• Why I became a Corpotate Sponsor...

    The Reading Connection is a terrific organization. The backpack drive demonstrates just one way in which TRC takes its partnerships to the next level.  In whatever they do, it is always the kids that come first.

    —Tim Keating, Senior Vice President, Boeing

  • Why I became a Corpotate Sponsor...

    Among organizations working to break the cycle of poverty through education, you would be hard pressed to find a more noble, effective and uplifting organization than The Reading Connection.

    —Joe Wallace, Carr Workplaces

  • Why I became a Corpotate Sponsor...

    I donated to you all because reading is the cornerstone to learning and I want to help ensure that more kids have the opportunity to learn and enjoy.  My fund, The RunningBrooke Fund, operates through ACT for Alexandria.

    —Brooke Curran, The RunningBrooke Fund

  • Why I became a Corpotate Sponsor...

    We are both happy to help The Reading Connection as part of our wedding celebration. Picking out books for you all was the more fun than picking out dresses or shoes! 

    —Juliana Pearson

  • Why I became a Corpotate Sponsor...

    We are glad to provide matching funds to inspire TRC’s Volunteer Outreach Committee to reach its $10,000 goal.  It is an example of TRC’s ingenuity in building volunteer capacity and donor support.

    —The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

  • Why I became a Corpotate Sponsor...

    This wonderful organization introduces children to the joy of reading, a pleasure that can last a lifetime and can be an escape to anywhere.  New Horizons is delighted to be part of The Reading Connection’s community support

    —Paul Giordano, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

  • Why I became a Corpotate Sponsor...

    As a businessman, I'm interested in results, and I support TRC because it's effective at achieving its mission. I've supported my share of groups, and none had a more professional, committed staff or a more invested army of volunteers.

    —John Hellerman, Hellerman Baretz Communications

  • Why I became a Corpotate Sponsor...

    In 2005 and again in 2009, The Reading Connection was one of our featured charities, chosen after financial and program review by independent community reviewers.  TRC is truly "one of the best" small charities in the area. 

    —The Catalogue for Philanthropy--Washington DC

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TRC Top 10 Read-Aloud Books


What makes a great Read-Aloud book?  Large, colorful illustrations, memorable characters, writing that begs to be heard, that's meant to be whispered, bellowed, sung, rhymed, repeated.  Here are some tried and true picture books that kids will love!

1.  Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema
2.  Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
3. The Owl and the Pussy Cat, by Edward Lear, illustrated by Jan Brett
4. Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin
5. Llama, Llama, Red Pajama by Anne Dewdney
6. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
7. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
8. Dog and Bear by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
9. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
10.  Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

Inside TRC

Community Reading Festival

Join us for stories and fun at the Community Reading Festival, Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. The location is Ivymount School, 11614 Seven Locks Road, Rockville, MD 20854. Children's librarian Susan Modak and children's book authors Mary Quattlebaum and Erica S. Perl will join us to read favorite stories.