Blog Archives

Fairy Books and Ice Cream

first image in article

The First Book team just got back from Brattleboro, Vermont, where we distributed 350,000 brand-new books to kids in need. About 100,000 of those books went to local teachers and community leaders, and the rest were shipped out to schools

Posted in Book Distributions, Books & Reading, First Book Partners, National Book Bank, Teachers, Volunteers

One Million Books in Just Ten Days: Seattle!

first image in article

First Book staff and volunteers are lining ’em up and knocking ’em down this week as we work to distribute over one million brand-new books to schools and programs serving kids in need across the country. There are 350,000 new

Posted in Book Distributions, Book Recipients, First Book Partners, National Book Bank, Volunteers

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Reading to Kids in Need

first image in article

If you’re like many of us, you grew up in a home filled with books, and so you understand how important it is for children to get excited about books and become enthusiastic, capable readers. But there are 30 million

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

A Big Announcement … Disney Donates EIGHT MILLION BOOKS to First Book

first image in article

We hope you’re sitting down, because we have some big news. Today at D23, the annual gathering of the world’s Disney fans, in Anaheim, Calif., our friends at Disney announced that they were donating 8 million new books to First

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners, Philanthropy

Milwaukee’s Best: Books to Kids in Wisconsin, Chicago, and Around the Country

first image in article

First Book was in Milwaukee last week, getting books to kids. We’ve been on the road a lot this summer; we try to spread our massive book distributions across the country so that schools and programs that can’t afford the

Posted in Book Distributions, First Book Partners, Volunteers

First Book Friday: My First Book Distribution

first image in article

Today’s guest blog post is from Susanne Sparks, an engagement manager at First Book. She’s passionate about leveling the playing field so that all children can learn, grow, and thrive. Last week, I traveled to Jacksonville, Fla. with three of

Posted in Around the First Book Office, Book Distributions, Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Guest Blog Posts, Volunteers

All Our Friends In Pittsburgh

first image in article

First Book’s National Book Bank team just got home from Pittsburgh, where they boxed, labeled and shipped 400,000 books to kids in need all over the country, from Jacksonville to Santa Monica.

Posted in Book Distributions, First Book Partners, Volunteers

First Book Friday!

first image in article

We are really excited to introduce First Book Friday! Every Friday, we will be sharing some of the behind the scenes action that takes place here at First Book and highlighting exciting news. You will also get a chance to

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

A Click of the Mouse = A Book to a Kid

first image in article

We’re celebrating our 19th birthday at First Book this week, and to mark the occasion, our friends at Disney Publishing Worldwide have generously agreed to donate one brand-new book for each new follower we gain online. Those books will go

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners

Rick Riordan’s ‘Throne of Fire’ Coming to First Book

first image in article

Big day for Rick Riordan! He was named author of the year by hundreds of thousands of young readers at last night’s Children’s Choice Book Awards (we hope you caught our live tweets from from the awards show). And ‘The

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Marketplace