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#ReadUP: A Non-Partisan Call-to-Action for Education and Literacy

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First Book and Pearson, the world’s learning company, are encouraging America to #ReadUP as part of their campaign dedicated to raising the importance of literacy in the week leading up to Election Day. The campaign will unlock funds for new books to

Posted in Books & Reading, Education and Literacy, First Book News, First Book Partners, Opportunities for You

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

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

Attendance Works

September is National Attendance Awareness Month, a time when schools and programs across the country emphasize the connection between satisfactory school attendance and academic achievement. Researchers and social scientists are always trying to figure out the secret to academic success

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

The Anatomy of a Backpack

Anatomy of a Backpack

Remember shopping for school supplies? You combed the store aisle to pick out the perfect binder. You couldn’t wait to crack open that brand new box of crayons. Getting ready for school is a lot more than checking items off

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‘Link to Libraries’ Connects Education With Basic Needs

Link to Libraries

Since 2008, nonprofit organization Link to Libraries has served kids in need all across Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. President and Co-Founder Susan Jaye-Kaplan helped start the organization to give kids opportunities to explore our world through books and expand their

Posted in Books & Reading, Inspiring Stories, Make The Most of First Book, Opportunities for You

Sneak Peek: Resources For Social & Emotional Development

FirstBook at Mary Bethune Elementary School, Atlanta, Georgia

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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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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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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