Play video Christina Soontornvat First Chapter Friday
Christina Soontornvat First Chapter Friday
Two-time Newbery honor recipient Christina Soontornvat reads the first chapter of "The Guardian Test," the first title in her compelling new young middle grade fantasy series.
Play video Kelly Yang First Chapter Friday
Kelly Yang First Chapter Friday
Best-selling author Kelly Yang reads the first chapter of “Key Player,” the fourth book in her “Front Desk” series, in which the US faces China in the Women’s World Cup. Mia Tang feels like her two identities are finally coming together.
Play video Ben Costa and James Park First Chapter Friday
Ben Costa and James Park First Chapter Friday
"Lost in the Mushroom Maze” is 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 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.
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