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Disney Imagicademy App Available for Free!

"Disney Imagicademy Launch"

Do you work with kids in need? We’ve got great news for you! Our friends at Disney recently launched an innovative learning experience that encourages kids to learn by interacting with their favorite Disney characters and stories – inspiring a

Posted in First Book Partners, Inside First Book, 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

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

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

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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

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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

All Our Friends In Pittsburgh

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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

A Click of the Mouse = A Book to a Kid

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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

Celebrities Join Disney’s Reading Relay and Generate 5,000 Books

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Tuesday marked the DVD release of Disney’s Bedtime Stories starring Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox and Keri Russell. In December, we asked you to help us celebrate the film’s national release by posting a comment about your favorite bedtime story on

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners