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Monthly Book List: Our Five Favorites for October

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First Book’s book experts picked their favorite spooky stories that will frighten and delight young readers. Don’t be afraid to pick up any of our recommended titles! Pre-K –K (Ages 3-6): Ghosts in the House! written and illustrated by Kazuno

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“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

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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Use Guided Reading Levels to Find the Perfect Books on the First Book Marketplace

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Use Guided Reading Levels to find the perfect books for every child you serve. Thanks to the feedback from our community of educators, First Book Marketplace users can now utilize our Advanced Search tool to find books with Guided Reading

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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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How To Keep Kids Learning At Your Summer Meal Site

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Want to keep kids’ minds and bellies full while they are out of school this summer? If you provide summer meals to children from low-income communities through USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, you can access books, basic needs items and

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Find Free Educational Resources on the First Book Marketplace

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Where can you find free educational resources? On the First Book Marketplace, of course! You’ll find tips to encourage family engagement, resources for early childhood education, free subscriptions to online tools and programs and much more. For access, you’ll first

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How to Use the First Book Marketplace: Wishlists, the Dashboard and Popular Topics

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Once you’ve registered and logged into the First Book Marketplace there are so many new features to explore! As we’ve shown, you’ll find new navigation and menus.  You can use gift cards and promotional codes. But you’ll also find a

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How To Use the First Book Marketplace: Making Purchases, Using Gift Cards and Promotional Codes

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You’ve learned how to navigate the newly redesigned First Book Marketplace. You’ve searched for the books, school supplies and basic needs items you need for your classroom or program and now want to purchase them. What’s next? First, you’ll want

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Now Faster and Easier to Use: Your First Book Marketplace

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Drumroll please… Today, we introduce to you the newly redesigned First Book Marketplace. Updated with your needs in mind, your First Book Marketplace is now faster and simpler to use. Powerful new search capabilities and an improved navigation menu make

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