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Summer Bliss & Books

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First Book loves the summer! We especially love all of the opportunities to read a great book in great weather. First Book believes that every child should experience the joy of summer reading, but we recognize that there are children

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First Book Loves “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”

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We know most of you are probably already excited about the new “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movie – opening tonight! We are too, of course. Although, as one must always say when one sees a movie based on a

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Vampires, Wimps and Atticus Finch

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We are always anxious to let people know about the amazing books that we carry on the First Book Marketplace (our award-winning online site that makes quality titles available at deep discounts to programs serving children in need). In fact,

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Children’s Choice Book Awards: Author of the Year

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One week from today, voting for the Children’s Choice Book Awards will be closed. Everyday this week, we’ll be sharing some information about the finalists in every age category and we’ll be starting off with the finalists for the Author

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Odds and Bookends: March 12

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Spring in literature “March has arrived; the sun is shining; finally – finally! – there’s no snow on the ground. To celebrate, take the Guardian’s quiz on the pleasures of the sweetest season.” How to Design a Cover in 1:55

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Odds and Bookends: October 23

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Rule Of The Undead: Zombies Invade Bookstores NPR reports that “new generations of literary zombies are rising from the dead and shambling towards the bookshelves — ready to entertain (and frighten) readers of all ages.” Things Librarians Fancy 100 Scope

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What Inspires a Bestselling Author Most?

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What do Charlotte’s Web, Peanuts cartoons, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, and The Lord of the Rings have in common, you ask? They all served to inspire bestselling authors Nancy Yi Fan, Mo Willems, Jeff Kinney , and Rick

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