Author Archives: Marissa Wasseluk

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Director of Content, Digital Communications

The Dog Days of Summer (Reading)

It seems the only escape from this incredible heat wave we’re now experiencing is to curl up in a cool place with a good book. And we find our furry friends are no different! Scroll down to see our staff pets with their favorite books & to find out how… Read More
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Summer Learning Resources

This week is National Summer Learning Week! We here at First Book want to help keep kids healthy, safe, and learning all summer long, so we have compiled a list of our resources for educators… Read More
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Memories of Eric Carle

Today, beloved author and illustrator Eric Carle turns 90 years old. Throughout his career, he has inspired so many young readers with messages of encouragement, hope, and a celebration of the little things in our everyday world. In celebration of Eric, we asked our staff to share their favorite memories… Read More
For Educators

Promoting Respect & Empathy: A Toolkit for Educators, by Educators

Teaching kids empathy and respect prepares them to create a more caring and compassionate world. In the absence of empathy, differences have the potential to breed conflict – especially during a child’s early years, when they are naturally inclined to think only of themselves and their immediate needs. Members of… Read More
Our Bookshelf, Our Partners

Shout Mouse Press: There’s a Story Behind Every Book

Today’s blog is a guest post written by Lana Wong, Community Impact & Partnerships Director at Shout Mouse Press If children don’t read about people who look like them … they feel invisible. I feel this is an opportunity for them to see that they’re visible and their voice… Read More
Author Voices

Q and A with Gaia Cornwall, author of ‘Jabari Jumps’

Gaia Cornwall is an illustrator and children’s book author, best known for her book “Jabari Jumps.” We asked her about her creative process, what it’s like to read her book with children, and her tips on being brave. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. First Book: How… Read More
For Educators

First Book’s Spring Shopping Cart Challenge!

First Book community educators: you could win a First Book Marketplace credit! When qualifying educators shop the First Book Marketplace for their teaching essentials, they can reach more kids by stretching every dollar of their budget. The marketplace offers books, school supplies, basic needs items, computers and tablets, sports… Read More