First Book Program child should experience the joy of their first book.  That’s why Ogilvy the Pig and Whistling Pig Publishing are proud to announce its sponsorship of First Book, a nonprofit organization providing brand new, free and low-cost books to programs serving children in need, particularly those living in Portland, Oregon.

A portion of proceeds from the sale of each book sold will be donated to First Book.  Or, please visit First Book to find out how you can get involved directly.


First Book transforms the lives of children in need and elevates the quality of education by making new, high quality books available on an ongoing basis.

First Book distributes 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 these new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.

Our Donation Program

Five cents from the sale of each new copy of “Ogilvy, the Pig Who Whistled” through our retail outlets will be donated to First Book and its mission of  creating access to quality books for young readers.  We hope you will join us!

Educators & Program Administrators:  How First Book Can Help

If you’re an educator or program administrator, and at least 70 percent of the children in your program come from low-income families.  First Book has programs in place to help. Visit these links for information on registering, community grants and  First Books’ Book Marketplace for low-cost books.

First Book of Portland, Oregon

As a Portland-based publisher, Whistling Pig Publishing is especially happy to support the First Book Portland, OR, chapter.  An Advisory Board was formed in 1998 to serve children from low-income families in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties. By providing a critical resource of books, First Book raises the quality of schools and community programs, elevates the educational playing field, and sparks a lifelong love of reading and learning.   To learn more about how you can get involved in the great work First Book is doing in the Portland Tri-County area, please send an email, visit their website or like them on Facebook.

Give.  Get Involved.  Help Less Fortunate Children Delight in Their First Book.