“I Remember Meeting John Lewis Like It Was This Morning.”
Posted In:UncategorizedJuly 20, 2020
This blog post was written by guest blogger, Kyle Zimmer, president, CEO, and co-founder of First Book. Dear First Book Community:Over the course of my life, I have been fortunate enough to meet talented, famous people from time to time. Best-selling authors, musicians, and, as… Read More
What’s a “Shelfie”? The Most Unselfish of Selfies!
Posted In:UncategorizedJanuary 17, 2020
Last week we launched our annual Magic of Storytelling campaign with Disney. This year, we’re celebrating Disney’s 75 millionth book donation to First Book! Through March 31, 2020, everyone can get in on the fun of sharing the magic of storytelling with the educators & kids… Read More
The Gift of Reading
Posted In:UncategorizedDecember 24, 2019
Every year during the holidays, First Book donors give gifts in honor of, or in memory of, a special reader in their life. We are lucky enough to be a part of that special holiday gift. To spread the holiday joy, we are sharing a few of the holiday messages… Read More
All I Ever Wanted… Stories of Children of the Incarcerated
Posted In:UncategorizedSeptember 19, 2019
"All I Ever Wanted…" is a very special book, written by nine young people with parents in prison and one older woman looking back, with the goal of helping others to know how it feels to go through the rites of passage of childhood and adolescence without a father or mother, and how it feels to suddenly find out the truth. Read More
Q&A with Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Author Partner, Tom Angleberger
Posted In:UncategorizedSeptember 17, 2019
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
Get Ready for PETE WEEK! WIN a package of Pete-tastic Prizes!
Posted In:UncategorizedSeptember 8, 2019
In honor of the release of the newest Pete the Cat book, Pete the Cat & the Perfect Pizza Party, we’ve brought together our partners to create a fun & delicious prize package to give away every day next week – or as we like to call it – PETE WEEK!… Read More
First Book Interns Celebrate National Intern Day!
Posted In:Focus on First Book, UncategorizedJuly 25, 2019
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
The Dog Days of Summer (Reading)
Posted In:UncategorizedJuly 22, 2019
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