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You Made This Happen: 213,802 Books in the Hands of Kids

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That’s right. Thanks to everyone who donated to First Book over the holiday season – and thanks to a generous matching offer from our friends at Disney – First Book was able to provide 213,802 brand-new, high-quality books to schools

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, First Book Partners, First Book Supporters

Breakfast With Santa

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Santa may have been busy this holiday season but that didn’t stop him from visiting Los Molinos Unified School District to deliver books to many kids. Students from Los Molinos Elementary School and four other schools in the Northern California area

Posted in Books & Reading, Education, Literacy, Success Stories

Why I Wanted to be An Author

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When I was a little kid, I wanted to be an author because I wanted to find one of my books on the library shelves.  Seriously, that was my dream: a big “PE” (for PERL) sticker on the spine and

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Books & Reading, Education, First Book Events

Three Books for Kids in Need This Holiday Season

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Together, we’ve put over 100 million new books into the hands of children who need them, and we’re counting on your support this holiday season. This year, thanks to our friends at Disney, the impact of your gift will be

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, First Book Partners, Philanthropy

First Book and RIF Bring One Million New Books to Kids in Need

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RIF and First Book have joined together to distribute one million, brand-new books to programs across the country! The first 250,000 books will be provided to children this holiday season, thanks to support from Macy’s. To further engage parents and

Posted in Books & Reading, Education, First Book Partners, First Book Supporters

Happy Thanksgiving!

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We are grateful for the many volunteers, donors and supporters who help us get millions of books to kids in need each year. Enjoy your holiday and make sure to grab  a great book this weekend!      

Posted in Books & Reading

First Book Canada Needs Your Help!

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We need your help. Target Canada is offering $100 for each vote an organization receives on  http://facebook.com/targetcanada!  Will you vote for First Book?  That’s a ton of books to kids-in-need in Canada. This campaign is open to Canadian and US

Posted in Books & Reading

And the winner is …

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This morning at Martha’s Table, an amazing community program serving homeless families in Washington DC, First Book distributed our 100 millionth brand-new book. (Check out this great story on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.) That’s not a typo. Since

Posted in Book Distributions, Book Recipients, Books & Reading, First Book Events, Kyle Zimmer, Social Entrepreneurship, Success Stories, Volunteers

Banking On Books: TD Bank and First Book Bring 20,000 New Books to Kids in Need

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We are excited to share the big news that our friends at TD Charitable Foundation are stepping up with $114,000 in grants to put books in the hands of kids in need! The TD Charitable Foundation and First Book have

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners, First Book Supporters, Literacy

Ten Books Every Child Should Own

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UPDATE: The vote has ended! Over 13,000 people cast their ballots for their favorite children’s book, and we’ve announced the winner! Thanks to everyone who participated! We’ve updated this blog post with the complete list of titles, for posterity’s sake.

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Books & Reading, First Book Partners, Marketplace