First Chapter Fridays70 videos Looking for a great read? Listen to authors read the first chapter of their books! There’s something fun for all grade levels and interests.
Play video Byron Graves First Chapter Friday
Byron Graves First Chapter Friday
Byron Graves reads the first chapter of his compelling debut novel, “Rez Ball,” which tells the relatable, high-stakes story of a young athlete determined to play like the hero his Ojibwe community needs him to be.
Play video Jamie Michalak First Chapter Friday
Jamie Michalak First Chapter Friday
Jamie Michalak reads a chapter from “Frank and Bean: The Stinky Feet Monster,” the third book in her early chapter book series. Follow along as our favorite culinary odd couple embark on their funniest adventure yet.
Play video Jewell Parker Rhodes First Chapter Friday
Jewell Parker Rhodes First Chapter Friday
Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes reads the first chapter of “Treasure Island: Runaway Gold.” In this reimagined classic tale, readers are taken through little-known Black history, and under the city of Manhattan itself.
Play video Dawn Quigley First Chapter Friday
Dawn Quigley First Chapter Friday
Dawn Quigley reads a chapter from “Snow Day,” the third book in the acclaimed “Jo Jo Makoons” chapter book series. In this adventure, Jo Jo is planning the very best version of the winter Olympics that her Ojibwe community has ever seen.
Play video Kate DICamillo First Chapter Friday
Kate DICamillo First Chapter Friday
Master storyteller Kate DiCamillo reads the first chapter of “The Puppets of Spelhorst,” an original fairy tale with enchanting illustrations in which five puppets confront circumstances beyond their control with patience, cunning, and high spirits.
Play video Rebecca Lim First Chapter Friday
Rebecca Lim First Chapter Friday
Rebecca Lim reads a chapter from “Tiger Daughter,” an award-winning novel that is heartbreaking and hopeful. Told from the perspective of a remarkable Chinese girl, it’s about finding your voice amidst the pressure of growing up in an immigrant home.
Play video Angela Cervantes First Chapter Friday
Angela Cervantes First Chapter Friday
Celebrated author Angela Cervantes reads the first chapter of “The Cursed Moon,” which combines a chilling ghost story with her award-winning, heartfelt storytelling style.
Play video Eddie Chuculate First Chapter Friday
Eddie Chuculate First Chapter Friday
Award-winning author Eddie Chuculate reads a chapter from “This Indian Kid” a memoir that is at once a love letter to his Native American roots recounting his experience growing up in rural Oklahoma, from boyhood to young manhood.
Play video Chris Grabenstein First Chapter Friday
Chris Grabenstein First Chapter Friday
Chris Grabenstein reads the first chapter of his “The Smartest Kid in the Universe” series. In “Evil Genius,” middle schooler Jake McQuade’s jar of knowledge-providing jelly beans goes missing and he needs to needs to solve this mystery, and fast!
Play video Betty C. Tang First Chapter Friday
Betty C. Tang First Chapter Friday
Betty C. Tang shares the first chapter of “Parachute Kids,” an extraordinary story filled with humor and heart about three kids living on their own as undocumented new immigrants, inspired by the author’s childhood experiences as a parachute kid.
Play video Jarrett J. Krosoczka First Chapter Friday
Jarrett J. Krosoczka First Chapter Friday
Jarrett J. Krosoczka reads the first chapter of “Sunshine,” the follow-up to his highly reviewed graphic memoir, “Hey, Kiddo.” He brings readers back to Camp Sunshine to meet the campers and fellow counselors who changed the course of his life.
Play video Brian Selznick First Chapter Friday
Brian Selznick First Chapter Friday
Brian Selznick reads the first chapter of “Big Tree,” a fantasy middle grade novel brimming with humor, wonder, mystery, and a profound sense of hope.
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