Robins Reads


We understand that many in our community are working from home, trying to teach and/or entertain kids, keep them fed, keep the house clean, not stress out about COVID-19 but still stay “in the know,” and IT IS EXHAUSTING! We see you, we hear you, and we want to help. We have activated our adult and youth leadership Robins class members and alumni in a brand new movement we’re calling “Robins Reads.” The premise is simple – they record themselves reading children’s books & we post the gallery for parents and caregivers to regain a moment of sanity, or if the kids really like the video more than a few moments, while also giving our incredible leadership participants an opportunity to serve in a time where ways to help aren’t necessarily clear.

We hope you enjoy the first installment of Robins Reads. AND if you want to read a book & share it with us, we’d love to include you too! Upload your video to YouTube, Dropbox or Google Drive and share your link here OR you can also attach your video up to 5MBs through the link as well.  Let’s put a little fun in this chapter of life!

Gottwals Books is sponsoring the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce initiative known as #RobinsReads by heading up a VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB for youths ages 10-18. Gottwals Books will host an interactive online discussion with an opportunity for you to ask questions and make comments!




Read by Tyler Adsit

Tyler Adsit reads the full “Hatchet” story in this video playlist.

Homer Price

Read by Tyler Adsit

Tyler Adsit reads the full “Homer Price” story in this video playlist.

Underpants for Ants

Read by Deputy Sheena Cannon

Pete, Feet and Fish to Eat

Read by Leanne Stokes

The Struggle: Mom and the Summertime Blues

Read by the Authors

The Smith family is a local Houston County family full of authors. They have written a book called The Struggle: Mom and the Summertime Blues, and they want to share! This playlist contains an introductions video, as well as the first 4 chapters. Each chapter is read by its author. These books range from Lexile scores of 810-860.  To access a full digital version of the book, email or connect with them on any of the #TheStruggleBook social media pages. While supplies last.

The King of Little Things

Megan Hollingsworth

City Dog, Country Frog

Read by Ford Sheppard


Read by Leanne Stokes

Miss Twiggley's Tree

Read by Mary Perdue

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Katie B.

Curious You: On Your Way!

Emily B.

The School Play

Read by Andrew Mozingo

My Teacher Likes To Say

Read by Melinda Fowler

The Wonky Donkey

Read by Leanne Stokes

Caps for Sale

Read by Drew B

Llama Llama Red Pajama

Read by April Bragg


Read by Abi B

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Read by Garrett E

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

Read by Chloee E

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

Read by Abby L

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Read by Heidi E

Beatrice Doesn't Want To

Read by Ms. Karen, AoD

Heath Clark | Flora and Ulysses Ch1-5

Read by Heath Clark

Heath Clark | Flora and Ulysses Ch. 6-10

Read by Heath Clark

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Read by Shaun G

Seuss isms!

Read by Johnathan & Baron

Proud to Be Uniquely Me

Read by Celestine Vessel

Ballerina Swan

Read by Kim Rowley, AoD

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Ready by Dr. Vernard Hodges, Critter Fixer

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type

Read by April Bragg

How Do I Love You?

Read by Kerry Thompson

Frog Went A-Dancing

Ready by April Bragg

Green Eggs and Ham

Read by The Cat in the Hat (Michelle)