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  • 112-144 pages each
  • Interest level ages 12+
  • Reading levels from grade 2.0 to grade 4.5
  • Contemporary stories teens will want to read
"I can't count the number of reluctant readers who have picked up one of the Soundings books and returned quickly for more."
—Liz Zylstra, County of Prince Edward Public Library, Picton, Ontario

"We use these books with teacher-led reading and the students love them. Every library should have these hi-lo books available to reluctant readers, non-readers, and English Language Learners."
—Cynthia Cruz, Tucson Unified School District

This collection includes the following 14 titles. To read book details, see the Orca Soundings category to the left.

A Dark Truth
Another Miserable Love Song
Caged
Desert Slam
Enough
Firewall
Heavy Freight
Identify
In Plain Sight
River Traffic
Scam
Under Threat
Up North

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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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