Author Archives: Tracy Bartley

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Impact Stories

Tata Companies Share Their Love of Reading

On October 9th at North Kipling Junior Middle School in Etobicoke, Ontario, bestselling children’s author and illustrator, Nicholas Oldland read and signed copies of his book ‘Up The Creek’. More than 40 Tata employee volunteers from Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Communications and Tata Global Beverages (Tetley Tea)… Read More
Impact Stories

Harley Riders Raise Money for Books to Kids

Who knew Harley riders and Harriet the Spy could go together? On August 10 the second annual Children’s Literacy Motorcycle Run was held, sponsored by Chuck’s Harley Davidson, Coldwell Banker, and the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club, among others.  With the campaign slogan “Live to ride… Ride so children can read,” the… Read More
Our Bookshelf

11 Books for Back To School 4-8 yrs

Elephant and Piggie: I Broke My Trunk – Mo Willems Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I Broke My Trunk! Gerald tells Piggie the… Read More
Focus on First Book, For Educators, Our Partners

Mary Pope Osborne supports First Book through Classroom Adventures

Mary Pope Osborne, longtime friend and partner of First Book, is offering her readers the opportunity to apply directly for free collections of her beloved titles through her very own Classroom Adventures Program. These books are provided for by grants which Ms. Osborne awards through her Gift of… Read More
For Educators, Impact Stories

My Brown is Beautiful, See it Please (Guest Post)

Many thanks to Jasmine Villaverde-Mickens, Literacy Program Manager in Education, for this post. First graders at CentroNía’s DC Bilingual Public Charter School made self-portraits — with strokes of a brush, they were tasked to find their skin tone by mixing various colors of paint. “Look… Read More