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July 28, 2005    

Hello Friends of Reading to Kids!

I hope that you are all getting ready for the August 13th Reading Clubs!  This month's "Feelings and Emotions" theme has already attracted a number of volunteers -- make sure you reserve your spot as a Reader by clicking here.

August 11th Comedy Night and Silent Auction at the Improv

There are a limited number of tickets available for this great event, so be sure to purchase yours NOW by clicking here

We have a great line up of comedians, featuring our own Ali Oktay, as well as a festive Silent Auction.  The evening will be filled with laughter, as well as opportunities to bid on some great items -- all to help support Reading to Kids.  Silent Auction items include a gift basket and haircut from Fred Segal Spa, a giant goodie basket from Trader Joe's, a four-pack of tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood . . . and the list continues to grow!

Date:        Thursday, August 11, 2005
Time:        6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Social hour
                 and Silent Auction
                  8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Comedy Show
                  (to view the comic line up click here)
Place:        Hollywood Improv  (View website)
                  8162 Melrose Avenue
                  Los Angeles, CA 90046
                  (323) 651-2583
Tickets:      $25 each plus two-drink minimum in
                  *** Guests must be 21 and over. ***

There are a limited number of tickets available so reserve your seat today! CLICK HERE

Movie Night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

It is going to be a scary weekend both above and below the stars! R2K fans are converging upon the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for a screening of the movie Carrie on Saturday, July 30th, click here for additional details.

Take a look at our August books!

Our Curriculum Committee has been hard at work coming up with great craft and discussion ideas for our readers in August.  For a complete listing of this month's titles, craft ideas and discussion topics, please click here.

Volunteers are sure to love our First Grade selection, Big Al, by Andrew Clements.  Poor Big Al! He just wants to make friends.  This beautifully illustrated book allows readers to swim through the trials and tribulations of the scariest fish in the ocean as he proves himself to be a great catch as a friend.  After reading this heart-warming (and very goofy) story, volunteers can make fish mobiles with the kids in their Club.

I meant what I said/And I said what I meant . . . /An elephant's faithful/One hundred percent! 
These memorable words echo throughout our Second Grade selection, Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss -- a classic for all of us.  Horton's stubborn faithfulness gets him in trouble with the weather, a band of hunters and indignities at the circus, but his commitment pays off in the end with a big surprise.  The kids will never believe what Horton hatches.

Judy Blume still captures the imagination of children and adults alike.  As our Fourth Grade volunteers read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, they will be transported back to their childhood, remembering the difficulties of being a fourth grader and the demands of the world.  Our protagonist, Peter, must deal with his little brother Fudge interfering with his life, pestering his turtle and generally disrupting things.  We know that you will enjoy this trip down memory lane and the reminder that some things in childhood never change.

We hope that you enjoy these selections, along with our other books in August.  Join us!


Maryanna Abdo and Karrah Lompa
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7455
(310) 479-7435 (FAX)

In this issue...
- Comedy Night at the Improv!
- Hollywood Forever Movie Night
- August Books
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August 2005
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Esperanza 55 65
Gratts 26 65
Magnolia 55 68
Noble 25 57
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