Author Archives: First Book Staff

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Focus on First Book

How to Give Books to Kids in Need this Holiday

If you’re like us here at First Book, you feel there is no better holiday present for a child than a book. As the holiday season approaches, we want you to know about the many ways you can fill a bookshelf or provide a classroom with much-needed learning resources. Here’s… Read More
Our Bookshelf

Creative Ways to Use Plush Toys in the Classroom

Plush toys are more than just cute classroom decorations. They are a wonderful tool for creating a space where kids are excited and motivated to learn. First Book educators are using plush toys creatively in their classrooms to spark enthusiasm and excitement about reading and learning. Pete the cat rides… Read More
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Q&A with Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Author Partner, Tom Angleberger

What could be better than pizza and books? For us at First Book, not much! Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program will provide 10,000 books to classrooms for the 2019-2020 school year via First Book to encourage students to find joy in reading. We spoke with this year’s BOOK IT! author… Read More
Impact Stories

Imagine A School Without A Library

Ed. Note: Originally posted in April 2016, the significance of abundant, diverse school libraries still holds relevancy today. Libraries are the gatekeepers to cultural, social, and individual growth and must continue acting as an inviting, welcoming development hub for students and teachers. Today’s guest blog post is by bestselling… Read More
Focus on First Book, Uncategorized

First Book Interns Celebrate National Intern Day!

Today is National Intern Day (it might sound like a fake holiday, but if there can be a National Lumpy Rug Day, then certainly we can celebrate the growing professionals of America)!  If you’re an intern with First Book, there are so many reasons to celebrate. Get to know… Read More
Focus on First Book, Our Partners

How to Host Your Own Backpack Build: 10 Tips and Tricks

A “backpack build” is a great event to engage any group of volunteers who want to make a difference for children in need. At a backpack build, volunteers fill backpacks with books, school supplies, and other learning essentials. The bags are then delivered to kids who need them most! Hosting… Read More
First Book Research & Insights, For Educators

Educator Resource: The First Book Trauma Toolkit

We want all students to be happy, healthy, and prepared to reach their highest potential. These aspirations are most often possible when children have environments that provide safety, support, love, and nurturing. Unfortunately, this is far from reality for almost half of the children in the United States – about… Read More
First Book Community Highlight, Impact Stories

OMG Books Award Spotlight: EPIC Book Giveaways in Colorado

As part of First Book’s OMG Books Awards, we are happy to showcase how our books are being used in Pueblo, Colorado! Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC) Pueblo is a coalition of business leaders and organizations committed to providing families with… Read More