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Active Bodies, Active Minds: Boost Wellness & Learning with Sports Equipment

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Experts say that one way to help your kids get a jump on learning is to help them, well, JUMP!  Boosting students’ physical activity not only supports health and wellness and makes kids feel better, but it turns out that

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Posted in Marketplace, More Than Books, The First Book Marketplace, Using First Book

Educators and Families: A Powerful Partnership

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Looking for ways to get families more involved with your classroom or program? Or for resources to send home with them? The First Book Marketplace is the place to go! Visit us for great family read alouds, resource collections for

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Posted in Books & Reading, Family Engagement, Marketplace, Opportunities for You, Using the First Book Marketplace

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

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

New Books by our Favorite Authors

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Some of our favorite children’s book authors have been very busy in 2016. We are thrilled to share that their latest works are now available on the First Book Marketplace! Teachers Rock  – written and illustrated by Todd Parr From

Posted in Book lists, Books & Reading, First Book Favorites, Marketplace

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

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It’s April! At First Book that means it’s not just springtime, it’s the month that we celebrate all things rhythm, verse and rhyme: National Poetry Month. Here are five of our favorite collections to make poetry fun for kids of

Posted in Book lists, Books & Reading, Marketplace

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

Pi Beta Phi Brings Books About Great American Women to Kids in Need

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This past November, First Book’s partner, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, celebrated their 100-year commitment to literacy service. To honor the momentous occasion, the Fraternity donated a special Pi Beta Phi edition of “Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American

Posted in First Book Partners, First Book Supporters, Marketplace

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

Civic Consumption: What It Is and How You Can Do It.

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At First Book, everything we do is focused on putting new books into the hands of kids in need; that’s the big idea. But there are some other important ideas that go into that. One of these is the concept

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, Kyle Zimmer, Marketplace, Social Entrepreneurship

Pirates, Ninjas, Dinosaurs, Etc.

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Kids need books! Without books, children miss out on the chance to become strong readers and successful students – especially children from low-income families. And kids don’t just need any old books. They need books that they’ll want to read.

Posted in Books & Reading, Marketplace