Author(s): Garth Nix et al
First Chapters is a two book series for junior to middle secondary English students. Each book contains a selection of beginnings from novels by well-known writers for young people. A wide variety of styles, voices, approaches and genres is included.
Contents: *Shades of Children, Garth Nix *Monster Blood Tattoo, D. M. Cornish *Kaitangata Twitch, Margaret Mahy *By the RIver, Steven Herrick *Black Taxi, James Moloney *The Girl from the Sea, James Aldridge *The Song of an Innocent Bystander, Ian Bone *Mahalia, Joanne Hornimann *Surrender, Sonya Hartnett *Area 7, Matthew Reilly *Hot Nights, Cool Dragons, Matt Zurbo *So Yesterday, Scott Westerfield *My Big Birkett, Lisa Shanahan *The Divine Wind, Gary Disher *Evil Genius, Catherine Jinks *The Book Thief, Markus Zusak *On the Jellico Road, Melina Marchetta *Magic Lessons, Justine Larbalestier *Off the Rails, Tim Cope and Christ Hatherly *Fireworks and Darkness, Natalie Jane Prior *The Taste of Lightning, Kate Constable *Burning Eddy, Scot Gardner