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First Book Goes to Broadway!

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Today’s guest blogger is Laura Geringer, beloved children’s book author and one of First Book’s favorite people. First Book goes to Broadway! It’s gratifying to announce the highly successful completion of the first stage of First Book’s partnership with the

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First Book at the American Library Association Conference

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One of the great things about working at First Book is how wonderfully supportive our many partners and friends are of the work we do.  We regularly hear from authors who say, “How can I support First Book’s efforts?”  So

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

Join the Cheerios 100,000 Book Giveaway!

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As part of First Book’s ongoing partnership through the Spoonfuls of Stories® program, First Book and Cheerios have joined with author, Jon Scieszka, to launch this year’s  100,000 Book Giveaway! For every trivia question you answer correctly now through August

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Odds and Bookends: December 18

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“Leave a Mark” online auction – Vintage Veronica by Erica S. Perl The latest offering in the “Leave a Mark” auctions benefiting First Book is a marked-up copy of First Book staff member and author extraordinaire, Erica Perl’s Vintage Veronica.

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Wake Up to Reading with Cheerios®

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This month, Cheerios® is launching its 8th year of inviting families to wake up to reading – with a whopping six million children’s books free inside cereal boxes.   This year’s books, all from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and specially

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Conversations with Writers of Comedy

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Every month the Library of Congress hosts numerous events through The Center for the Book. Yesterday, a colleague and I were able to listen to Leonard Marcus, one of America’s most respected authorities on children’s literature, along with special guest

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An Appendage to “The Exquisite Corpse”

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Why should Jon Scieszka, Katherine Paterson, M.T. Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, and Nikki Grimes have all the fun? In support of the rollicking story game being played by these and a crew of other award-winning, talented and versatile authors and illustrators,

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Reading in the Rain

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The National Book Festival was held at the National Mall this past Saturday, September 26, 2009. The festival, now in its ninth year, has all of the tools needed to celebrate the magic of reading. Despite the cloudy and wet

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Meet our first Double Your Impact winners

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Last month we launched the Double Your Impact campaign to an initiative to place more books in the hands of more children. We did our drawing and have our first round winners for August! Connie Elson from Somerlid Elementary in

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Odds and Bookends: September 11

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Target Volunteers School Library Makeover Target, First Book and the Heart of America Foundation have teamed up to provide books to children in need across the United States. Target kicked off the project this week on September 10 as part

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