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And the winner is …

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This morning at Martha’s Table, an amazing community program serving homeless families in Washington DC, First Book distributed our 100 millionth brand-new book. (Check out this great story on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.) That’s not a typo. Since

Posted in Book Distributions, Book Recipients, Books & Reading, First Book Events, Kyle Zimmer, Social Entrepreneurship, Success Stories, Volunteers

First Book Marketplace Staff Picks

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From childhood classics like Green Eggs and Ham to The Rainbow Boys, an American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults winner,  First Book is proud to announce that over 200 new titles have been added to the First Book

Posted in Around the First Book Office, Authors & Illustrators, Books & Reading, General, Marketplace

You’re never too old, too wacky, or too wild to pick up a book and read with a child

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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

Posted in Books & Reading, Guest Blog Posts, Literacy

And the winner is… Kentucky!

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We asked you to share the memory of the book that got you hooked, then vote for the state to receive 50,000 new books – and you did! We are excited to annouce the winner of this year’s What Book

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Book Distributions, Books & Reading