CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)- Haley Cranford's 3rd grade students at East Ridge Elementary School kicked off Read Across America week by celebrating their love of reading.

Read Across America always coincides with Dr. Seuss' birthday, which will be this Friday.  Several Tennessee Valley schools are observing the event with celebrity readers, book parties, and costume contests . Each day has a different theme at East Ridge, starting with "crazy socks day."

Mrs. Cranford's third graders are avid readers, and in addition to Dr. Seuss, they love to read about sports, animals, and history. 

In conjunction with the event, WRCB will present the school with a copy of the new DVD/BluRay edition of "Hugo," the multiple Academy Award winning movie from director Stephen Spielberg, courtesy of Paramount Pictures.