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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...


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...


Apr 26, 2011, 16:03 ET Demand Media Donates Nearly 13,000 New Books to First Book

'Write for a Cause' Campaign Provides Much-Needed Resources to Children in Need First Book, the award-winning nonprofit that has provided more...


Mar 28, 2011, 10:42 ET First Book Distributes 75,000 New Books to Teenagers in Five States

Project Made Possible by Walmart First Book was able to distribute over 75,000 brand-new books at no charge to schools and programs serving...


Mar 24, 2011, 10:39 ET First Book Brings 50,000 New Books to Detroit Kids

First Book distributed 50,000 brand-new books to schools and programs serving children in Detroit's lowest-income neighborhoods this...


Feb 07, 2011, 10:33 ET Kids With Disabilities Receive Books Thanks to First Book and Barclays

YAI's Gramercy School Celebrates Book Donation with Reading Party First Book and Barclays are continuing to bring brand-new books focused on...


Jan 06, 2011, 14:30 ET Demand Media Studios and First Book Bring Nearly 23,000 New Books to Kids in Need

First Book, the award-winning nonprofit that has provided more than 80 million books to children in need, partnered with Demand Media Studios and...


Dec 14, 2010, 16:11 ET First Book Celebrates 80 Million Books Distributed to Children in Need

80 Millionth Book Given to Local Nursery School at Gala Event in NYC Sponsored by Target First Book, the leading nonprofit dedicated to...


Dec 09, 2009, 17:02 ET Pennsylvania Political Leaders To Help Bring the Magic and Power of a Child's First Book to Thousands of Children

The Second Annual Book Bash to benefit thousands of children in need will be held Friday night, December 11, during the annual Pennsylvania...