The Discovery Center Read-A-Thon


The Discovery Center hosted its second virtual Read-A-Thon on Saturday, July 17, 2021. We challenged members of our community to demonstrate their love of reading through a day of reading children’s books out loud. Videos from the Read-A-Thon can be found below, as well as on our Facebook page and YouTube channel!

We hope you enjoy the stories and show your support by donating today!


Bunny Braves the Day
by Suzanne Bloom

Premiere: 10AM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Suzanne Bloom

The Old Witch and the Dragon by Ida DeLage

Premiere: 10:15AM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Bill Gorman

Guess How Much I Love You
by Sam McBratney

Premiere: 10:30AM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Cheryl Dutko

What Brothers Do Best
by Laura Numeroff

I Love You Stinky Face
by Lisa Mccourt

How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad?
by Jane Yolen

Premiere: 11AM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Alyssa Enfield

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

Premiere: 11:15AM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Kelly Hudock

Bembleman’s Bakery by Melinda Green and illustrated by Barbara Seuling

Premiere: 11:30AM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Mark Epstein

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
Little Why by Jonathan Lambert

Premiere: 11:45AM on 7/18/2020

Reader: Mary Lynn Brown

H is for Home Run by Brad Herzog

Premiere: 12PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Cheryl Dutko

Line and Scribbles by Debora Vogrig and Pia Valentinis

Premiere: 12:15PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Nikki Corgel

Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner

Premiere: 12:30PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Kristy Wales

The Very Busy Spider
by Eric Carle

Premiere: 12:45PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Zach Staff

Harry and the Bucket Full of Dinosaur Bones by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds

Premiere: 1PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Cheryl Dutko

Three Cheers for Kid McGear! by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Premiere: 1:15PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Vanessa Moschak

Catalina Magdalena by Tedd Arnold

Premiere: 1:30PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Mallory Evans

Draw a Friend with Suzanne Bloom

Premiere: 1:45PM on 7/17/2021

Maybe Something Beautiful by Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

Premiere: 2PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Brenda Myers

Not This Bear by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Premiere: 2:15PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Mark Epstein

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Premiere: 2:30PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Cheryl Dutko

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Premiere: 2:45PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Rich Allman

Curious George Visits the Zoo by Margret Rey

Reader: Kristy Wales

Premiere: 3PM on 7/17/2021

Greg Pedroza tells an original story

Premiere: 3:15PM on 7/17/2021

I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis

Premiere: 3:45PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Kim Myers

I Just Like You by Suzanne Bloom

Premiere: 4PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Suzanne Bloom

There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr Seuss
In the Forest by Maurice Pledger

Premiere: 4:15PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Diane Lange

The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak
The Chocolate Voyage by Dr Seuss

Premiere: 4:30PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Stephanie Reeve

The Color Kittens
by Margaret Wise Brown

Premiere: 4:45PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Cheryl Dutko

Jungle Night by Sandra Boynton

Premiere: 5PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Dolores Wisdom & Emma

Take Heart, My Child by Ainsley Earhardt

Premiere: 5:15PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Amanda Miniker

I Can Help by David Hyde Costello
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

Premiere: 5:30PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Nancy Hargrave

Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

Premiere: 5:45PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Cheryl Dutko

Number Slumber by Suzanne Bloom

Premiere: 6PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Suzanne Bloom

The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Giggle Giggle Quack by Doreen Cronin
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley

Premiere: 6:15PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Toni Dougherty

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by James Dean and Kimberly Dean

Premiere: 6:45PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Cheryl Dutko

Kartusch by Stephen Cosgrove
Wynken, Blynken & Nod by Eugene Field
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson

Premiere: 7PM on 7/17/2021

Reader: Belena Hunt


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