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Tata Companies Share Their Love of Reading

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On October 9th at North Kipling Junior Middle School in Etobicoke, Ontario, bestselling children’s author and illustrator, Nicholas Oldland read and signed copies of his book ‘Up The Creek’. More than 40 Tata employee volunteers from Jaguar Land Rover, Tata

Posted in Inside First Book

5 Inspiring Stories Of Kids Helping Kids


We can all learn something from the selfless acts of children. Check out these five stories of kids helping kids in need get new books. 1. The Best Neighbor Ever.                 Crestwood Intermediate

Posted in Your Stories

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

A Bucket Full of Change

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Hurricane Sandy caused much devastation to the East Coast. Families lost their homes, buildings were heavily damaged and countless children, families and schools lost libraries full of books. The students at Union Elementary School in Farmington, CT, decided to take

Posted in Book Relief, First Book Supporters, Philanthropy

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

A Prescription For Success

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Today’s guest blog post is an excerpt from avid reader Jacquelyn Adams. She is currently in medical school where she is pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. Education has always been an important issue for Jacquelyn. She lends her

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Supporters, General, Guest Blog Posts, Literacy, Philanthropy, Success Stories, Virtual Book Drives

“Kids Can Have Their Own Books in Their Own Houses”

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The thing that I like about First Book is that kids can have their own books in their own houses that their parents can read to them, and, later, that they can read themselves. — Jane Greene, First Book supporter

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners, Philanthropy, Success Stories

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

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

Indie E-book Authors Join Forces to Help First Book

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J.A. Konrath, who writes a series of popular thrillers, announced last week that if the electronic version of his book Origin made it into the Top 100 on Amazon’s Kindle store, he’d donate $500 to First Book. Origin cracked the

Posted in Authors & Illustrators