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Jul 19, 2012, 10:35 ET The Hat That Gives Back: How You Can Help KPMG and Phil Mickelson Get New Books for Kids in Need

Every Purchase of Phil's Blue Hat Provides Three New Books for Kids in Need, Thanks to First Book and KPMG This summer, you can do good and...


Apr 06, 2012, 08:07 ET Cricket and Other Magazines Now Available to Teachers Serving Kids in Need

ePals Brings Award-Winning Magazines to First Book  First Book, the nonprofit that provides books to kids in need, will now be offering...


Mar 19, 2012, 10:03 ET First Book Earns Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

First Book, the nonprofit that provides new books to kids in need across the country, has been awarded a four-star rating from Charity...


Mar 14, 2012, 11:25 ET TESOL and First Book Team Up to Provide New Books to Philadelphia Kids

   First Book, the national nonprofit that provides new books to kids in need, is joining forces with TESOL International Association...


Mar 06, 2012, 08:03 ET Coach Frank Beamer and First Book Join Forces to Bring New Books to Virginia Kids

Foundation to Fund 32,000 New Books for Kids in Need  On Friday, Herma's Readers, the Virginia literacy foundation founded by legendary...


Feb 21, 2012, 09:10 ET 100 Million Books to Kids in Need

First Book Celebrates 20 Years of Creating Success Stories by Bringing More Books to More Kids  First Book, a nonprofit that...


Feb 02, 2012, 12:03 ET Mo Willems and First Book Join Forces to Bring New Books to New Orleans Kids

Mo Willems, author and illustrator of the award-winning Elephant & Piggie books, is teaming up with First Book, the national nonprofit that...


Feb 01, 2012, 11:42 ET Credit Suisse Hails First Book's Innovative Work in New Report Released at Davos

    In a new report released at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, Credit Suisse highlighted First Book's...


Dec 01, 2011, 09:30 ET First Book Launches Major Upgrade to Get More New Books to Kids in Need

Updated 'Marketplace' Website Launches Today; Nonprofits and Title I Schools Will Have Better Access to New Books Today, First Book, a...


Nov 17, 2011, 05:07 ET Holiday Giving Alternatives: Provide New Books to Kids in Need

   For anyone who wants to brighten the lives of others this holiday season, you can give the gift of reading to kids from...


Sep 16, 2011, 09:05 ET Every Sale of New philosophy Product to Provide New Books for Kids in Need

A new product, custom-designed by philosophy, is hitting shelves this week: sweet dreams shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath. 100% of...


Aug 23, 2011, 09:15 ET First Book Provides 300,000 Books to West Virginia Kids

First Book has provided 294,228 brand-new books to children in need across West Virginia, and plans to distribute 14,000 more by the end of the...


Jul 07, 2011, 14:45 ET Wanted: The World's Next Great Children's Author

Deadline Approaching for the Cheerios New Author Contest Do you have a great idea for a children's story that you'd like to share with millions...


Jul 07, 2011, 12:02 ET First Book Congratulates Pi Beta Phi on 100 Years of Helping Kids Become Readers

First Book Donates 100,000 New Books to Children in Need in Honor of Milestone Tens of thousands of brand-new books are on their way to children...


Jun 22, 2011, 13:53 ET On the National Mall: 150,000 Books for Kids in Need

Volunteers Assemble 50,000 Backpacks for Summer Reading Yesterday, the first day of summer, hundreds of volunteers descended on the National Mall...


Jun 14, 2011, 14:05 ET Publishing Executive and Literacy Advocate Will Lead First Book Canada

Canadian publishing veteran and literacy advocate Tom Best has been appointed the new executive director of First Book Canada. Best will lead the...


May 23, 2011, 15:36 ET "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Donates 25,000 New Books to Kids in Need to Celebrate the Show's Final Broadcasts

Books to be Distributed to Programs Serving Children in Need by First Book For 25 years, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" has inspired millions of...


May 13, 2011, 15:09 ET Lehigh Valley Students from Low-Income Schools Receive New Books for Children's Book Week

Books Distributed at Event in Bethlehem Last Wednesday, every student at Vitalistic Therapeutic Charter School (VTCS) in Bethlehem, Pa., received...


May 09, 2011, 12:02 ET D.C. Kids Get New Books from First Book

Most public high school libraries have eleven books per student, but the library at Ballou High School has less than a tenth of that. The library...


May 02, 2011, 16:15 ET First Book Wins Target's 'Best of the Bullseye' Award

First Book has been honored with the annual 'Best of the Bullseye' Award from Target in recognition of the successful collaboration between the...