readers can focus more easily

The 2021 Ultra Readable Orca Currents Collection includes 30 popular Orca Currents titles: Agent Angus / Alibi / Alien Road / Beyond Repair / Bones / Cabin Girl / Camp Wild / Cheat / Chick: Lister / The Crosswood / Death Drop / Dog Walker / Embrace the Chicken / Finders Keepers / Fish Out of Water / Haunted Hospital / Jelly Roll / Jungle Jitters / Kylie the Magnificient / Mirror Image / Nine Doors / Out of Season / Pia’s Plans / Pigboy / Shadow / Stolen / Sudden Impact / Swiped / The Wherewood / Wired


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 page to access and download materials.

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