Author Archives: Nisha T.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Ice-Treat Truck Bookstore Tour!

In celebration of the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, is donating 26,000 new books to First Book! The children’s book series has introduced many children to the joy of reading and with this donation, First Book hopes to touch… Read More
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Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

First Book staff got in touch with their magical side yesterday making treats in celebration of Harry Potter’s birthday. Here’s a taste of some of the treats we made! Cockroach Clusters Melt chocolate in a bowl and stir in halved pretzel sticks to create these crunchy cockroaches. Read More
For Educators

Could Lazy Summer Days Be a Thing of the Past?

Photo by Saverio Truglia for TIME During the lazy, hazy days of summer, between the pool, video games and everything in the middle, children risk losing a significant portion of what they learned during the previous school year.  While some children have access to resources to curb their summer reading loss, many, unfortunately do not.  Without activities to keep these children’s minds sharp, they risk falling behind in school and beyond. In Time Magazine’s “The Case Against Summer Vacation,” author David Von Drehle argues that students should have access to a school’s resources all year long so that children who cannot attend summer camps or educational field trips retain their knowledge. If the school year were extended over the Read More
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Blog Log: June 19, 2010

Together Time 4 Families seeks to reinforce the importance of books and reading in the home. Activities shared on this blog are a great resource for parents looking to involve the entire family in literacy fun. First Book’s Post Pick: Early Literacy Summer… Read More