"What Book Got You Hooked?" invites readers everywhere to celebrate unforgettable books from childhood and help provide new books to the children who need them most. First Book asks visitors to share the memory of the books that made them readers and then vote for the state to receive 50,000 new books from First Book, helping to get more kids hooked on reading.
Past winners include Oklahoma in 2007 and Kentucky in 2008, with each state receiving 50,000 new books for children in need.
Join us this year in sharing the joy of great books with kids who need them most.
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When my mother tried to read books out loud to me, I would close the book and say, "No. Teach me." Thus, I learned how to read at read at an exceptionally young age - and The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood was one of the first books I remember reading over and over. It was hilarious! You, as the reader, became the narrator, and you were talking right to the little mouse - and, thanks to the cute illustrations, he was looking right at you!
So - what book got you hooked?