Paradise Canyon Elementary School held its first Family Reading Night in 2017. Students brought their favorite blankets and stuffed animals — some in their pajamas and bathrobes — ready to be read to while cuddling with their parents. Illustrator Rodolfo Montalvo read “Dear Dragon,” the story of two boys whose teachers urged them to be pen pals. As they wrote each other, they realized they had a lot in common. To their surprise, when they finally met each other, one pen pal was a dragon. Afterward everyone enjoyed cookies and milk. The event is sponsored by the La Cañada Flintridge Book and Coffee Shop.