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What are Hi-Lo books?

Hi-Lo books from Orca Book Publishers are short, high-interest novels written at a lower reading level but with age-appropriate plots, characters, and storylines. These books feature linear storylines, limited vocabulary, and contemporary topics.

Orca Currents

Short, high-interest novels for middle-school students

    • Interest Level Ages 10–14

    • Reading Level Grades 2.0–4.5

    • 112–136 pages

Orca Sports

Mystery stories with sport themes ideal for boys and girls

    • Interest Level Ages 10–14

    • Reading Levels Grades 2.0–4.5

    • 144–192 pages

Orca Soundings

Contemporary, compelling stories for teens

    • Interest Level Ages 12+

    • Reading Level Grades 2.0–4.5

    • 112–144 pages