Today’s First Chapter Friday selection is Tome Raider, written by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Nelson Evergreen. To hear the rest of this thrilling tale and more entries in the Library of Doom series, visit Ebooks Minnesota or the Plum Creek Library catalog.
Today’s First Chapter Friday read is The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson. It’s a fun middle grade mystery about new friends, family history, and secret treasures. This book is available from the in print, as an ebook, and as an e-audiobook.
Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day! Don’t worry if you missed the occasion, it’s never too late to treat yourself. Here are some reads where ice cream factors into the plot or with sweet treats on the cover.
Today we’ve got another first chapter teaser of a new book, The Body Under the Piano. It’s the first book in the Aggie Morton Mystery Queen series written by Marthe Jocelyn, with illustrations by Isabelle Follath. This book is great for fans of middle grade mysteries and Agatha Christie.
There are so many good children’s book authors out there and we’re lucky to have a bunch that live in Minnesota! We’ve created a quiz with some fun facts to help you learn more about these great Minnesota authors. If you need help figuring out the questions, we’ve included links to all of the authors’ websites below. We’ll have the answers and more fun facts about another group of children’s book authors for you next week!
Kate DiCamillo’s novel Because of Winn-Dixie is our state’s first One Book One Minnesota read. You can read it for free, through the end of May on the Biblioboard app on your tablet or mobile device or on a computer at https://library.biblioboard.com/module/one-book-one-minnesota. And while you’re on Biblioboard, check out some of the other wonderful titles on there that are always available for free.
Every summer AudioFile Sync offers free YA audiobooks. From now until the end of July, we can download two new audiobooks every week! Their selections are a mix of fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary reads, and a variety of genres.
To get started, visit the Audiobook Sync website and enter your email into the registration form. From there, you’ll get instructions on how to access the audiobooks through the Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. You can also sign up for email or text reminders, so you get a notice every week when new titles are available.
This week’s titles are Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson, a contemporary mystery novel, and The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater, a work of true crime nonfiction. These two titles will only be available to download until May 6th, but they will remain in your Sora app once you’ve downloaded them.