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Behind the Scenes at First Book Canada: Hany

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Hany Mehari is the Finance/IT Coordinator at First Book Canada. He took a few minutes from balancing the books to discuss what he does and why he likes working at First Book Canada.   What does your day to day look like?  My day to day is fixated on performing accounting duties so I can... Read more

Is Your Family Up for the Challenge?

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Parents and caretakers play a critical role in kids becoming readers. By enjoying stories together, parents can help children learn to love reading right in their own homes! First Book is always eager to share opportunities that encourage families to read together. And through February 19, 2016, we’ve teamed up... Read more

Win 100,000 books for kids in your state

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What can 100,000 stories do for children in need in your state? Disney has donated a record 50 million books to First Book. To celebrate, Disney, ABC and First Book are giving you a chance to bring thousands of books to kids in need by voting for the state of... Read more

Our Favorite Books of 2015

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Each month, we share our book enthusiast’s five favorite books. We’ve thought long and hard about the best of the best and are excited to announce our favorite books of 2015! In this month’s selection you’ll find just five of the more than 80 titles selected as our outstanding favorites.... Read more

First Book Honored with Literacy Award by Library of Congress

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This week, First Book was honored with the David M. Rubenstein Prize for 2015, one of three literacy awards presented by the Library of Congress annually. The Rubenstein Prize is awarded to an organization that has made “outstanding and measurable contributions in increasing literacy levels and has demonstrated exceptional and... Read more

How Educators Use Books from First Book

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  Educators and program leaders have many uses for the books they receive from First Book – filling library shelves, inspiring excitement in reluctant readers and engaging parents in their child’s learning. They even give children books of their own to keep. 74% of educators and program leaders say the... Read more

Back to Basics

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For 23 years, we’ve been committed to promoting educational equality for kids in need. We’ve seen the tremendous impact books have on children’s lives. But many children need far more than books to learn and succeed. An overwhelming number of low-income families struggle meet the basic needs of their children,... Read more

Educators say this about First Book…

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A new school year is upon us. And as always, it’s critical that teachers and program leaders have the right tools, so that they can succeed. According to a recent First Book survey, the books they get from First Book make a big difference – to them, and to the... Read more

It's Time to Play (And Win!)

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Games and activities are a fun, hands-on way for kids to learn through play. They help kids tackle complex subjects like STEM, foster problem solving skills and build imagination. We’ve picked some of our favorite games and activities to get kids of all ages interacting and learning in the coming... Read more