You Were the First Book
You Were the First Book
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You Were the First

Written by Patricia MacLachlan and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


Publisher's Summary

You will always be the first... A touching tribute to baby's early milestones -- those unforgettable moments that will always be cherished. From first smiles to first cuddles and even to that first kiss, here's a loving ode to every child's -- and parent's -- momentous "firsts."

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  • Age Range: 0-3
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: September 24, 2013
  • ISBN: 0316185337
  • ISBN 13: 9780316185332
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Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan is a versatile and prolific author whose titles range from picture books to novels, including the Newbery Medal–winning Sarah, Plain and Tall. Barkus was inspired by the imagined adventures of her neighbor’s dog. She lives in Massachusetts

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Patricia MacLachlan

Stephanie Graegin

Stephanie Graegin is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including Super Manny Stands Up! by Kelly DiPucchio, Water in the Park by Emily Jenkins; Happy Birthday, Bunny! by Liz Garton Scanlon; and Peace Is an Offering by Annette Le Box. She earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute, and she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit her at

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