Written by Denise Gary Some people are natural-born performers.  They don’t need a script; they don’t need encouragement.  All they need is an audience.  Author/illustrator Steven Riley is just such a person.  He has a magical talent for entertaining kids, but his “entertainment” doubles as comedic teaching.  All children know is they are having fun.  […]

Written by Denise Gary The Kids Need to Read Geek Prom Committee has been loitering at the Bookmans Café, plotting to bring you the most Geek-errific prom you never had! I mean, what else do we have to do but spend our evenings drinking smoothies and scheming Geek? Come on and Geek out Saturday night […]

Written by Denise Gary Homicide, mystery, and a clever author!  No, I am not talking about KNTR co-founder Nathan Fillion’s TV show Castle.  I am speaking of great books and great support for Kids Need to Read!  Barnes & Noble – Oceanside is putting on another bookfair for KNTR, thanks to the generosity of New […]

Had enough of being Earthbound?  Have you ever wanted your own planet and have the power to craft seas, shape land, and give it a really, really goofy name?? Well, now you can do that while helping to promote childhood literacy. Kids Need to Read and Ben Mund (writer and illustrator of the Serenity Atlas of the Verse: […]

Written by Denise Gary A couple of years ago, I was in a frame shop having one of Marisa Grieco Haarsma’s OIO Philosophy cards framed.  This particular card expresses a beautiful message about not reacting to the negative energy of others.  When I returned to pick up the framed card, the shop owner commented that […]

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