With Orca Book Publishers and School Library Journal

Thursday, October 20, 2011 ~ 3:00-4:00 pm EST


Reaching struggling readers has always been a challenge, but in this age of distractions, it is increasingly difficult to engage readers with text and help them find those connections that are so important to be successful in school and in life.


Join us for this webinar discussion about books written specifically for struggling readers, as well as some of the new technologies and approaches that can help connect students to text, including audio books, digital and ebooks, classroom projects and more.


Our panel will be a bestselling author, a library media specialist, a publisher and a state library Director of Development—all people who know how to reach more readers in more ways. 


Orca Book Publishers

Orca logoOrca is a publisher of high quality, award-winning books for children and teens and reluctant readers of all ages. From beautifully illustrated picturebooks through captivating juvenile fiction and compelling novels for teen readers, Orca is dedicated to bringing the best possible books to young readers.


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Orca series for reluctant readers

Orca Currents are written expressly for middle-school students reading below grade level. Ideal for lit circles and independent reading. Learn more...

Orca Sports combine mystery and adventure with team sports such as hockey, baseball, football and soccer, and solo sports like scuba diving, running, sailing, horse racing and even race-car driving. Learn more...

Orca Soundings are short high-interest novels for teens reading below grade level. With contemporary themes and exciting stories, Orca Soundings are books that teens want to read. Learn more...

Rapid Reads are intended for a diverse audience, including ESL students, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants an high-interest quick read. These books focus first and foremost on strong writing and storytelling. Learn more...


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