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New Books by our Favorite Authors

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Some of our favorite children’s book authors have been very busy in 2016. We are thrilled to share that their latest works are now available on the First Book Marketplace! Teachers Rock  – written and illustrated by Todd Parr From

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Posted in Book lists, Books & Reading, First Book Favorites, Marketplace

“It was too noisy at my house and I knew if I came to school I could find a quiet place to finish it.”

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Posted in Book Recipients, Impact Stories

Watch Rick Riordan & James Patterson Live Online Tomorrow Night

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Two of our favorite children’s book authors, Rick Riordan and James Patterson, will be onstage together for the first time, at Lincoln Center in New York City tomorrow night. The two authors will read from their latest titles (including exclusive

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, First Book Partners

Rick Riordan’s ‘Throne of Fire’ Coming to First Book

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Big day for Rick Riordan! He was named author of the year by hundreds of thousands of young readers at last night’s Children’s Choice Book Awards (we hope you caught our live tweets from from the awards show). And ‘The

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Marketplace

Rick Riordan & James Patterson Event to Benefit First Book

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Two of our favorite children’s book authors (two of everyone’s favorite children’s book authors, really), Rick Riordan and James Patterson, will be appearing, together for the first time, at Lincoln Center in New York City next month. The two authors

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, First Book Events, First Book Partners

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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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

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Books & Reading, First Book Events, First Book Partners, Philanthropy

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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