First Chapter Fridays55 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 Chrystal D. Giles First Chapter Friday
Chrystal D. Giles First Chapter Friday
Chrystal D. Giles reads the first chapter of her multiple starred review novel “Not An Easy Win,” a powerful middle grade story about family, forgiveness, and figuring out who you are when you don’t make the rules.
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 H.D Hunter First Chapter Friday-
H.D Hunter First Chapter Friday-
H.D Hunter reads the first chapter “Futureland: Battle for the Park” an electrifying new middle grade illustrated series where one boy must stop a sinister force from stealing an extraordinary flying theme park’s tech and taking over the world.
Play video David Barclay Moore First Chapter Friday
David Barclay Moore First Chapter Friday
David Barclay Moore reads the first chapter of “Holler of the Fireflies” a brilliant novel about a boy from the hood in Brooklyn travels to a STEM camp in an Appalachian holler for one epic, life-changing summer.
Play video Kyle Lukoff First Chapter Friday
Kyle Lukoff First Chapter Friday
Kyle reads the first chapter of “Different Kinds of Fruit,” a funny and hugely heartfelt novel about a sixth-grader whose life is turned upside down when she learns her dad is transgender.
Play video Andrea Beatriz Arango First Chapter Friday
Andrea Beatriz Arango First Chapter Friday
Andrea Beatriz Arango reads the first chapter of “Iveliz Explains it All” moving novel in verse that navigates mental health, finding your voice, and discovering that those who really love you will stay by your side.
Play video Lindsay Currie First Chapter Friday
Lindsay Currie First Chapter Friday
Lindsay Currie reads the first chapter of “The Girl in White,” a chilling story about a 12-year- old girl who must face down the most notorious ghost in her haunted East Coast town to stop a centuries-old curse that threatens to destroy everything.
Play video Irene Latham and Charles Waters First Chapter Friday
Irene Latham and Charles Waters First Chapter Friday
Together, Irene Lathan and Charles Waters read the first chapter of the stunning novel-in-verse, “African Town” which Chronicles the story of the last Africans brought illegally to the United States on the Clotilda in 1860.
Play video Vincent Tirado First Chapter Friday
Vincent Tirado First Chapter Friday
The first chapter of “Burn Down, Rise Up” a YA thriller about an urban legend rumored to trap people inside subway tunnels that seems to be behind mysterious disappearances in the Bronx. Find this book on Titlewave! https://follettk12.link/6ws
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 Victor Piñeiro First Chapter Friday
Victor Piñeiro First Chapter Friday
Victor Piñeiro reads the first chapter of “Monster Problems,” . A wacky, hilarious, and fast-paced middle grade series with the perfect combination of magic, imagination, and adventure.
Play video Crystal Maldonado First Chapter Friday
Crystal Maldonado First Chapter Friday
Crystal Maldonado reads the first chapter of her book, “No Filter and Other Lies.” When 17-year-old Kat Sanchez uses photos of a friend to create a fake Instagram account and her posts go viral, her entire world comes crashing down on her.
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