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Happy Read Across America Day!

Happy Read Across America Day!
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Will YOUR KIDS Have Books for ‘Read Across America’ Day?

Chandler Arnold, First Book's executive vice-president, with a student from Belmont Runyon Elementary school in Newark, NJ, at a ‘Read Across America’ event last year.

Read Across America Day is fast approaching; on March 1, children across the country will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and other childhood favorites. But, as much as we love Dr. Seuss, the READING

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One Cake, Two Cakes, Cat Cake, Hat Cake

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Guess who has a supporting role in an upcoming episode of CAKE BOSS?  That’s right – First Book!  Newark Mayor Cory Booker and the Cat in the Hat worked alongside CAKE BOSS Buddy Valastro to help bring thousands of books

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Kids Are Eager to Read: Just Add Books

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First Book was part of all kinds of great events across the country for Read Across America Day on Friday, including a tremendous partnership in the city of Newark. Working with some great local nonprofits, we were able to provide

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Let’s Read Across America!

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Happy Read Across America Day! NEA’s Read Across America Day is the largest reading event in the nation and a reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved

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Four Simple Steps to Gear Up for ‘Read Across America Day’

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Today’s guest blogger is Anita Merina, the National Coordinator for ‘Read Across America’, a National Education Association initiative. Every year on March 2nd educators, parents, grandparents, athletes, actors, politicians, and kids join together for Read Across America Day to celebrate

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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