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Behind the Scenes at First Book Canada: Hany

Posted in: Archive

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

Sharing A Love For Books: A Conversation with Carey Sookochef

Posted in: Author Voices

Carey Sookocheff is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series and What Happens Next, and the author/illustrator of Solutions for Cold Feet and Other Little Problems and Wet. Her illustrations have also appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two kids, and their dog Rosie. We are... Read more

Building a Connected Community

Posted in: Impact Stories

Below is a letter from Graham Hughes, Executive Director of Literacy Alberni in Port Alberni, B.C. “I’ve lived in Port Alberni for most of my life and seen the changes cutbacks to education have had on classroom resources, opportunities for children, and now as a professional, the impacts these cutbacks have... Read more

905 Reading Challenge

First Book Canada and Raptors 905 Celebrate the Conclusion of the 2019 Raptors 905 Reading Challenge

— La version française suit du texte anglais — Reading Day Celebration event recognizes the achievements of students from Peel and Dufferin schools  MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (March 28, 2019) – On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, over 400 students from the Peel District School Board and Dufferin Catholic School Board gathered at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre... Read more