Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Atlanta Falcons Encourage Children to Read with the Players Online

GFP Note: Encouraging our youth to read is an awesome program for children. Thanks, Falcons.

Atlanta Falcons players will swap their playbooks for children’s books for the “Read with a Falcon” online reading program. The Falcons have joined forces with Peachtree Publishers to kick off this exciting new program that provides kids with opportunities to read alongside their favorite Falcons players and cheerleaders! With the click of a mouse, kids can take part in a special story time with Falcons cheerleaders and players including Keith Brooking, Roddy White and Matt Ryan.

Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli kicked the program off with a reading of "Railroad John and the Red Rock Run" on September 2. The online reading program lasts all season long, so kids should get permission to log onto throughout the season to “Read with a Falcon”!

A new book and Falcons reader will be featured each Tuesday during the regular season. A full list of titles (and authors) included in the “Read with a Falcon” online reading program is below:

The Opposite (Tom MacRae)
Nighty Night! (Margaret Wild & Kerry Argent)
The Monster Who Did My Math (Danny Schnitzlein)
The Copy Crocs (David Bedford & Emily Bolan)
Railroad John and the Red Rock Run (Tony Crunk)
Jake’s 100th Day of School (Lester L. Laminack)
Snow Day! (Lester L. Laminack)
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach (Carmen Agra Deedy)
Saturdays and Teacakes (Lester L. Laminack)
One More Sheep (Mij Kelly and Russell Ayto)
First Grade Stinks! (Mary Ann Rodman)
What Do Parents Do? (Jeanie Franz Ransom)
Old Tom’s Holiday (Leigh Hobbs)
My G-r-r-r-reat Uncle Tiger (James Riordan)
Zoom! (Diane Adams)
The Monster Who Ate My Peas (Danny Schnitzlein)
The Scarecrow’s Hat (Ken Brown)

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