Play video Ben Costa and James Park First Chapter Friday
Ben Costa and James Park First Chapter Friday
Mushroom Maze,” the first book in a highly illustrated middle grade series about the adventures of a boy who’s the only human student at an academy for future explorers.
Play video Tae Keller First Chapter Friday
Tae Keller First Chapter Friday
Newbery Award winning author Tae Keller reads the first chapter of “Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone,” a gripping, emotional new middle grade story about a girl who is alienated by her friends for believing in aliens.
Play video Claribel Ortega First Chapter Friday
Claribel Ortega First Chapter Friday
Every year, in the magical town of Ravenskill, Witchlings who participate in the Black Moon Ceremony are placed into covens and come into their powers as full-fledged witches.
Play video Kelly Yang First Chapter Friday
Kelly Yang First Chapter Friday
When the coronavirus hits Hong Kong, 10-year-old Knox Wei-Evans’ mom makes the decision to move him and his siblings back to California, where they think they will be safe. Suddenly, Knox has two days to prepare for an international move.
Play video Elana K. Arnold First Chapter Friday
Elana K. Arnold First Chapter Friday
Elana K. Arnold reads the first chapter of her book “Just Harriet.” From the award-winning author of “A Boy Called Bat” comes a new young middle grade series in the tradition of Ramona and Clementine, starring an unforgettable girl named Harriet.
Play video Leslie Connor First Chapter Friday
Leslie Connor First Chapter Friday
Leslie Connor reads the first part of her book “Anybody Here Seen Frenchie?” A big-hearted, beautiful, and funny novel told from multiple viewpoints about neurodiversity, friendship, and community.
Play video Lisa Yee First Chapter Friday
Lisa Yee First Chapter Friday
Lisa Yee reads the first chapter of her book “Maizy Chen’s Last Chance.” Packed with surprises, heart, and stories within stories, this irresistible novel from an award-winning author celebrates food, fortune, and family.
Play video Jason Reynolds First Chapter Friday
Jason Reynolds First Chapter Friday
Jason Reynolds reads the first chapter of “Stuntboy, in the Meantime,” a hilarious, hopeful, and action-packed middle grade novel about the greatest young superhero you've never heard of.
Play video Kate DiCamillo First Chapter Friday
Kate DiCamillo First Chapter Friday
Kate DiCamillo reads the first chapter of her book “The Beatryce Prophecy,” a lyrical tale about fate, love, and the power of words to spell the world.
Play video Henry Cole First Chapter Friday
Henry Cole First Chapter Friday
Henry Cole reads the first chapter of his book “Homer on the Case.” In this chirpy illustrated mystery, an intrepid homing pigeon teams up with a pampered parrot to solve a series of crimes.
Play video Nizrana Farook First Chapter Friday
Nizrana Farook First Chapter Friday
Nizrana Farook reads the first chapter of her book “The Girl Who Stole an Elephant.” Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on an adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring, and leeches lurk.
Play video Mary Pope Osborne First Chapter Friday
Mary Pope Osborne First Chapter Friday
Mary Pope Osborne reads the first chapter of "Magic Treehouse, Camp Time in California" (Book 35). The #1 best-selling Magic Tree House series is ready to whisk you away through time with Jack and Annie – this time to the Yosemite National Park!
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