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Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/09/2016
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  • 112-144 pages each
  • Interest level ages 12+
  • Reading levels from grade 2.0 to grade 4.5
  • Contemporary stories with female protagonists that teen 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 30 titles. To read book details, see the Orca Soundings category to the left.

Another Miserable Love Song
Breathing Fire
Breathless
Bull's Eye
Comeback
Crush
Dead-End Job
Death Wind
Enough
Exposure
Fallout
First Time
Hannah's Touch
Homecoming
House Party
Kicked Out
Knifepoint
My Side
My Time as Caz Hazard
Redline
Saving Grace
Shattered
Skylark
Something Girl
Spiral
Sticks and Stones
The Trouble with Liberty
Under Threat
The Way Back
Who Owns Kelly Paddik?

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.

Classroom Materials:

Classroom Projects

Readers Theater Scripts

Teachers' Guides

Resource Guides

Research and Support Materials:

Common Core

Reading Levels

Reaching Reluctant Readers:

Best Books for Struggling Readers

Webinars

Reading Strategies