Author Archives: Caitlyn Maltese

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First Book’s Favorite New Books of 2017

So many wonderful books were published in 2017! This year we read new titles from some of our favorite authors and lovely debuts from first-time authors. Now, of course, asking us to choose our favorite book is like asking a parent to choose their favorite child – but if… Read More
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Great Children’s Books for Adults

Children’s books are not just for children. As educators and program leaders, children’s and young adult books can be an essential tool to help you learn how to connect with the children you serve. By reading the books that they are interested in, you gain insight into what kids… Read More
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A Día to Remember

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Estela & Raúl Mora Award is … Mattawa Elementary School of the Wahluke School District in Mattawa! They put on a fantastic Día celebration this year, and with the help of parents and several community partners spread… Read More
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Book Recommendations for K-12 in the Wake of Charlottesville

As students return to start a new school year, a national online conversation has emerged among educators and advocates around the country. Catalyzed by the violence and unrest in Charlottesville, VA, as well as other national events, teachers and organizations are sharing resources for dealing with topics of race,… Read More
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Our Favorite ‘Stories for All’ Books

The Stories for All section of The First Book Marketplace, created to reflect the diverse population we serve, carries close to 1,500 titles featuring diverse characters with a variety of experiences. We believe that ALL kids deserve access to an abundance of books in which they can see… Read More
For Educators

How to Fundraise for Books & Resources with First Book

The art of fundraising can be complex. That is why First Book is offering a step-by-step guide for teachers, educators, and anyone serving kids in need to receive the funds they need to provide educational resources to the children they serve. The Early Steps  One of the most important… Read More
For Educators

7 Facts About English Language Learners … & How They’re Awesome!

1. 27% of U.S. children under age 6 come from homes where at least one parent speaks a language other than English.1     2. Relative to other U.S. children, dual language learners/English language learners are far more likely to live in poverty and in two-parent families with low levels of… Read More
For Educators, Impact Stories

Hidden Figures Reveals New Possibilities For Young Readers

Last month, we proudly added the young readers’ edition of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly to our Stories for All Project™ & STEM-themed books available on the First Book Marketplace. The New York Times bestseller and inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film follows the… Read More