Meet-the-Author Book Readings (1,486)

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Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History
Narrated by: Karen Blumenthal
Created: Jan 16, 2017
Tokyo Digs a Garden
Narrated by illustrator Kellen Hatanaka
Created: Dec 14, 2016
Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox
Narrated by: Danielle Daniel
Created: Dec 13, 2016
Truth Commission, The
Narrated by: Susan Juby
Created: Dec 12, 2016
Chicken Squad, The: The First Misadventure
Narrated by: Doreen Cronin
Created: Dec 12, 2016
When the Sea Turned to Silver
Narrated by: Grace Lin
Created: Dec 9, 2016
Blackthorn Key, The
Narrated by: Kevin Sands
Created: Dec 8, 2016
Narrated by: E.M. Kokie
Created: Dec 5, 2016
Pig, a Fox, and a Box, A
Narrated by: Jonathan Fenske
Created: Dec 2, 2016
Uncertain Soldier
Narrated by: Karen Bass
Created: Dec 2, 2016
Missing Nimama
Narrated by: Melanie Florence
Created: Dec 1, 2016
Best Man, The
Narrated by: Richard Peck
Created: Dec 1, 2016
Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White
Narrated by: Melissa Sweet
Created: Nov 24, 2016
Breaking News: Bear Alert
Narrated by: David Biedrzycki
Created: Nov 23, 2016
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
Narrated by: Joseph Marshall, III
Created: Nov 23, 2016
Narrated by: Martine Leavitt
Created: Nov 21, 2016
Paperboy, The
Narrated by: Dav Pilkey
Created: Nov 21, 2016
Dog Man
Narrated by: Dav Pilkey
Created: Nov 21, 2016
School's First Day of School
Narrated by: Adam Rex
Created: Nov 21, 2016
Wolf Hollow
Narrated by: Lauren Wolk
Created: Nov 16, 2016
Narrated in French by: Jacques Goldstyn
Created: Nov 15, 2016
Who Was Anne Frank?
Narrated by Jane O'Connor
Created: Nov 9, 2016
Bad Case of Stripes, A
Narrated by: David Shannon
Created: Nov 3, 2016
No, David!
Narrated by: David Shannon
Created: Nov 3, 2016
Girl Who Drank the Moon, The
Narrated by: Kelly Barnhill
Created: Nov 3, 2016
Bear Ate Your Sandwich, The
Narrated by: Julia Sarcone-Roach
Created: Nov 3, 2016
Hattie Big Sky
Narrated by: Kirby Larson
Created: Nov 2, 2016
Audacity Jones to the Rescue
Narrated by: Kirby Larson
Created: Nov 2, 2016
All American Boys
Narrated by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Created: Nov 1, 2016
Hired Girl, The
Narrated by: Laura Amy Schlitz
Created: Oct 28, 2016
Narrated by: Jason Reynolds
Created: Oct 24, 2016
As Brave as You
Narrated by: Jason Reynolds
Created: Oct 24, 2016
Boy in the Black Suit, The
Narrated by: Jason Reynolds
Created: Oct 24, 2016
We Found a Hat
Narrated by: Jon Klassen
Created: Oct 24, 2016
Handful of Stars, A
Narrated by: Cynthia Lord
Created: Sep 26, 2016
How It Went Down
Narrated by: Kekla Magoon
Created: Sep 21, 2016
X: A Novel
Narrated by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
Created: Sep 21, 2016
Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century
Narrated by: Jane O'Connor
Created: Sep 15, 2016
Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People
Narrated by: S.D. Nelson
Created: Sep 14, 2016
Towers Falling
Narrated by: Jewell Parker Rhodes
Created: Sep 9, 2016
Jim Thorpe's Bright Path
Narrated by: Joseph Bruchac
Created: Sep 7, 2016
Prison Baby: A Memoir
Narrated by: Deborah Jiang-Stein
Created: Sep 5, 2016
Super Amoeba
Narrated by Matthew Holm
Created: Sep 2, 2016
Narrated by: Katherine Applegate
Created: Aug 29, 2016
Caribou Song / Ateek Oonagamoon
Narrated in Cree and English by: Tomson Highway
Created: Aug 29, 2016
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled
Narrated by: Lynne Rae Perkins
Created: Aug 23, 2016
Fish in a Tree
Narrated by: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Created: Aug 19, 2016
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Narrated by: Javaka Steptoe
Created: Aug 19, 2016
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems
Narrated by: Bob Raczka
Created: Aug 17, 2016
Passion of Dolssa, The
Narrated by: Julie Berry
Created: Aug 12, 2016
War That Saved My Life, The
Narrated by: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Created: Aug 12, 2016
Wish Girl
Narrated by: Nikki Loftin
Created: Aug 8, 2016
Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City
Narrated by: Lisa Charleyboy
Created: Aug 5, 2016
Looking Back: A Book of Memories
Narrated by: Lois Lowry
Created: Aug 5, 2016
Princess and the Warrior, The: A Tale of Two Volcanoes
Narrated by: Duncan Tonatiuh
Created: Aug 4, 2016
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