Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Magic Tree House Collection
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by mbluma
1M ago
This year is the 30th anniversary of Mary Pope Osborne’s beloved Magic Tree House series. The incredibly popular series, published by Penguin Random House, has sold over 143 million books worldwide and includes over one hundred titles. Those titles include the Merlin Missions subseries for advanced readers and the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers, which are the non-fiction companion books to the... Source ..read more
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Inspire a Love for STEAM with First Book!
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by Joey Mathis
2M ago
Joey Mathis is a First Book Marketing and Communication intern. She is currently an undergrad student at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. This month and all year long, First Books invites everyone to celebrate STEAM! STEAM highlights the importance of Science, Technology and Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics in education and is a great way for students to build critical thinking as well... Source ..read more
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10 Scary (And Semi-Scary) Stories for Kids and Teens
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by First Book Staff
3M ago
Scary stories let readers explore their fears or indulge their cravings for high-stimulation content in a safe, controlled space – between the pages of a book. To help you get started, the wonderful team behind the curation of First Book’s Marketplace has selected 10 books that offer gentle seasonal content (Boo Stew), silly scares (try the new series 13th Street!), real-life horrors (Animal... Source ..read more
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Nonprofits Join Forces to Expedite Access to Diverse and Affordable Children’s Books
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by First Book Staff
3M ago
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Supports the Initiative with $1 Million Grant to First Book  WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2022) – Twenty-seven nonprofits and membership organizations from across the U.S. are joining forces to tackle a common challenge that has impeded children’s literacy for decades: the lack of high-quality, affordable children’s books by and about diverse races and cultures. Among its... Source ..read more
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Helpful Resources for Educators during Banned Books Week
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by First Book Staff
4M ago
As we go into Banned Books Week, the news about unprecedented efforts to unjustly ban books from schools and libraries has never felt more urgent. Here at First Book, we have an intentional commitment to providing diverse, honest, and affirming titles on the Marketplace. We know that, consistent with the research of Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop and many others, providing access to books that reflect a... Source ..read more
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First Book and Room to Read Come Together to Distribute 30,000 Books in Dari and Pashto to Refugee and Immigrant Afghan Children
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by First Book Staff
4M ago
The Collaboration Taps into Strengths of Each Organization to Answer this Critical Need September 8, 2022 (Washington D.C.) — First Book, the largest online network of educators serving children in need, and Room to Read, the global education organization creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality, today announced an innovative partnership to publish and distribute a total... Source ..read more
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Reading Opens the World Campaign Surpasses 500,000
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by Joey Mathis
5M ago
Joey Mathis is a First Book Marketing and Communication intern. She is currently an undergrad student at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. First Book has partnered with the American Federation of Teachers for more than a decade. Together we have worked to combat educational inequity by bringing books and educational resources to communities in need, specifically through engaging directly... Source ..read more
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Meet First Book’s 550,000th member: NYC educator Tamika
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by First Book Staff
5M ago
This summer, Tamika made First Book history by becoming the 550,000th educator to join the First Book Network. A teacher at a middle school in the New York public school system, Tamika attended a Reading Opens the World book give-away held in the Bronx by the United Federation of Teachers, an affiliate of the national American Federation of Teachers. There, she not only got hundreds of books for... Source ..read more
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First Book Wins Big on Celebrity Family Feud 
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by Haley Brown
5M ago
This guest post was written by Haley Brown, a First Book marketing and Communications Intern. She is currently an undergraduate student at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  We asked 100 educators where the best place to get books, supplies and free resources for the school year was and… Survey says the First Book Marketplace was the number one answer! On August 7th... Source ..read more
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Alternative Reading Formats for Educators 
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by Joey Mathis
5M ago
Joey Mathis is a First Book Marketing and Communication intern. She is currently an undergrad student at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The First Book Marketplace is home to a large selection of educational resources available at affordable prices to the members of our Network. We strive to address the equity gap by providing brand-new, high-quality items for children in low-income... Source ..read more
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