March Into Reading 2014 Hidden Treasures!

March 28, 29, 2014

Now in its 11th year, March into Reading has become a hallmark event for Aquidneck Island students, their families and their teachers!  We are excited to announce the award winning children’s book authors and illustrators attending March into Reading 2014.  The authors and illustrators will visit students in Aquidneck Island’s public and private schools on Friday. On Saturday they will join the festivities at Salve Regina University  to meet and chat with  families and sign their books.  See the Home pageblog post for the entire schedule of Saturday’s events !

Author/Illustrator                                           School visit 3/28/14 *


Susan Stockdale

  1.   Hathaway School, Portsmouth
  2.   St. Philomena School, Portsmouth
  3.   Melville School, Portsmouth

Aaron Becker

  1.   Bradley School, Portsmouth
  2.   Pell School, Newport
  3.   All Saints Academy, Middletown

Erica Perl

  1.   Gaudet Middle School, Middletown
  2.   Portsmouth Middle School
  3.   Thompson Middle School, Newport

Tony Abbott

  1.   Gaudet Middle School, Middletown
  2.   Thompson Middle School, Newport
  3.   Portsmouth Middle School

Toni Buzzeo

  1.   Pell School, Newport
  2.   Pell School, Newport
  3.   Pell School, Newport

Alan Katz

  1.   Aquidneck School, Middletown
  2.   Forest Ave School, Middletown

Maryann Cocca Leffler

     Monday 3/31/14 *

  1.   Cluny School, Newport
  2.   St. Michael’s CDS, Newport
  3.   Pennfield School, Portsmouth


The 10th Annual March into Reading 2013  

Imagine That –  A Novel Idea! 

Friday, March 1 & Saturday, March 2 Program

An ACE hallmark initiative, March into Reading promotes reading as a community value. March into Reading supplies schools with quality children’s books and engages students in more than 25 ACE preschools, elementary and middle schools in common reading. In addition, teachers and librarians in classrooms and school libraries throughout Aquidneck Island guide students in author and book studies of March into Reading’s featured authors and illustrators. (scroll down to see the featured authors and illustrators for 2013)

The program culminates in a two-day, island-wide celebration of children’s books. Authors and illustrators visit schools on a Friday to read books, demonstrate how books are illustrated and talk with children about their love of reading and writing.

The following day, the festivities continue at Salve Regina with author and illustrator presentations, book sales and signings, special exhibits, and the very popular discovery rooms designed by Salve Regina’s education majors. The festival nurtures families’ engagement in their children’s learning by giving children the opportunity to introduce their parents to the authors and books they have studied in school.

March into Reading 2013  Authors & Illustrators

David Macaulay  author of The Way We WorkMosque, The New Way Things Work

Marc Tyler Nobleman author of Bill, the Boy Wonder, Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman

Laura Gates Galvin author of I Love My Mommy, Alphabet Animals and Smithsonian’s Backyard Series

Mark Peter Hughes author of Lemonade Mouth, A Crack in the Sky

Ann Hood author of How I Saved My Father’s Life, The Treasure Chest series

David Biedrzycki author of The Boat Alphabet Book, ACE Lacewing Bug Detective Series

Lucinda Landon author of Meg Macintosh History Mysteries series

Laura Backman author of Lemon the Duck