I’m back for another edition of Tasty Treats!
Do any of you enter book giveaways on other blogs? I definitely do! In fact, I enter a ton of them never really expecting to win because, you know the internet is full of billions of people! But every once in a while I do win an online book giveaway, and I am always completely shocked when I do.
Well, that happened a few weeks ago, when I entered Teen Librarian Toolbox’s Orca Publisher’s Book Giveaway. If you’re unfamiliar with Orca Book Publishers they are a publishing house that focuses on creating books that will appeal to reluctant readers. I entered the giveaway because my school is chock-full of reluctant readers and although I have a few of the Orca titles, I thought that it’d be fun to add some newer ones to my Media Center collection.
Well, guess what?!
YAY! I totally won!
So, Orca Book Publishers sent me 10 of their newest 2013 titles!
The first set is Orca Currents. These titles are short high-interest novels with contemporary themes, written expressly for middle-school students reading below grade level.
Caching In by Kristin Butcher
Eric and his best friend, Chris, find themselves on a high-stakes geocaching treasure hunt.
FaceSpace by Adrian Chamberlain
Fourteen-year-old Danny invents a fictitious friend in an effort to fit in at school.
Vanish by Karen Spotford-Fitz
Fourteen-year-old Simone becomes a key witness in a parental-abduction investigation.
Stolen by John Wilson
Fifteen-year-old Sam solves a mystery while treasure-hunting on the Australian coast.
Then there are also the Orca Soundings titles. These books have contemporary themes and exciting stories, making the Orca Soundings for reluctant teen readers books that teens want to read.
Deadly by Sarah N. Harvey
Amy is abducted and locked away, forced to write essays about the error of her ways.
Night Terrors by Sean Rodman
Dylan struggles with the memories of the death of his younger brother while fighting for survival in a snow-bound resort.
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.
And last, but not least are the Orca Sports books. Perfect for reluctant teen readers, the Orca Sports titles 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. Orca Sports books engage young readers with exciting plots and easy-to-read language.
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.
Hurricane Heat by Steven Barwin
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.
So there you have it! I’ve already put these on the shelves and at least 6 of them have already been checked out! Thank you so much to Teen Librarian Toolbox for hosting the giveaway and thank you so much to Orca Book Publishers for supplying the giveaway and for not forgetting about the reluctant readers of the world!
Do you know any reluctant readers? Have you had success with the Orca books? Which ones are your favorites?
*All book summaries and series descriptions came from Orca Book Publishers.*