Blog Archives

NBC’s Today Show celebrates First Book and The Cat in the Hat’s 50th birthday!

first image in article

As you all know by now, last week was the official celebration of The Cat in the Hat’s 50th birthday. Yesterday, the Today Show did a really nice piece about Dr. Seuss and what motivated him to write a children’s

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners

Reading with First Book

first image in article

This post is part of a weekly series of synopses of children’s books, written by First Book staff members. My Dad Can Do Anything, by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka. Dads can do everything like climb the highest mountain

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

Green Eggs and Ham in San Antonio

first image in article

The Cat in the Hat and San Antonio Councilman Roger Flores reading to kids from Neil Armstrong Elementary School. This week I was lucky enough to spend some time in sunny San Antonio, Texas. What a fun town! I was

Posted in Book Distributions, First Book Events

Reading The Cat in the Hat

first image in article

It’s March 2nd…what are you doing at 2:36 pm? If I had to guess, I’d say you’ll be reading The Cat in the Hat because today is Read Across America Day! People all across the country will be picking up

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Events

Reading with First Book

first image in article

This post is part of a weekly series of synopses of children’s books, written by First Book staff members. Mud Soup, by Judith Head, illustrated by Susan Guevara. Rosa calls one of her the favorite Mexican dishes that her family

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

Reading with First Book

first image in article

This post is part of a weekly series of synopses of children’s books, written by First Book staff members. Little Red Hen, by Diane Muldrow, illustrated by J.P. Miller. Little Red Hen asks for help from her animal neighbors to

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

Happy Birthday to the Cat in the Hat!

first image in article

I’m sure a lot of you already know that 2007 is the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Cat in the Hat. Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises really wanted to have some fun with this, so

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners

Reading with First Book

first image in article

This post is part of a weekly series of synopses of children’s books, written by First Book staff members. Here Comes Silent E, by Anna Jane Hays, illustrated by Joann Adinolfi. Silent E is a little boy who gets into

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

Reading with First Book

first image in article

This post is part of a weekly series of synopses of children’s books, written by First Book staff members. Little Red Caboose, by Marian Potter, illustrated by Kathy Wilburn. The Littlle Red Caboose doesn’t think that he is a useful

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

Reading with First Book

first image in article

This post is part of a weekly series of synopses of children’s books, written by First Book staff members. Wake Up Sun, by David L. Harrison. Crazy farm antics! When a flea bites the farm dog, he wakes up in

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners