Chapter One - free readings and home learning resources from your favourite authors

Chapter One

We’ve asked our favourite authors to read one chapter from their books to help you keep your pupils engaged and excited about reading. Where possible, we’ll include links to free teaching resources to make your lesson planning even simpler. What are you waiting for? Click on the video of your choice to start the story!

The Boy Who Fooled the World by Lisa Thompson

Bestselling author of The Goldfish Boy, The Light Jar and The Day I was Erased, Lisa Thompson, reads the first chapter of her brand new book The Boy Who Fooled the World.

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Darkwhispers: A Brightstorm Story by Vashti Hardy

Award-winning author of Wildspark and Brightstorm, Vashti Hardy, reads the first chapter for her brand new book Darkwhispers: A Brightstorm Story.

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Get Me Out of Here by Andy McNab and Phil Earle

Funny man Phil Earle reads from his book co-written with Andy McNab, Get Me Out of Here.

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Vote for Effie and Under a Dancing Star by Laura Wood

Award-winning author of the Poppy Pym series and A Sky Painted Gold, Laura Wood has been kind enough to read from two of her books for us – middle-grade Vote for Effie and Under a Dancing Star which is suitable for Teens.

Vote for Effie
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Under a Dancing Star

More videos from other top authors and illustrators are coming soon!