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First Book featured on Conversations LIVE! Radio

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Last Wednesday, First Book’s own Recipient Group Coordinator, Matthew White, spoke on Cyrus A. Webb’s blog talk-radio show, Conversations LIVE! The show gathers artists, authors and others in the literary world to speak on the topic of books, literacy and

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Listen to this Funny Business!

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“A joke isn’t a joke if you need to explain it,” notes Leonard S. Marcus, on his upcoming new release, Funny Business [available October 2009 from Candlewick Press]. “Even so, the hidden clockwork of comedy… has long been considered one

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First Book Podcast: Double Your Impact with the First Book Marketplace

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Join Matthew, Erica and Chandler from the First Book Marketplace team for this special podcast to learn about all that is new with First Book Marketplace. This great trio will talk about the hundreds of new titles recently added to

Posted in Books & Reading, Marketplace, Podcast

First Book Podcast: Chris Van Dusen, Contributor to “Our White House”

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Chris Van Dusen recently sat down with the First Book staff to talk about his contribution to Our White House and other upcoming projects. Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, a project designed by the National Children’s Book and

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First Book Podcast: Matthew Gollub author of “The Jazz Fly”

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First Book recently had the pleasure of chatting with Matthew Gollub, children’s book author, performer, literacy consultant, musician, parent and publisher. Some of his most treasured titles include Gobble, Quack, Moon, and The Jazz Fly. As the winner of twenty

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First Book Podcast: Peter Howe author of “Waggit’s Tale”

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He is nameless. He is homeless. He is friendless. He is lost. Until he is found…by a team of mutts who shelter him and teach him how to survive the wilds of the city park. And so he becomes Waggit,

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First Book Podcast: Heather Henson author of “That Book Woman”

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First Book recently had the pleasure of speaking with That Book Woman author, Heather Henson. Together with First Book partner Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, That Book Woman is being simultaneously released in hardcover to the general public and in

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First Book Podcast: “Duck for President” Author Doreen Cronin

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Best-selling children’s book author Doreen Cronin is seemingly everywhere these days!  She recently launched her newest book, Thump, Quack, Moo, in a marathon two-month book tour; and her book, Duck for President, is on grocery shelves right now as one

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First Book Podcast: Tuck Everlasting Author Natalie Babbitt Chats With First Book!

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First Book recently had the pleasure of speaking with author and illustrator Natalie Babbitt , the author of the classic ALA Notable Children’s book Tuck Everlasting and Newbery Honor Book Kneeknock Rise, among many other titles for children. She is

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First Book Podcast: Mary Brigid Barrett Welcomes You to “Our White House!”

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As some of our readers know, First Book’s office happens to be located just a few short blocks from what is perhaps one of the world’s most iconic homes, the White House. We’ve all seen images of it, but very

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