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5 Digital Education Tools for Educators Serving Kids in Need

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Many members of our community of educators have told us that digital learning is crucial in their programs and classrooms. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with companies and organizations focused on creating and curating quality digital content to bring

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Posted in Education and Literacy, Literacy, Teachers

“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?

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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

Using the Power of Pizza to Transform Lives Through Literacy

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What could bring together teachers, community organizations and hungry friends of First Book? Answer: Pizza! First Book is proud to partner with Pizza Hut and excited to take part in their new 10-year campaign, Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project. When

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

187 Reasons Why a Teacher Needs Books

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Today’s guest blogger, Sarah Kilway, wrote to us after receiving hundreds of new books for her students. We couldn’t resist sharing her story with you. I teach 187 kids at Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center in Indianapolis, IN. The majority

Posted in Education, Inspiring Stories, National Book Bank, Teachers, Your Stories

My Kids Need Books

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Today’s guest blogger, Adara Robbins, is 8th grade teacher at YES Prep Southwest, a public charter school in Houston, Texas. Where do you see yourself in five years? It’s a tough question. But imagine trying to answer if you didn’t

Posted in Education, Inspiring Stories, Literacy, Teachers, Your Stories

Free Books For Teachers No Matter Where You Live

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I have been signed up with First Book for several years. I teach kindergarten and first grade at Dayton Public Schools in the poverty-stricken inner city of Dayton, Ohio. I get plenty of emails from First Book, but have never

Posted in Book Distributions, Book Recipients, Marketplace, National Book Bank, Teachers, Volunteers

How a Mortgage Bank Makes It Possible for Kids to Have New Books

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Every year, First Book provides close to ten million brand-new books to local schools and community programs across the country. To make that happen, we rely on the generosity of thousands of individual donors, grants from charitable foundations, and the

Posted in Advisory Boards, Education, First Book Partners, First Book Supporters, Literacy, Philanthropy, Volunteers

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

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