Audiobooks are such a fun way to share a story with the whole family... but not every book has an audiobook edition! Some intrepid authors have stepped up to share their OWN middle grade novel read-alouds. Enjoy old favorites, or get to know a new-to-you author, all for free!
* Kate Messner is doing a chapter-by-chapter RANGER IN TIME book club for kids! Every week she's reading a new chapter aloud, and answers kids questions from the week before. If you like time traveling golden retrievers -- and who doesn't? -- check it out! The first two chapters are up now.
* Kate also shares the first chapter of her middle grade mystery CHIRP!
* Fred Koehler reads the first chapter of his middle grade adventure GARBAGE ISLAND! This exciting tale is perfect for fans of Stuart Little and Poppy, and is about a mouse and a shrew who are lost at sea, brave dangers, and find friendship along the way.
* A wide selection of the wacky and wonderful tales of Daniel Pinkwater are available as free audio files on his website - enjoy!
* Author Jo Knowles shares the first chapter of her lovely middle grade novel WHERE THE HEART IS, and a writing exercise.
* Diane Zahler shares an excerpt from her middle grade THE MARVELWOOD MAGICIANS, all about some other kids who are stuck at home with their family... only their family just happens to be full of real magicians!