Read for the Record

Read for the Record

Jumpstart celebrated the 12th anniversary of Read for the Record on October 19, 2017 with the book Quackers. Highlights from this year’s celebration are below. Stay tuned for updates on the October 2018 campaign!

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record brings together millions of people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the US. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child, so that all children have the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.

2018 Request for Proposal

We are currently seeking the 2018 book. If you are a publisher, click the button below to submit your proposal for consideration and to learn more.
2018 Proposal

READ.

Read with us to help shine a light on the importance of closing the kindergarten readiness gap by building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child.

CONNECT.

Reading aloud with young children — whether in the classroom, at home, or in the community — builds literacy and language skills and provides positive reading experiences that instill a love of reading.

SUCCEED.

Children with strong literacy and language skills are more likely to succeed in kindergarten, and a love of reading can foster a love of learning that will benefit children for years to come.

News & Updates

Celebrating Quackers Across the Country

On October 19th, Jumpstart’s 12th Read for the Record saw celebrations in all 50 states and readers from over 60 countries! Quackers created inspiring conversations, brought out local officials and

How to Participate

The best part about Read for the Record is that everyone is invited to join in on the fun! No matter where you live or how old you are, all you need is a copy of the official campaign book or access to a computer with internet. When you register to read, you’ll receive campaign news and updates on all things Read for the Record. Plus, we’ll include the number of children and adults you plan to read with in our record-breaking total. Click here to learn how to get involved!

For Families

Stories hold endless potential to develop a child’s imagination, help build a greater understanding of the world, and cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Reading together as a family can help jumpstart your child’s curiosity and comprehension. Learn More

For Schools, Libraries, & Large Groups

Schools, libraries, museums, and other organizations help bring Jumpstart’s Read for the Record alive in communities around the world. From large group readings in school auditoriums to story hours and community-wide reading festivals, Read for the Record is truly an opportunity to rally your school, library, or larger community around the importance of high-quality early learning experiences. Learn More

Our 2017 Read for the Record Partners & Sponsors

Eager to Participate in our 2017 Campaign?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to learn more about the world’s large shared reading experience.

Questions?

Email us at rftr@jstart.org and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.

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

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