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How do Books Bring Color to Your World?


How do books bring color to your world? For 50 years, the classic children’s book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has shown us the beauty of the world we live in with stunning illustrations and poetry. We’re joining our publishing

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11 Books for Back To School 4-8 yrs

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Elephant and Piggie: I Broke My Trunk – Mo Willems Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I Broke

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It’s a First at First Book

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From time to time, the programs who get books from us let us know what they need. One of the biggest requests we get is for more Spanish language or bilingual offerings. Well, we heard you, and we’d like to

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A Very Special Evening with Eric Carle

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I had the honor to attend a happy and heart-warming celebration of Eric Carle’s 80th birthday and The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 40th anniversary at a spacious terrace and loft in New York City on September 24. Superb, renowned illustrator Eric

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The Eric Carle Museum Announces 2009 CARLE HONORS RECIPIENTS

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The Eric Carle Museum Announces 2009 CARLE HONORS RECIPIENTS with our own Kyle Zimmer among them, and opens the 2nd Annual Art Auction in support of this Benefit Gala event. This year’s recipients of the coveted Carle Honors Awards include

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Books & Reading

Odds and Bookends: July 31

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So many great links this week – enjoy! Twilight at Comic-Con: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Chris Weitz and more introduce New Moon Twilight fans were in for a treat at last weekend’s Comic-Con in San Diego, as New Moon director

Posted in Books & Reading, Literacy Links and Articles

Caterpillars and Cupcakes – now I’m hungry!

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At First Book, we tend to notice (and love) all things that are children’s book-related. So it’s really no surprise that one of my co-workers came across this great blog post from Lyndsey at Coco Cake cupcakes in Vancouver, BC.

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Rose’s Reading Round-Up

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This one’s got legs Be sure to read this great article about the life of Eric Carle, and don’t forget to celebrate – today is the 40th anniversary of his legendary The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Also check out the Special

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Hungry for Spring

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Guest Blogger Rachael Walker is the Outreach Consultant for Reading Rockets, a national multimedia initiative which aims to inform and inspire parents, teachers, childcare providers, and others who touch the life of a child by providing comprehensive, accessible information on

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First Book Celebrates The Carle Honors!

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On Tuesday night, First Book had the incredible pleasure of attending the third annual Carle Honors event, held at the University Club in New York City! The Carle Honors, sponsored by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, is

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