Author Archives: Gavin McGuire

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Impact Stories, Inside First Book Canada

#ReadUP: A Non-Partisan Call-to-Action for Education and Literacy

First Book and Pearson, the world’s learning company, are encouraging America to #ReadUP as part of their campaign dedicated to raising the importance of literacy in the week leading up to Election Day. The campaign will unlock funds for new books to children in need and promote informed decision-making… Read More
For Educators

First Book Concierge Services: A Helping Hand For Large Orders

We know how hard our members work for the kids they serve, their schools or programs, and their communities. The First Book Network strives every day to put high-quality, diverse books into the hands of kids in need — books that might encourage a reluctant reader, reveal distant worlds, or… Read More
For Educators

Best Spooky Stories for October

First Book’s book experts picked their favorite spooky stories that will frighten and delight young readers. Don’t be afraid to pick up any of our recommended titles! Pre-K –K (Ages 3-6) Ghosts in the House! written and illustrated by Kazuno Kohara At the edge of… Read More
Impact Stories

All Roads Lead to Learning with Pathway to K

With a waiting list of more than 400 students, Vanessa Osbourne knew she needed to offer another option for the kids who weren’t going to be able to participate in the pre-kindergarten program. Daniel Dominguez-Carmona shows the actions of a dragonfly to WSFCS Ready Schools Coordinator Eva Phillips in… Read More
For Educators

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

September is National Attendance Awareness Month, a time when schools and programs across the country emphasize the connection between satisfactory school attendance and academic achievement. Researchers and social scientists are always trying to figure out the secret to academic success for students. Public schools or charter schools? Is standardized… Read More
Press Releases

Wipro, First Book Bring 6,000 New Books to Local Elementary Schools in Support of City-wide Initiative to Create Brand New Libraries in K-5 Classrooms Serving Kids in Need

Wipro invests in literacy with gift that includes bilingual Spanish/English books SAN FRANCISCO, September 27, 2016 – Two San Francisco elementary schools will celebrate the arrival of 6,000 brand new books next week, including bilingual titles, as part of a donation from Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685,… Read More