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Orca Limelights stories are aimed at middle schoolers and teens with an interest in the performing arts. Topics include music, dance, theater, circus and magic. Reading levels from grade 3.5 to 6.5. Interest level ages 9–12.

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High Note
By (author): Jeff Ross
ISBN: 9781459811119
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Hailey and her best friend compete for a part in an opera.
Across the Floor
By (author): Natasha Deen
ISBN: 9781459809208
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price: $9.95
In this high-interest novel for teen readers, football player Luc is forced to take a dance class, where he discovers an unexpected new passion.
Upstaged
By (author): Patricia McCowan
ISBN: 9781459810044
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 160
Price: $9.95
In this novel for teens, Ellie loves musical theater and is used to getting leading roles, but after she moves to the big city, she has to share a part with a talented girl who seems determined to outshine her.
Breaking Big
By (author): Penny Draper
ISBN: 9781459809239
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price: $9.95
When another ballet dancer’s injury lands him a major role, mischief-loving Robin must face his friends’ jealousy and the biggest challenge of his dance career in this novel for teens.
Stepping Out
By (author): Laura Langston
ISBN: 9781459808959
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price: $9.95
Paige Larsson, YouTube comedy vlogger, has always used humor to cope with her disability—but an opportunity to compete in stand-up comedy is a big step out of her comfort zone in this novel for teens.
At Ease
By (author): Jeff Ross
ISBN: 9781459808003
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price: $9.95
In this short novel for middle readers, Will discovers that while he has the talent required for a career as a classical violinist, stage fright threatens to destroy his dream.
Raising the Stakes
By (author): Trudee Romanek
ISBN: 9781459807792
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 160
Price: $9.95
In this short novel for middle readers, Chloe’s determination to succeed in the world of improv damages her friendships and hurts her team’s chance to win.
Shimmy
By (author): Kari Jones
ISBN: 9781459807648
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price: $9.95
In this short novel for middle readers, a famous belly dancer invites Lila to join her prestigious studio, and Lila must decide whether to leave the dance teacher and troupe she loves.
The Frail Days
By (author): Gabrielle Prendergast
ISBN: 9781459804647
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
Stella and her newly formed band must decide whether to change their edgy rock sound to get into a conservative summer music festival.
Rock the Boat
By (author): Sigmund Brouwer
ISBN: 9781459804555
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
Webb thinks he has what it takes to make it in Nashville, but one shady music producer may have the power to crush Webb’s dreams.
Off Pointe
By (author): Leanne Lieberman
ISBN: 9781459802803
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price: $9.95
Meg lives for ballet and doesn’t like to try new things, so a summer at dance camp learning new styles proves challenging.
Honeycomb
By (author): Patricia McCowan
ISBN: 9781459805798
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 152
Price: $9.95
Nat hopes her trio will win a chance to sing at a big music festival, but first she has to learn to trust her own voice.
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