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First Book is Heading to Hawaii!

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As the 2009 winner of the What Book Got You Hooked? campaign, children in Hawaii will be receiving 50,000  new books this week, thanks to the more than 90,000 online votes cast by individuals across the state! The books from

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Kim Coco Iwamoto brings the Aloha Spirit to First Book!

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First Book offices were a flurry recently when surprise visitor Kim Coco Iwamoto of the Hawaii Board of Education dropped in on First Book’s DC headquarters to pay a visit to the staff members behind the books. There’s quite a

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Hawaii kids win 50,000 new books from First Book!

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With over 90,000 out of the nearly 290,000 votes cast, the winner of this year’s What Book Got You Hooked? campaign is Hawaii! Congratulations to the Aloha State! Programs serving kids in need in the state which are registered with

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Today is the Last Day to Vote for What Book Got You Hooked!

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Vote now or forever hold your peace (until next year)… Don’t forget to cast your vote for the book that got you hooked and the state to receive 50,000 new books. Voting is open through 12:00 am midnight ET TONIGHT,

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Time is Running Out to Cast Your Vote in What Book Got You Hooked

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Only 10 days remain in this year’s What Book Got You Hooked campaign. In the past week,  literacy champions in several states have been rallying their communities and casting their votes to have a shot at the grand prize –

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What Book Got You Hooked: Your Comments

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Thousands of you have already voted and shared the books and memories that made you a reader. Check out some of the great comments we’ve received. Is your favorite book listed? If not, make sure to vote today and share

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What Book Got You Hooked? Celebrity Feature: Ed Asner

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First Book’s “What Book Got You Hooked?” invites readers everywhere to share the memory of unforgettable books that got them hooked on the fun of reading and to vote for the state to receive 50,000 new books for children in

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Getting Kids Hooked on Books Since 1992

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You’ve been waiting all summer for this and now the wait is finally over! First Book proudly announces that voting for What Book Got You Hooked?, our annual campaign celebrating the books that made you a reader for life, is

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Balancing Act

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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

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Summer isn’t summer without good books!

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Do you remember when you were little — staying up late under your covers with a flashlight to finish a real page-turner?  Or what about that book you couldn’t put down at the beach last year?  All of us at

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