Use Guided Reading Levels to Find the Perfect Books on the First Book Marketplace

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Use Guided Reading Levels to find the perfect books for every child you serve. Thanks to the feedback from our community of educators, First Book Marketplace users can now utilize our Advanced Search tool to find books with Guided Reading

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Q&A with Author Jason Reynolds

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Author Jason Reynolds’ books start the conversations about the difficult issues facing kids today. His experiences, as told through the characters in his stories, are very much like those of the children we serve – which is why we feel

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Sneak Peek: Resources For Social & Emotional Development

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Books are not only a great resource for developing reading skills, they are also a fantastic way to help kids develop healthy feelings and relationships. In the coming weeks, the First Book Marketplace will feature a collection of hand-picked books

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Monthly Book List: Our Five Favorite Books for August

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Our favorite books this August are sure to capture imaginations with beautiful illustrations, unconventional characters, and fascinating true stories. Read on to see the titles that hooked our book experts this month! For Pre-K –K (Ages 3-6): Who’s That?: Arctic

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Sit, Stay, Read: Kids & Canines Learning Literacy Skills Together

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The canine volunteers at SitStayRead visit classrooms in some of Chicago’s most troubled neighborhoods. The elementary school students they meet often juggle more responsibilities than most kids their age, so learning to read can seem like an extra chore. “If

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Chromebooks Are Here!

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It has always been First Book’s mission to provide access to new books for children in need. When children today grow up they will depend not only on their reading skills, but also their skills with technology. That is why

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