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Reading and Literacy Holidays:


National Reading Day - January 23

I Love to Read Month - February

International Book Giving Day - February 14 bookgivingday.com

Read Aloud Day - first Wednesday in March

World Book Day - March 7

Dr. Suess Birthday - March 2

Read Across America - March 2

D.E.A.R. Drop Everything and Read - April 12

April 14 to 20 is Library Week Library Week

World Book Night - April 23

Children's Book Week - Second week in May www.bookweekonline.com

National Book Lovers Day - August 9

International Literacy Day - September 9 sponsored by International Reading Association ReadWriteThink

National Punctuation Day September 24

Read for the Record - September 27 to October 4

National R.E.A.D. Day - November 14

November is Picture Book Month picturebookmonth.com



R.E.A.D. Articles for 2018


Erma The ‘READing’ Dog Is All Ears to Help Children at The Thompson Free Library  in Piscataquis Observer on
July 13, 2018 Click Here


Benefit of Reading to Therapy Dogs on KRON news May 1, 2018  Click Here


People Need Pets: How Dogs Can Help Children Read in The Hippocratic Post  on April 28, 2018  Click Here


The Dog Next Door: Dustee Prepares to Ease Up on Therapy Work in Corvallis Gazette-Times on April 10, 2018

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Windsor Elementary Students Learn Alongside Canine Teachers on WICZ-TV on March 19, 2018  Click Here


Local Student Promotes Learning Program By Reading To Therapy Dog on KRQE news on February 16, 2018

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Why Schools are Going to the Dogs in Education Update February 2018  Click Here



R.E.A.D. Articles for 2017


Reading Dog Receives Literacy Award in Post Bulletin on December 8, 2017

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Dogs Read with Students at Trailside Elementary School in Park Record on December 7, 2017 Click Here


Children Gain Confidence by Reading to Dogs in South Regional Library program in Houston Chronicle on
November 30, 2017  Click Here


Sit, Stay, Read: Dogs Help Minnesota Kids Take a Bite Out of Learning in Star Tribune on November 15, 2017 Click Here


Therapy Animals Provide Comfort to Those They Visit in Eden Prairie News on October 5, 2017  Click Here


Children Can Improve Reading Skills by Reading to Therapy Dogs in the Newnan Times Herald on September 27, 2017

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Therapy Dog's Regular Visits Help Springville Kids with Reading in Daily Herald on September 3, 2017 Click Here


Reading Dog Teams in Action in Arizona Reading Journal Volume XLII, No. 1, Fall 2017


Learning to Read with Man’s Best Friend in The Corvallis Advocate on August 23, 2017 Click Here


Dogs lap up Olathe Library Program in The Kansas City Star on August 14, 2017 Click Here


Read Therapy Dogs Help Kids Gain Confidence in School WCTV.com on July 27, 2017 Click Here


Therapy Dogs Help Children’s Reading Skills in The Bark on July 7, 2017 Click Here


Reading to Therapy Dogs Improves Literacy Attitudes in Second-Grade Students in Tufts Now Newsletter on
May 31, 2017 Click Here


Scientists Want Kids to Read to Dogs, Not Humans on Inverse on May 31, 2017 Click Here


How Dogs Could Make Children Better Readers in The Independent on March 27, 2017 Click Here


Dog Helps South Windsor Students Improve Their Reading Skills on WTIC news on February 3, 2017 Click Here


Therapy Dogs Help Children Deal With The Trials of Learning to Read in Houston Chronicle On January 22, 2017

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Dogs Are a Kid’s Best Friend on Lamar University website on January 19, 2017 Click Here



R.E.A.D. Articles for 2016:


Dogs Help Kids Read in New Rockland Program in The Journal News on December 16, 2016 Click Here


Therapy Dogs Help Young Readers at the Summit County Library in Park Record on September 2, 2016 Click Here


Canine Reading Buddies Help Students With Literacy in Voice of America on May 28, 2016  Click Here


Therapy Dogs Help New York Immigrant Kids Clear Reading Hurdles, in Channel NewsAsia on May 17, 2016 Click Here


Student’s Best Friend: Therapy Dogs Calm Exam Jiters at TCC, UTA, in Star Telegram on May 11, 2016 Click Here


Making The Grade: Reading Dogs, on NECN on May 10, 2016 Click Here


B-A-R-K Reading Therapy Dog Joins St. Joseph in Salem, in Eagle Tribune on April 18, 2016 Click Here


Gus the R.E.A.D. Dog Improves Student’s Literacy Skills, in Fox San Antonio on April 10, 2016 Click Here


When Reading Goes to the Dogs, The Boston Globe on March 15, 2016

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Therapy Dogs Unleash Young Readers, The Town Courier Gaithersburg on March 3, 2016

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Community Spotlight: Dogs who Read, in Las Cruces Sun News on February 28, 2016 Click Here


Therapy Dogs Offer Unique Incentive for Struggling Readers at Memphis School, in Chalkbeat Tennessee on February 24, 2016 Click Here


R.E.A.D. Dog Helps Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day, in Hartford Courant on February 11, 2016

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Students Raise Funds to Support Local Therapy Dogs, in West Hartford Patch on February 10, 2016

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Richfield Students Read, Dogs Listen, in MN Sun on January 29, 2016

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Pups Help Kids Have A Doggone Good Time at the Library, in Daily Inter Lake on January 24, 2016

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Current R.E.A.D. Articles en Español


El Perro Que Despertó el Amor por la Lectura de Cientos de Niños en El País el 27 febrero 2018  Click Here [Spain]


A “Otto” Le Gustan Todos Los Cuentos en el Sitio web de Sur el 9 agosto 2018 Click Here [Spain]


Ro-Ro, Bea y Otros Perros Que Ayudan a Leer y Socializar a Niños De 50 Colegios Españoles

en El Confidencial el 6 febrero 2018 Click Here [Spain]


La Lectura Como Cave Para Mejorar La Vda De Niños y Perros en The Objective el 25 Abril 2018  Click Here [Spain]


Niños y Perros, Leer En Buena Compañía en Biblogtecarios el 13 Febrero 2017  Click Here [Spain]







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