Orca Book: New 2013 Titles for Reluctant Readers, and the librarians that love them
Break Point by Kate Jaimet
When Connor and Maddy discover that their tennis club is going bankrupt, they set out to try and save it.
Years after Travis’s parents die in a car crash and he and his younger sister, Amanda, are separated, Travis sets out to search for her at the risk of losing an opportunity for a future baseball career.
New Orca Soundings
With contemporary themes and exciting stories, the Orca Soundings for reluctant teen readers are books that teens want to read. The Orca Soundings Resource Guide, now available on CD, provides information on using the books in this popular series as part of a literacy program.
Night Terrors by Sean Rodman
Tagged by Eric Walters
Oswald uses graffiti to fight back against an over-bearing politician.
Damage by Robin Stevenson
Theo ends up in a strange situation with a girl who has kidnapped her own child.
New Rapid Reads
Rapid Reads are short novels and non-fiction books for adult readers. In our increasingly fast-paced world we believe there is a need for well-written, well-told books that can be read in one sitting. 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.
Dirty Work by Reed Farrel Coleman
PI Gulliver Dowd searched for the daughter he didn’t know he had, who has gone missing under mysterious circumstances.
The Thirteenth Rose by Gail Bowen
It’s Valentine’s night, and late-night radio talk-show host Charlie D’s planned discussion of love and satisfaction is derailed when a vigilante group promises to kill one prostitute each hour and post their murders live online.
Sunset Key by Blake Crouch
When Letty Dobesh sets out to steal an expensive painting from a wealthy convicted felon on his last night of freedom, she gets a good deal more than she bargained for.
Him Standing by Richard Wagamese
When a Native carver agrees to produce a spirit mask for a mysterious stranger, he falls under the spell of a dangerous sorcerer from the dream world.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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