Leader of the Quarter

Steven Snyder is Read To Lead’s Leader of the Quarter. Steven is one of the world’s foremost experts on Accelerated Learning and Personal Development. Much to his first grade school teacher’s surprise, Steven exclaimed that he had already read 1,400 books … Continue reading

January’s leader of the Month: Jack Black

We’ve chosen Jack Black as this month’s leader of the month. We’d like to thank Jack for supporting literacy organizations such as Milk + Bookies. Jack took time out of his busy schedule to be a part of their annual … Continue reading

August’s Leader of the Month: Bill Martin Jr. (Author)

Bill Martin Jr. truly was “America’s favorite children’s author.” He wrote for almost 60 years (Yes, his first book, The Little Squeegy Bug–The Story of the Firefly, was published in 1945). He was the author of the classic text Brown … Continue reading

July’s Leader of the Month: Maurice Sendak

Best known for his children’s books, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE and IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN, Maurice Sendak has spent the past fifty years bringing to life a world of fantasy and imagination. His unique vision is loved around the … Continue reading

June’s Leader Of The Month: Lewis and Clark

Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Virginia on April 13,1743. He graduated from the College of William and Mary. He served in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769-1775. He held the position of the governor of Virginia from 1779-1781. … Continue reading

May’s Leader of the Month: A. A. Milne & Winnie The Pooh

Alan Alexander Milne was born on the 18th of January 1882 in Hampstead, London. Milne’s first literary efforts were published in the humorous magazine Punch, where, in 1906 Milne started to work as Assistant Editor. In 1913 Milne married Dorothy … Continue reading

April’s Leader of the Month: Mark Twain

On Nov. 30, 1835, the small town of Florida, Mo. witnessed the birth of its most famous son. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was welcomed into the world as the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens. Little did John … Continue reading

March’s Leader of the Month: Walt Disney

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago Illinois, to his father Elias Disney, and mother Flora Call Disney. Walt was one of five children, four boys and a girl. Walt had very early interests in art, he … Continue reading

February’s Leader of the Month: Curious George

Curious George is our Leader of the Month! In their nearly 40-year-long professional collaboration, the husband-and-wife team of Margret and H. A. Rey created one of the most memorable figures in 20th-century children’s literature: Curious George, the little monkey with … Continue reading

January’s Leader of the Month: Don Freeman

Don is known by many people as the author of CORDUROY and other children’s books.Don published over 20 books for children in his lifetime, most of these printed by The Viking Press (now a division of Penguin USA). Over the … Continue reading