by Denise Gary Photographs © Denise Gary and Lori Cothrun Reading buddies! Kids Need to Read needs lots of “reading buddies” for kindergarten students participating in our national READ Together program! What is a reading buddy? It is a stuffed critter to which a child reads aloud, especially when they have no one else to […]

by Denise Gary Photograph © Denise Gary Immediately upon walking into the Quicken Loans office in Scottsdale, Arizona, one is struck by an overwhelming feeling of fun! The bright, multicolored walls slathered with encouraging slogans are only upstaged by the cheerfulness of the staff. Kids Need to Read was the fortunate recipient of the company’s […]

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 Denise Gary Photos © Bruce Matsunaga and Denise Gary Oh, the great times we always have at the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival book drive for Kids Need to Read! For five years, the festival has been holding the book-raiser benefiting KNTR during their highly popular Pirate Invasion Weekend. It is an enormous blessing to […]

By Denise Gary Photograph by Denise Gary If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. —Dalai Lama Kids Need to Read received a generous $2,500 grant from Sundt Foundation to be used toward the 2014–2015 Kids-N-Peace program! The funding has been used to provide books needed […]

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