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First Book’s Summer Book List: High School

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In the last week of our series of great summer reads, we’re bringing you our favorite titles for high schoolers to dive into as the days become ever warmer. Be sure to check out our summer book lists from past

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First Book’s Summer Book List: Grades 7-8

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Looking of more summer book lists?  This week you’ll find some fantastic tales for readers in seventh and eighth grade. Sign up to receive more great book lists, tip sheets and summer reading facts from First Book! If you work

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First Book’s Summer Book List: Grades 5-6

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Our favorite picks for summer reading continue this week with a list of the best titles to keep kids in fifth and sixth grade reading during sunny summer days (and cloudy ones, too!) Sign up to receive more great book

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First Book’s Summer Book List: Grades 3-4

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We’re bringing you a second week of First Book recommended summer reads!  This week you’ll find the best books for kids in third and fourth grade. Sign up to receive more great book lists, tip sheets and summer fun from

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First Book’s Summer Book List: K-2

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Learning may not be on the top of children’s minds as the weather gets warmer and school lets out — but studies have shown that without reading those two to three months put kids behind the next year in school.

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8 Books Not To Be Missed For Your Summer Reading List (4-8yrs)

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Here are just some of our favorite titles for your Summer Reading List, available on the First Book Marketplace. Contributions are pulled from the fabulous lesson plans compiled by teachers on Share My Lesson. One in the Middle is the

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Kids Who Read Beat Summer Slide

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For kids, few moments in life are more glorious than the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation. Hooray! Three whole months of sweet freedom! But when school’s out, kids from low-income families have a real

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New Books! First Book Joins Forces With Cincinnati Teachers

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“We’re taking a stand with our friends at the American Federation of Teachers to make sure kids in Cincinnati get the help they need — from all of us — to succeed. More than anyone, teachers understand the transformative power

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Chris Draft and Summer Reading

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Veteran NFL Linebacker Chris Draft has been one of First Book’s biggest supporters. His energy, enthusiasm and passion are infectious, and we’re grateful that his organization, The Chris Draft Family Foundation, has partnered with First Book to promote childhood literacy

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