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Books for Babies

The feeling you get when you help a child in need isn’t something that can be wrapped in a box or tied with a bow. Experience the magic and honor the loved ones in your life with these top-sellers from

Posted in Opportunities for You

You Made This Happen: 213,802 Books in the Hands of Kids

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That’s right. Thanks to everyone who donated to First Book over the holiday season – and thanks to a generous matching offer from our friends at Disney – First Book was able to provide 213,802 brand-new, high-quality books to schools

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, First Book Partners, First Book Supporters

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

Three Books for Kids in Need This Holiday Season

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Together, we’ve put over 100 million new books into the hands of children who need them, and we’re counting on your support this holiday season. This year, thanks to our friends at Disney, the impact of your gift will be

Posted in Book Recipients, Books & Reading, First Book Partners, Philanthropy

What to get your favorite aunt for Christmas?

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What to give your favorite aunt (or anyone else) for Christmas? Fruit cake? A reindeer scarf? Those mittens that are attached together with yarn? How about the gift of reading to kids in need, in her name? That’s right, every

Posted in Book Recipients, First Book Supporters, Philanthropy

It’s Not Too Late! You Can Provide New Books for Kids in Need This Christmas

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First Book distributed eight million brand-new books to kids in need this year. That’s a LOT of books, and those books have the power to change a lot of lives. And, with your help, we want to do even more

Posted in Book Recipients, First Book Partners, Literacy, Philanthropy

Happy Holidays from First Book

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We have been offering some holiday shopping suggestions for you on our blog this week. But it’s Christmas Eve, and we are all out of gift ideas. If you are considering one last trip to the mall, take a moment

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First Book Holiday Countdown: Cheerios®

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A proper Christmas holiday will include dozens, if not hundreds, of trips to the grocery store. Since you’ll be in the cereal aisle at some point, make sure you pick up a specially-marked box of Cheerios – part of a

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

First Book Holiday Countdown: Children’s Classics Collection

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The snow continues to fall – sporadically, anyway – and your friends at First Book continue with our list of gift ideas for the thoughtful last-minute shopper. Today’s offer comes from Direct Brands, who brought us the Book-of-the-Month Club, and

Posted in First Book Partners

First Book Holiday Countdown: Target

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Your friends at First Book have all kinds of great holiday gift ideas that do not involve you wrestling with desperate crowds of last-minute shoppers, and we’ll be sharing them with you from now until Christmas. First up … a great offer from our friends at Target. Without spending a penny, you can give the gift of reading to kids from low-income communities.

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners