Colorado author inspires young people to read through his book series and canine companion

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Award-winning Colorado author Katy McQuaid hopes to inspire young people to read through her “Everybody Loves Grace” book series. Grace, 15, a Finnish Lapphund is the star of her new series of children’s books, spreading love and helping them overcome anxiety while learning to read.

Grace, Katy’s beloved canine companion, travels the country with her children visiting schools, home schools and her mission is to bond through meaningful stories while enriching their lives.

“A research study conducted by the University of California shows that children who read with dogs in the room or who read to dogs have a 12% improvement in their reading skills over a 10-week program,” says McQuaid.

The book series was originally designed for young children, but recently Katy has discovered that her book set inspires people of all ages. A reader, Rayda Rivera from York, Pennsylvania, sent this note: “I read that your series is recommended for ages 6-10, but you might want to change that for ages 6-91+. . I love these books. »

“It inspired Grace and I to start visiting seniors’ residences regularly to share the love and enjoyment of reading,” McQuaid says.

Watch a one-on-one interview with Katy McQuaid at the top of this article.

To learn more about this empowering duo and their mission to help others, you can visit their website here.

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