Author Archives: Brian Minter

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Have You Thanked a Volunteer Today?

This week is National Volunteer Week … so be sure to take a moment to thank your friends and neighbors who volunteer their time and energy to improve the lives of the people in our communities. First Book was founded twenty years ago on a volunteer model, and… Read More
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First Book Earns Highest Possible Rating from Charity Navigator

We’re proud to announce that First Book has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest possible ranking from America’s premier charity evaluator. “We’ve been putting new books into the hands of children and teachers for twenty years. The work that we do helps… Read More
Impact Stories

Kids Are Eager to Read: Just Add Books

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 almost 17,000 brand-new books — including plenty of Dr. Seuss… Read More
Our Bookshelf, Our Partners

Book of the Month: Barefoot World Atlas

Our book of the month on the First Book Marketplace is the Barefoot World Atlas, which looks at all the ways that different cultures and communities across the world have been shaped by their environment. “Two years ago, our girls participated in thematic unit… Read More
Impact Stories

She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain

Dear First Book, Thank you for giving us the books. We really like them. You guys have the best books ever because my little sister loves these books. I like the ‘Nancy Drew Goes to Hollywood’ one. Your books are really fun to read and they’re funny. I also like… Read More
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It's Almost Friendiversary! Get Your Books Today!

We see that you have a sad face, because the holidays are over. Luckily, you are as wrong as you could possibly be, because the biggest, best, most excellent, excitingest, fanciest, greatest holiday of them all is on its way. Friendiversary! Yes! It’s true! Friendiversary 2012 will happen on… Read More