Reading is Leading

Reading is Leading is a three-month celebration of the power of books and the importance of literacy.

Kicking off with Dr. Seuss’s birthday party on March 4th, our students across  TK-8th grade will participate in a read-a-thon through May 17th. Businesses and individuals are encouraged to join the celebration, and help reach our goals to have stocked libraries for all Para Los Niños classrooms!

Join the fun:

Become a Sponsor!
 Sponsor levels and benefits are available here.

Donate Books!
Suggested book list below.

Host a Book Drive!
Contact for materials to start a drive today!

Donate Online!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! @paralosninosorg

For more information on how to get involved, please contact Celeste Anlauf at or call 213-481-3506.

Title Author Grade
The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister K
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak K
The Fox in the Library (hardcover only) Lorenz Pauli K
I Went Walking Sue Williams K
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault K
It Came in the Mail Ben Clanton 1
Benji, the Bad Day, and Me Sally J. Pla 1
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Robert Southey 1
Pete the Cat Collection James Dean 1
Flat Stanley Collection Jeff Brown 1
Giraffe Problems Jory John 2
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Jeff Kinney 2
Amelia Bedelia Makes a Friend Herman Parish 2
Last Stop on Market Street Matt De La Pena 2
Quiet Please Owen McPhee 2
Charlotte’s Web E.B. White 3
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl 3
Matilda Roald Dahl 3
Freckle Juice Judy Blume 3
The Boxcar Children Gertrude Chandler Warner 3
Wonder RJ Palacios 4
Arthur Writes a Story Marc Brown 4
The Tree of Goodness (hardcover) Andrew Newman 4
Where Children Sleet James Mollison 4
The Sound of Silence Katrina Goldsaito 4
The Old Road Alexandra Diaz 5
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis 5
The One and Only Ivan (hardcover) Katherine Applegate 5
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo 5
The Tale of Desperaux Kate DiCamillo 5
The Chronicles of Narnia C.S. Lewis 6
Harry Potter J.R Rowling 6
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Rick Riordan 6
Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Skicket 6
The Werewolf Club Series David Pinkwater 6
Secrets of Droon Tony Abbott 7
Goosebumps Series R.L Stine 7
Soldier’s Heart Gary Paulsen 7
Divergent Trilogy Veronica Ruth 7
Spiderwick Chronicles Black and DiTerlizzi 7
Out of the Dust Karen Hesse 8
Dripping Fang Series Dan Greenberg 8
The Traitors Gate Avi 8
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer 8
The Dark is Rising Susan Cooper 8

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