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Summer Bliss & Books

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First Book loves the summer! We especially love all of the opportunities to read a great book in great weather. First Book believes that every child should experience the joy of summer reading, but we recognize that there are children

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First Book Loves “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”

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We know most of you are probably already excited about the new “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movie – opening tonight! We are too, of course. Although, as one must always say when one sees a movie based on a

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Vampires, Wimps and Atticus Finch

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We are always anxious to let people know about the amazing books that we carry on the First Book Marketplace (our award-winning online site that makes quality titles available at deep discounts to programs serving children in need). In fact,

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Ice-Treat Truck Bookstore Tour!

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In celebration of the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, is donating 26,000 new books to First Book! The children’s book series has introduced many children to the joy of

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Odds and Bookends: March 12

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Spring in literature “March has arrived; the sun is shining; finally – finally! – there’s no snow on the ground. To celebrate, take the Guardian’s quiz on the pleasures of the sweetest season.” How to Design a Cover in 1:55

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Odds and Bookends: October 23

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Rule Of The Undead: Zombies Invade Bookstores NPR reports that “new generations of literary zombies are rising from the dead and shambling towards the bookshelves — ready to entertain (and frighten) readers of all ages.” Things Librarians Fancy 100 Scope

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