Welcome to Orca Book Publishers' resource website. Here, you'll find information for educators, tools and strategies for engaging reluctant readers, teachers' guides and Text2Reader, Orca's English Language Arts program for middle schools.
Please visit our Teacher Resources section for teachers' guides, readers theater scripts and information on balanced reading programs, lit circles, reaching male reluctant readers and much more.
Have you tried Text2Reader? Our subscription for middle schools is easy-to-use, relevant to your students and meets English Language Arts (ELA) outcomes. Text2Reader is a monthly stand-alone resource for grades 6 to 8 ELA teachers. Text2Reader offers high-quality reading selections from award-winning books and engaging activities to help your students make meaning from what they read with relevant passages that connect to their own lives. We’ve packaged a number of easy-to-use, teacher-created comprehension exercises, reading and writing activities, assessments and opportunities for enrichment—all directly tied to ELA learning outcomes and Common Core.
About Orca Book Publishers
Founded in 1982, Orca Book Publishers is an independently owned children's book publisher. With over 600 titles in print and more than 75 new titles a year, Orca publishes award-winning, bestselling books in a number of genres.
The list of books published includes: baby board books; hardcover, high-quality picturebooks; early chapter books; novels for the reluctant reader with the Orca Currents, Orca Sports and Orca Soundings series; stand-alone juvenile fiction and teen novels; nonfiction; and short adult fiction and nonfiction with the Rapid Reads series. A number of titles are also published in French and Spanish. Orca also produces Text2Reader, a middle-school English Language Arts and literacy program featuring award-winning fiction, nonfiction and graphic text selections accompanied by teacher-created reading, writing and comprehension activities; all tied to learning outcomes including the Common Core.
As the publishing industry evolves and changes, Orca is committed to bringing our stories and authors to as wide an audience as possible. In the digital age, book publishing is continually changing. All Orca titles are now available in multiple digital formats for reading on a variety of devices. Orca titles are available electronically through Amazon, Overdrive, Sony, the Apple Store and in many other places, including the Orca website. Collections of electronic titles are also available on a subscription basis through various etailers.
Orca In the Future: Reaching More Readers
Always looking ahead, Orca Book Publishers is continually changing and growing, finding ways to make our content available as widely as possible. With a changing industry and rapidly shifting world, we see opportunity and potential wherever we look. Moving beyond the printed page, the audience for the quality fiction and nonfiction we publish continues to grow as the means to reach readers multiply and as reading and literacy are more important now than ever before.