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Educators and Families: A Powerful Partnership


Looking for ways to get families more involved with your classroom or program? Or for resources to send home with them? The First Book Marketplace is the place to go! Visit us for great family read alouds, resource collections for

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Goodnight Moon: Making a Classic Bedtime Story Available to Bilingual Readers for the First Time


For generations, American families have gathered together to read the cherished children’s book, Goodnight Moon, as part of their bedtime routine. Today, with Harper Collins Children’s Books, we are making the iconic title accessible to millions more families in a

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Books in Every Language for Every Child

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Today’s guest blog post is from Dr. Mandy Stewart, an assistant professor of bilingual education at Texas Woman’s University. Follow her on Twitter at @DrMandyStewart. How many books have you read in your lifetime?  How many picture books did an

Posted in Education and Literacy, Expert Voices

The Stories for All Project: Latina Author Pat Mora on the Connection Children Make with Books that Include their Culture and Language

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Our guest blogger today is author Pat Mora, whose book “Yum! Mmmm! Que Rico!”, from Lee & Low Books, is part of First Book’s Stories For All Project. “Once upon a time . . .” A magic phrase that can change

Posted in Authors & Illustrators, Expert Voices

Work With Kids in Need? First Book Will Hook You Up

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Hey! Do you work with kids in need? If so, then we have thousands of brand-new books for you! Spanish, English and even bilingual titles for kids ranging from ages 4-18 are now available through First Book. If you’re looking

Posted in Books & Reading, Education, Literacy, National Book Bank, Teachers