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Happy Halloween!

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For the seventh year running, the staff of First Book journeyed to Ben’s Chili Bowl, a D.C. landmark, to celebrate Halloween, display their costumes, and eat half smokes. We hope you have a spooky and spectacular Halloween!

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First Book Friday: Summer Learning Day

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In celebration of National Summer Learning Day, First Book was lucky enough to bring 150,000 brand-new books to the National Mall to stuff into backpacks going to children in need all over the country. Seeing the  the hundreds of volunteers that

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When Life Gives You O.J.

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First Book’s own Erica Perl, Director of Publisher Relations at First Book, is also an award-winning children’s book author. Her most recent effort, When Life Gives You O.J., is her first middle grade novel and was called “a must read for

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First Book Friday: My First Book Distribution

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Today’s guest blog post is from Susanne Sparks, an engagement manager at First Book. She’s passionate about leveling the playing field so that all children can learn, grow, and thrive. Last week, I traveled to Jacksonville, Fla. with three of

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Happy Mother’s Day! Send Your Mom a Nifty First Book e-Card

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Moms are near and dear to us, here at First Book. Many of us are moms, and all of us have moms, of course, but more than that, when we look at the people who support First Book – through

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Thank you so much …

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This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we want to take a moment to say “Thank you!” to all the First Book volunteers – the interns who give their time and knowledge at the First Book offices, the volunteers

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Human Rights Advocate Wu Qing Visits First Book

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Wu Qing, a political leader and and renowned human rights advocate, visited the First Book office yesterday to tell us a little about her work in China. One of the many hats she wears is that of an educator: helping

Posted in Around the First Book Office, Education, Literacy

March Madness: Basketball Books

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First Book loves March Madness! We even have a “friendly” bracket competition going on in the office – although President Obama’s bracket was beating all of us the last time we checked. Even in the midst of the drama and

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We (Heart) Dr. Seuss

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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Happy birthday to Dr. Seuss, from all your friends at First Book! What did YOU do to celebrate Read

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Happy Friendiversary!

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Today is the first annual First Book Friendiversary! We are very excited. A Friendiversary, of course, is the anniversary of a friendship. Think of one of your oldest and dearest friends. When did you first meet? How did you meet?

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