First Book Story

About First Book

First Book provides access to new books for children in need.

To date, First Book has distributed more than 120 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.

We are proud of our past success and even more excited about the future. First Book is uniquely positioned to become a leader in providing digital resources so that children in need don’t miss out.

No matter how formats and technologies change, children from low-income families will still need access to rich and varied content. First Book is helping guide the publishing industry as it evolves so that all children can benefit from new technologies and flourish as readers.

Our Impact

First Book works through existing community programs, literacy efforts and schools to provide an ongoing supply of wonderful new books and reading materials – at low or no cost.
First Book's Impact

Media Center

Visit our Media Center to see the latest First Book news, honors and awards, and multimedia content.
The First Book Media Center

Innovation in Publishing

Price is the #1 barrier to book ownership. Our innovative model knocks down that wall.
Innovation in Publishing