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First Book Concierge Services: A Helping Hand For Large Orders

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We know how hard our members work for the kids they serve, their schools or programs, and their communities. The First Book Network strives every day to put high-quality, diverse books into the hands of kids in need — books

Posted in Books & Reading, Concierge Services, How to Use First Book Resouces, Make The Most of First Book, Opportunities for You, Tips and Resources, Using the First Book Marketplace

“Tap, Click, Read” Toolkit – Promoting Early Literacy in a World of Screens

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The following is a guest blog post from Michael H. Levine & Lisa Guernsey, authors of the book Tap, Click, Read. Kids today use a wide variety of tools to learn. How do educators adapt teaching tactics to effectively use modern day tools?

Posted in Education, Guest Blog Posts, How to Use First Book Resouces, Literacy, Opportunities for You, The First Book Marketplace, Using First Book, Using the First Book Marketplace

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

Posted in Books & Reading, Family Engagement, How to Use First Book Resouces, Opportunities for You

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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Welcome Back to School

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There are still a few weeks of summer left, but now is the time to find everything you need to build an enriching environment for the kids in your school, class or program. First Book’s Back to School Hub is your

Posted in Books & Reading, For educators, How to Use First Book Resouces, Marketplace, Opportunities for You, Using the First Book Marketplace

Take Your Imagination On Vacation

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Children don’t need planes, trains and automobiles to be transported to different countries, different worlds or even different points of view. All it takes is an engaged imagination and the right resources and they can explore the far-off corners of

Posted in Books & Reading, How to Use First Book Resouces, Tips and Resources

How to Campaign Like a #FirstBookChampion

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Being a First Book Champion is all about spreading the joy of reading to kids in need. Starting a campaign is the first step to becoming a champion. The next step is brainstorming – thinking of all the clever ways

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Four Easy Steps to Become a Champion for Kids in Need

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You’ve got a great fundraising idea. You have a goal. You’re excited to provide books and resources for kids in need. Now what? First Book Campaigns makes starting an individual or group campaign easier than ever. Follow these four steps

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