The special reading happened at Walnut Bend Elementary School in honor of National Read Aloud Month. It's also the 112th birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Organizers say reading aloud to a child for at least 15 minutes a day can make a huge impact.
"If you can't read at an age appropriate level, it's obvious you can't realize your fullest God-given potential," said Neil Bush with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.
Wednesday's reading event also acted as the unveiling of a public service announcement featuring Mrs. Bush and Rockets start Dwight Howard.