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Orca Currents are short, compelling stories about
interesting people in normal settings.
There are underlying themes of friendship, school,
overcoming challenges, family issues, relationships.
bullying, discrimination, and self acceptance.
9781459801035 Agent Angus - Geek Boy 9781459802322 Caching In - GPS Games 9781554694341 Living Rough - Homelessness 9781459803718 Destination Human - SciFi Fun 9781554690428 Skate Freak - Skateboarding 9781459801509 FaceSpace - Social Media 9781554692743 Cheat - Study Scam 9781459803756 Stolen - The Mahogany Ship
# 76 books in the series - >
Published by Orca in a narrow,
hip pocket format, these are
short, fully formed ﬁction.
Compelling stories about
interesting real teenagers in
These books are designed for self directed
reading, with linear plots, and controlled
vocabulary and grammar.
All the books are graded to Fry Readability levels
of 2.5 - 4.5 ( Grade 2-4 reading level) but with
content aimed at Grades 5 - 9
THESE BOOKS ARE NOT STANDARD,
LONG FORM, TEEN FICTION
They are ideal as quick reads for conﬁdent
readers, and perfect for supported reading
programs and for ESL/EFL students.
$12.95 rrp 160+ pages paperback 11x18cm
Orca Sports are not directly about sports, but
about active people in high action adventures.
The problems include bribery, gangs, injuries, &
crime, the solutions require teamwork, trust,
sports skills, and brains.
9781554691326 Slam Dunk - Basketball 9781551439815 Crossover - Basketball 9781551438764 Two Foot Punch - Parkour 9781459801608 Edge of Flight - Rock climbing 9781554692941 Boarder Patrol - Snowboarding 9781459800625 Dawn Patrol - Surﬁng 9781459803855 Topspin - Tennis Melbourne Park 9781551439112 Scarlet Thunder - Car Racing
The problems include bribery, gangs, injuries and crime,
the solutions require team work trust, sports skills and
The best action books for middle-school readers
$12.95 rrp each
160 pages paperback 11x18 cm
#42 books in the series
Bet you can’t read just one.
A Dark Truth - Racism, Skateboarding, Police Another Miserable Love Song - Punk, Grief, Drugs B Negative - Genetics, DNA, Family Relationships Back - Parole,, Justice, Bullying, Peer Pressure Bang - Crime, Cover-ups, taking Responsibility Battle of the Bands - Love Life and Music Big Guy - Gay, Self, Truth, Online Relationships Bike Thief - Foster Care, Gangs, Siblings Blue Moon - Resourcefulness, Horse Training Breaking Point - Young Offenders, wilderness Breathing Fire - Busking, Fire Juggler, Run Away Breathless - Anorexia, Scuba Diving, Safety Bull Rider - Stepping into Others Shoes, Fear Bulls Eye - Sperm Donors, “Real” Families Cellular - Leukemia, Abandonment/Loss Charmed - Prostitution, Family Issues, Acceptance Chill - Disability, Standing up for Yourself Comeback - Disappearance, Family, Responsibility Coming Clean - Drugs, Being Framed, Escape Crash - Homelessness, Mental Disorders Crush - Being Gay, Establishing Relationships Cuts Like A Knife - Self Harm, friendship Damage - Child Abduction, Road Trip, Infatuations Dead Run - Bicycle Courier Thrills & Crimes Dead End Job - Restocking Shelves, Stalking Deadly - Abduction, Obsession, Rape Death Wind - Homeless Pregnant & Tornadoes Desert Slam - Car Crash Fraudsters& Extortion Down - Anger Management Jail Time Enough - Sexual & Physical Abuse, Alcohol Exit Point - Ghosts, Family Issues, Overcoming. Exposure - Bullies, Sexting, Privacy, Revenge Fall Out - Slam Poetry, Grief, Family Relationships Fastback Beach - exCar Thief and Hot Rod fan Final Crossing - Rescuing a Kidnap Victim, Petty Crime First Time - Sexual Abuse, Coercion, Friendship Foolproof - Gang pressure and drug mules Grind - YouTube leads to Dangerous Stunts Hannah’s Touch - Magic, Self-worth, Friendship Hit Squad - Being Tough, Violence, Retribution Home Coming - Partying hard, drugs, family issues Home Invasion - Sneaking In, Witness to Violence House Party - Peer Pressure, Friendship, Family I.D. - Identity Theft, Overcoming, Self-Worth Identify - harassed, assaulted, gender choices Impact - Victim Statements, Family Issues, Crime In Plain Sight - parents are terrorists, is it genetic? In the Woods - Adoption, Teen Pregnancy, Family Infiltration - Trespass, Friendships, Responsibility Jacked - Car Jacking, Friendship, Surviving Juice - Steroids, Team Sports, Cheating Kicked Out - 15 Angry and Kicked Out of Home Knifepoint - Sexual Violence, Survival, Self Last Ride - Street Racing, Grief, Responsibility Learning to Fly - Immigrants, Drugs, Friendship Lockdown - Gun at School, Potential Massacre Masked - Armed Robbery, Bullying, Friendship, Middle Row - Drug Dealers, Bi-Racial Prejudice My Side - Ruptured Friendships from Both Sides
My Time as Caz Hazard - Suicide, Bullying, Night Terrors - Haunted by Grief, and Ghosts?? No More Pranks - Undercover to Protect Whales No Problem - Cocaine starts to derail a sport star Off the Grid - Fitting in when you could escape town One More Step - Stepfathers, Growing up One Way - Violence, Relationships, Abuse Outback - Australian Wilderness, Survival Overdrive - Street Racing, Peer Pressure Pain & Wastings - In Care, Dealing with Death Picture This - Crime, Mystery, Peer Pressure Pinch Me - Teen Pop Star in reverse role nightmare Plastic - Body Image, Responsibility, Friendship Rat - Deciding to Talk about Drugs & Violence Reaction - Teen Pregnancy, Family, Responsibility, Red Line - Street Racing, Grief, Responsibility Refuge Cove - Sailing & Illegal Immigrants Responsible - Gangs & Peer Pressure Riley Park - Friendship, Grief, Violence Riot Act - Sports violence, gangs River Traffic - smuggling, family secrets Rock Star - Self-Acceptance, Friendship, Music Running the Risk - Assault, Responsibility, Danger Saving Grace - Teen Pregnancy & Kidnapping Scam - Foster Homes, Grief, Petty Crime Scum - Crime, Truth, Justice, Bullying/Violence Sea Change - Kinship, Overcoming Challenges Shallow Grave - Jealousy & A Ghost Story Shattered - Accidental Injuries, Responsibility, Sleight Of Hand - On probation jobless and crime Skylark - Homeless and Slam Poetry Snitch - Anger, Betrayal, In Care Homes Something Girl - Abuse at Home, Stealing Spiral - Drugs/Rehabilitation, Horses Sticks and Stones - A “Slut” fights back Stuffed - A Fast Food Boycott starts to get nasty Tagged - Graffiti and Guerilla Art. Tap Out - Bare knuckle fighting solves nothing Tell - How to reveal Family Secrets The Darwin Expedition - Wilderness Adventure The Hemingway Tradition - Suicide and Grief The Trouble with Liberty - Abuse & Accusations? The Way Back - pregnancy, methamphetamines Thunderbowl - School vs Music in a Bar Tough Trails - Wilderness & Old Mountain Horse Triggered - Passive Aggressive Obsessive Relationship Truth - Death & Blame, Peer Pressure, Bullying Under Threat - Right To Life Fanatics, Same Sex Love Viral - Viral Video, Online Bullying, Friendship Wave Warrior - Learning to Surf Big Waves Who Owns Kelly Paddik? - Suicide & Abuse Yellow Line - Bi-Racial Relationships Zee’s Way - Pain as Graffiti - Is it also ART?
Ace’s Basement - viral music video, girlfriends Agent Angus - crime, mystery, humour Alibi - pickpocket crime Bad Business - dementia, theft, blackmail Bear Market - volunteering, poaching, mystery Benched - petty theft, gang culture & pressure Beyond Repair - accidental death, make it up? The Big Apple Effect - art prize, problem mother The Big Dip - sports, mystery, amusement parks Bio-pirate - biological piracy, science, mystery Blob - overweight, self-image, obesity, mentoring Bones - protecting a dig site from paleo-thieves. Branded - child labor, social justice, activism Bullies Rule - when kidding around becomes bullying Bungee Jump - leprosy, extreme sport, engineering Cabin Girl - summer vacation jobs & problems Caching In - geocaching treasure hunt adventure Camp Disaster - bullies, summer camp life Caught In The Act - arson and petty thefts Cheat - cheating scam, school, studying, ethics Chick: Lister - obsessive/compulsive tries to fit in Daredevil Club - status, adventure, disabilities Death Drop - art theft, kidnapping, thrill rides Destination Human - an alien sharing your body Explore - outdoor activities, personal growth Eye Sore - bullying, follow your dream or fears? FaceSpace - social media fraud to fit in ?? Fast Slide - lifeguard, mystery, water parks Farmed Out - volunteering, organic farms, urban Food Freaks - food protest Dad just might be right Fraud Squad - local dinosaur dig, paleontology Hate Mail - dealing with autism in the family Hold the Pickles - odd jobs, mystery, humour Horse Power - rural school closure, activism In a Flash - technology, flash-mobs, activism Jungle Jitters - Amazon River monster terror Junkyard Dog - guard dogs, animal rights Leggings Revolt - gender equality, dress codes Living Rough - homelessness, courage, friendship Lost - arctic adventure and history search Manga Touch - manga - culture, fitting in Maxed Out - grief, special needs, sports Mirror Image - visual arts, self-image Nine Doors - humor, pranks, consequences On Cue - autism, theatre arts, responsibility Out of Season - Kayaking, environment, poachers Perfect Revenge - revenge, magic, fitting-in Pig Boy - A school excursion turns dangerous Power Cord - music, plagiarism Quiz Queens - the perfect match tests besties Reckless - dirt bikes, wilderness, war veterans Sewer Rats - friendship, adventure, paintball Shatterproof - skateboarding, scams, fraud Skate Freak - family breakdown, skateboarding Siege - historical re-enactment, theft, drugs Slick - activism, oil industry, human rights The Snowball Effect - pranks, consequences Special Edward - learning disabilities, school Splat - a boing tomato festival explodes into fun
Spoiled Rotten - a new stepsister is ruining summer Stolen - theft at the Warrnambool museum Storm Tide - mystery, extreme environment Struck - magic, relationships, competition Stuff We All Get - sound/color synesthesia music Swiped - theft from the school library mystery Tampered - minor food tampering or worse?? Taz’s Recipe - food, cooking competition Three Good Things - a mum with mental illness Vanish - family breakdown, growing responsible Watch Me - crime, learning disabilities, ethics, Windfall - grief, homelessness, gardening Wired - snowboard crime and vandelism Zombie Scarecrows - move making turns serious
Above All Else - hurting other soccer players to win! Absolute Pressure - scuba diving crime gangs All Star Pride - ice hockey against the russian mafia Blazer Drive - ice hockey and cattle rustling Betting Game - gambling betting corrupts soccer Boarder Patrol - crime hits a snow board village Break Point - tennis rival or land-developer crime Centerville - sports college fraud Chief Honor - a female ice hockey goalie framed? Cobra Strike - pollution or winning grid iron? Crossover - mix basketball with musical theatre? Dawn Patrol - monster surf and a missing friend Dead in the Water - abalone poaching /a sailing trip Deadpoint - rock climb accident, free climb rescue Edge of Flight - rock climbing and killer biker gangs Fly Away - rough competitive cheerleading Flying Feet - illegal mixed martial arts is deadly Gang Tackle - racism or new gridiron equipment? Gravity Check - mountain bikes vs drug growers Hardball - being new to the team, steroid abuse Haze - bullying the swim newbies turns ugly Hitmen Triumph - crime the price ice hockey spot Hurricane Power - track team has evil connections Jumper - saving wild horses gets more dangerous Kicker - hockey team clashes with stolen treasure Maverick Mania - kidnapping the star soccer player Off The Rim - cyberbullying stalking threat playoff Oil King Courage - ice hockey tours open secrets Paralyzed - hard grid iron tackle does real damage Powerslide - skateboard stunt double turns bad Razor's Edge - someone is out sabotage the trots Rebel Glory - “accidents” derail ice hockey team Scarlet Thunder - stock car sabotage on film Sidetracked - bullying stealing hit the track team Slam Dunk - find the stalker & coach the girls team Squeeze - flooding water threat to caving The Drop - a blizzard catches a snowboard squad Thunderbird Spirit - racism threat ice hockey team Tiger Threat - crime mafia attack ice hockey team Titan Clash - basketball friends face a gun man Topspin - Melbourne Park tennis sabotage or not? Two Foot Punch - parkour skills ahead of crime Underhand - “expose” a lacrosse cheat or not? Venom - drugging horses threatens the stable Winter Hawk Star - volunteering ice hockey star