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It’s Almost Friendiversary! Get Your Books Today!

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We see that you have a sad face, because the holidays are over. Luckily, you are as wrong as you could possibly be, because the biggest, best, most excellent, excitingest, fanciest, greatest holiday of them all is on its way.

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Book Recipients, Books & Reading, First Book Events, Marketplace, Teachers

Reconnecting McDowell: First Book Joins the Effort to Rescue a West Virginia Community

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“Our kids don’t get to have dreams, aspirations, hopes. They can’t even think about college; it’s not in their minds. That’s why these books are so important. Books are the beginning of everything. You learn about other places, you learn

Posted in Education, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Impact Stories, Teachers, Volunteers

First Book Goes to Broadway!

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Today’s guest blogger is Laura Geringer, beloved children’s book author and one of First Book’s favorite people. First Book goes to Broadway! It’s gratifying to announce the highly successful completion of the first stage of First Book’s partnership with the

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, First Book Events, Guest Blog Posts

Los Angeles Author Events With Jane Lynch, Dave Barry and Deepak Chopra to Benefit First Book

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If you live in the Los Angeles area, or will be visiting this fall, or are up for a road trip, you’ll have three chances to spend an evening with some amazing authors … and get new books to kids

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, First Book Events, First Book Partners

Country Roads, Take Me Home: First Book Goes All Out for West Virginia Kids

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“Our kids don’t get to have dreams, aspirations, hopes. They can’t even think about college; it’s not in their minds. That’s why these books are so important. Books are the beginning of everything. You learn about other places, you learn

Posted in Book Distributions, Book Recipients, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Teachers, Volunteers

Opening a Door Where There Never Was a Door Before: First Book and the Kaufman Center

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Today’s guest blogger is Laura Geringer, beloved children’s book author and one of First Book’s favorite people. Last night First Book’s Chandler Arnold and I attended the final exciting performance of Cover to Cover, a lively collection of seven brief

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, First Book Events, Guest Blog Posts, Marketplace

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

Posted in Around the First Book Office, Book Distributions, Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Friday, Literacy, Philanthropy, Video, Volunteers

Barclays Brings Books to Kids in Need

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Today’s guest blog post is from Julia Falkenstern, a Strategic Alliances coordinator at First Book. Julia works with corporate partners like Barclays, KPMG and Pi Beta Phi to ensure that children from low-income families throughout the country have the opportunity to

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

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

Posted in Around the First Book Office, Book Distributions, Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Guest Blog Posts, Volunteers

430,000 Books To Kids!

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Thanks to Disney Publishing Worldwide and the Duval County Public School System, First Book was able to distribute 430,000 books to kids in need throughout the country last week. We packed and shipped thousands of boxes and we loaded up

Posted in Book Distributions, First Book Events, First Book Partners