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Monthly Book List: Our Five Favorite Books this July

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Our favorite books this July include the final Elephant and Piggie book. a book to inspire community engagement and creativity, the story of one of your kids’ favorite summertime toys, a captivating novel for animal lovers and a smart and

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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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Happy Friendiversary!!

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The spirit of friendship and the power of reading were in full force at Peck Full Service Community School, a Title I School in Holyoke, MA, yesterday. The school eagerly awaited the arrival of beloved children’s author and illustrator, Mo

Posted in Inside First Book, Opportunities for You

Help Second Graders Celebrate Friendiversary with New Books!

For the third year in a row, our friend Mo Willems, beloved children’s author & illustrator, will be providing brand-new Elephant & Piggie books and activity kits to kids in need! The books and activity kits will go to second

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Happy Friendiversary! Mo Willems and First Book Join Forces to Bring New Books to New Orleans Kids

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Today is Friendiversary, when we celebrate the anniversary of our friendships. Think of one of your oldest and dearest friends. When did you first meet? How did you meet? That story is the story of your Friendiversary. First Book is

Posted in Advisory Boards, Authors & Illustrators, Book Recipients, Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Volunteers

It’s Almost Friendiversary! Get Your Books Today!

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We see that you have a sad face, because the holidays are over. Luckily, you are as wrong as you could possibly be, because the biggest, best, most excellent, excitingest, fanciest, greatest holiday of them all is on its way.

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Book Recipients, Books & Reading, First Book Events, Marketplace, Teachers

The Story of First Book

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A collection of our favorite authors and illustrators sat down to help us tell the story of First Book: The Story of First Book from First Book on Vimeo.

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Books & Reading

Happy Friendiversary!

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Today is the first annual First Book Friendiversary! We are very excited. A Friendiversary, of course, is the anniversary of a friendship. Think of one of your oldest and dearest friends. When did you first meet? How did you meet?

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

Ten Cool Things First Book Did in 2010

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2010 was a big year for First Book, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks to our friends, fans, and generous supporters, we have a lot to celebrate. Here are some of the cool things you helped make

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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