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First Book and Jet Blue Soar With Reading!

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First Book is excited to be partnered with JetBlue’s “Soar with Reading” program.  Soar with Reading aims to keep children reading throughout the summer, harnessing a combination of in-flight and online literacy resources, community reading events and proving new books

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A Click of the Mouse = A Book to a Kid!

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If you grew up with books of your own at home, you know what a powerful impact they had on your life. But kids from low-income families typically have no books of their own at home, and few, if any,

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Odds and Bookends: August 13, 2010

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Dora the Explorer celebrates its 10th anniversary Nickelodeon is commemorating ten years of Dora with an hour-long prime time movie, “Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure,” along with a twelve-minute tribute to the show’s impact on children. In further honor of Dora,

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Give Books In Honor of Friends or Family

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Time is ticking down and the holidays will soon be here. Still in need of a last minute gift? Make a donation in honor of someone special and help place new books into the hands of kids in need. First

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Celebrate Season’s Readings with Verizon

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Looking for a gift that will last a lifetime? How about a new book and a brighter future? This holiday season, Verizon and Random House Children’s Books are supporting First Book to provide more new books to children in need.

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Donate to First Book and Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes This Holiday

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This holiday season, your donation to First Book will get twice as many books into the hands of kids who need them most. Donate before December 31st, and your contribution will be matched book-for-book by Random House Children’s Books. A

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United We Serve: Packing Backpacks with the First Family

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Last Thursday, June 25th, I was lucky enough to join the President, the First Lady, and hundreds of Congressional family members to prepare 15,000 backpacks with books and other items for the children of servicemen and women. With the incredibly

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