For Large Groups

How Does My School, Library, or Large Group Participate?

Buy the book.

  • Orders of 50 or more are eligible for discounted rates. Visit our bulk order page to learn more about these discounts and submit an order request.
  • Place an order of less than 50 books through the Jumpstart Store.

Click here for free downloadable resources and activities for your classroom or event! (Activity and Reading Guides are available in both English and Spanish).
Want to make a bigger impact? Spread the word by getting your school, library, or community involved. ​

  • Host a large group read-aloud in your school’s auditorium.
  • Invite older students to read with younger students.
  • Invite local officials, athletes, or other special guests to read within your community.
  • Read this year’s campaign book during your library’s story hour.
  • Purchase books to donate to children within your community.
  • Invite local businesses to co-sponsor events within your community.

Show your support for early education by making a donation to Jumpstart

Follow the campaign and share how you’re celebrating with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #ReadfortheRecord.
Click here for social media resources.

Read this year’s campaign book on October 19, 2017.

Report the total number of children and adults you read with (including yourself)!

This delightful story follows a kitten who grows up believing he’s a duck, until the days he meets another kitten. What follows is a sweet tale about understanding, acceptance, and learning it’s ok to be whoever you want to be.

“Children will appreciate Quackers’ quirky dilemma, and the underlying message that friends do not have to be all the same will surely not be lost on young listeners.” —School Library Journal

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Together, we can help all children build the key language and literacy skills they need to take on the world.

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