The Kids Need to Read 2016 wall calendar is presented by Life Alert Emergency Response As we get ready to introduce the Kids Need to Read 2016 wall calendar at Tucson Comic-Con and Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest, we proudly present the cover art for your enjoyment. The new calendar is immediately available for donations in […]

Photographs courtesy of Liz Wheeler and Lori Thomas The Little Flame art by Steven Riley Kids Need to Read welcomes opportunities to speak on current concerns relating to childhood literacy and our passionate approach to resolving these issues. Whether it is a presentation for a community service organization or a reading of The Little Flame […]

By Denise Gary Calendar Image © Jackie Morris For the sixth year in a row, Life Alert Emergency Response is sponsoring the annual Kids Need to Read wall calendar. The company has kindly contributed $2,500 to print the upcoming 2016 calendar, which will be introduced at the beginning of November during Tucson Comic Con (November […]

Interview by Drew Adams Photographs by Bruce Matsunaga and Robert Gary One of the not-so-secret ingredients to the success of Kids Need to Read and the work we do is our highly valued team of volunteers. In an effort to show our appreciation and reflect upon their importance, we have interviewed some of the people […]

by Lori Cothrun Photographs by Denise Gary and Lori Cothrun Kids Need to Read is honored to be a partner of Mesa Arts Center’s “Literacy through the Arts” program for the third year. Mesa Arts Center provides a professional teaching artist for the kindergarten through third grade classes at Lowell Elementary School. Each grade level […]