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Book Magic: A Conversation with Teresa Toten

Posted in: Author Voices

Teresa has been a children’s author for over twenty years. She has been the recipient of many awards, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for her young adult novel The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B, and she has been involved in literacy issues for almost as long as her writing... Read more

A growing love for literacy

Posted in: Impact Stories

“First Book Canada gives us the opportunity to make a measurable impact in the community that’s immediate.” – Graham Hughes, Literacy Alberni Graham Hughes is the Executive Director at Literacy Alberni, a non-profit literacy provider that is working to address the low literacy levels of people in Port Alberni and surrounding communities.... Read more

Books for bilingualism

“Thank you tremendously for the books! The buzz in the air around in our schools from students and teachers is unreal; I will never forget the faces of the teachers when I arrived with boxes of books for their students.” – Jayme McClintock, 2017 Jayme McClintock is a Community Learning... Read more

Preventing “Summer Slide” With Canadian Youth

Posted in: Press Releases

First Book Canada, HarperCollins Canada and CompuCom partner to get eBooks into hands of young Canadians TORONTO, Ontario (June 21, 2018) – In May, First Book Canada, HarperCollins Canada and CompuCom® partnered to provide access to quality books for youth in need. Thanks to HarperCollins Canada’s donation of $150,000 worth... Read more