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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 male protagonists that 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 30 titles. To read book details, see the Orca Soundings category to the left.

Battle of the Bands
Bull Rider
Damage
The Darwin Expedition
Dead Run Exit Point
Fastback Beach
Grind
Home Invasion
I.D.
Infiltration
Juice
Last Ride
Lockdown
Middle Row
No More Pranks
No Problem
Off the Grid
One More Step
One Way
Overdrive
Refuge Cove
Responsible
Rock Star
Stuffed
Tagged
Thunderbowl
Tough Trails
Wave Warrior
Zee's Way

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