Author Archives: Gavin McGuire

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Focus on First Book, For Educators

Your Needs, Your Marketplace

It’s our mission here at First Book to provide for the children our community of educators serve with whatever they may need to learn, and continually ask educators what their needs are so we may work to meet them. We surveyed members of the First Book… Read More
Our Partners

Disney’s Magic of Storytelling “Shelfie” Roundup

Kyle on ABC’s The View, 3/6/18. Kyle talked about the Magic of Storytelling campaign and what people can do to help support kids in need. You may have seen First Book president, CEO, and co-founder Kyle Zimmer describing how to post a “shelfie” to hosts Whoopi, Joy,… Read More
Author Voices, Focus on First Book, For Educators

A Very Special Valentine’s Day Message From Kwame Alexander

Award-winning author, poet, and friend of First Book, Kwame Alexander has a special Valentine’s Day message for you!   Kwame Alexander is one of our Authors in Action! We love working with illustrators and authors like Kwame to bring new books to kids in need. Read More
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Our Partners, Press Room

Partnership Brings Free Multicultural Children’s Books to Libraries

Partnership Brings Free Multicultural Children’s Books to Libraries Austin– The Texas Center for the Book working in concert with First Book is bringing a new opportunity to help libraries celebrate Lone Star Día this April. The program is designed to support libraries who serve children in… Read More
For Educators

Three Ways Early Reading Benefits Infants’ Development

Members of the First Book community of educators work in many settings — schools, libraries, healthcare programs, and more. We all know that early reading is important and access to books for kids is essential. And we know that early intervention is important. The earlier a child is exposed to… Read More
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First Book Research & Insights

The Number One Barrier to Learning: Basic Needs

Seeing a child coming to school every day and not having what they need… it’s heartbreaking. A lot of the kids didn’t realize what they didn’t have cause they were so used to not having. When I decided to become an educator, I knew that that was one of the… Read More
Impact Stories

Books-A-Go Go & First Book: 10 Years Later, One Million Books

Betty Metz, Founder and President of Books-A-Go-Go. “I had no idea what I was doing,” says Betty Metz, Founder and President of Books-A-Go-Go. Luckily for kids in Jacksonville, FL and later all over the world, she figured it out. During the past 10 years Betty and Books-A-Go Go have distributed… Read More