Author Archives: First Book Staff

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Press Room

AU’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center Partners with Pizza Hut, First Book to Host Virtual Event for Educators, “Empowering Educators: A Convening on Racial Equity in Education”

Award-winning YA author Jason Reynolds to join August 19 panel discussion (WASHINGTON, D.C.) July 29, 2020 – As more schools plan to incorporate antiracist teaching and cultural responsiveness in their classrooms, American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center is partnering with Pizza Hut and First… Read More
Focus on First Book, For Educators

Get Free Books with the First Book National Book Bank

Have you heard about First Book’s National Book Bank? It’s the part of our Marketplace — where all the books are FREE! You just pay shipping and handling!  What is the National Book Bank?  First Book members can access brand new books by the carton… Read More
Author Voices

Celebrating Friendiversary with Mo Willems

Friendiversary is all about appreciating your friends, old and new, and remembering the good times you’ve had together. For First Book, one of our oldest and best author friends is Mo Willems, award-winning creator of the Elephant and Piggie children’s book series. Like any old… Read More
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

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
For Educators

First Book Resource: Diversity & Inclusion Cultural Calendar

Kids learn better when they feel safe and supported. At First Book, our focus is on making all kids feel welcome wherever they are. That’s one reason why we created The 2022 – 2023 School Year Calendar Celebrating Culture, Diversity & Inclusion. This free tool was… 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