By Drew Adams Photos © Denise Gary Author and illustrator Steven Riley is no stranger to Kids Need to Read. A frequent collaborator and Phoenix Comicon fixture, as well as the illustrator of KNTR’s The Little Flame, Steven recently came to the Phoenix area to present alongside KNTR and the Arizona Coyotes for various schools […]

by Andrew Adams Photographs courtesy Eric Pierpoint Late last year, actor and author Eric Pierpoint teamed up with Kids Need to Read (KNTR) to create The Eric Pierpoint Book Express, an ongoing fundraiser that’s bringing new books to underserved kids throughout the country. Eric was gracious enough to take some time from his busy schedule […]

Kids Need to Read is the privileged beneficiary of the annual Holiday Book Drives at two Barnes & Noble Booksellers locations: Desert Ridge Marketplace and Chandler Fashion Mall. The Holiday Book Drives are the bookseller’s annual program where customers can purchase books to donate to each store’s chosen cause. The Desert Ridge Marketplace location is […]

By Rachael Berkey It has been popping up everywhere around the internet. Well-known authors are tweeting about it. Publishing executives are blogging about it. And everyone in between has been retweeting, commenting on blogs and sharing posts across social media because the idea is actually that cool. The event I am talking about is World […]

I once read a message from a teacher claiming that kids need to be blessed with three points in order to learn to read well: a good teacher, support from home, and the “fire from within.” This teacher complained that educators could not be responsible for the latter two points, and therefore, should not be […]

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