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  • Short, high-interest novels for ages 10 to 14
  • Reading levels from grade 2.0 to 4.5
  • 112-136 pages each
  • Complete resource guide available
  • Accelerated Reader selections
  • Lexile levels available
  • Free teachers' guides online for individual titles
"These short, well-constructed books written by best-selling, award-winning authors are a gold mine for reluctant readers in middle school. Rated Excellent."
—Resource Links Magazine

The following 81 titles are included in this collection. To read book details, see the Orca Currents category to the left.

121 Express
Ace's Basement
Agent Angus
Alibi
Bad Busines
Bear Market
Benched
Beyond Repair
The Big Apple Effect
The Big Dip
Bio-Pirate
Blob
Bones
Branded
Cabin Girl
Caching In
Camp Wild
Caught in the Act
Chat Room
Cheat
Chick: Lister
Cracked
Crossbow
Daredevil Club
Destination Human
Disconnect
Dog Walker
Explore
Eye Sore
FaceSpace
Farmed Out
Fast Slide
Finding Elmo
Flower Power
Fraud Squad
Hate Mail
High Wire
Hold the Pickles
Horse Power
Hypnotized
In a Flash
Junkyard Dog
Laggan Lard Butts
Living Rough
Manga Touch
Marked
Maxed Out
Mirror Image
Nine Doors
Oracle
Out of Season
Perfect Revenge
Pigboy
Power Chord
Pyro
Queen of the Toilet Bowl
Rebel's Tag
Reckless
Rise of the Zombie Scarecrows
See No Evil
Sewer Rats
The Shade
Siege
Skate Freak
Slick
The Snowball Effect
Special Edward
Splat!
Spoiled Rotten
Stolen
Storm Tide
Struck
Stuff We All Get
Sudden Impact
Swiped
Tampered
Three Good Things
Vanish
Watch Me
Windfall
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 website to access and download materials.

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