Read for the Record 2017
Join us on October 19, 2017 to be a part of the world’s largest shared reading experience — bringing together over 2 million 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.
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 anticipate to read within our record-breaking total. Signing up is easy, FREE, and only takes a few minutes!
Make sure all of your readers are counted towards our world reading record by reporting your numbers below! The report form will be available Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, November 19, 2017.
Order the Special Read for the Record Edition of Quackers!
This year’s Read for the Record book is Quackers, by Liz Wong, a delightful story about 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. The special edition soft cover book features reading tips and questions to help bring the book to life when reading with your child.
News & Updates
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
More than a decade ago, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® was born as a way to bring attention to the importance of early literacy for young children. Without high-quality early
Pearson, the world’s learning company, has partnered with Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® for the past 11 years. Each year, Pearson employees look forward to the event as an opportunity
Jumpstart rang the NYSE opening bell on Thursday, October 12th to kick-off their celebration of the Read for the Record campaign for early literacy. Jumpstart National Board Member and Actress,
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 Quackers 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!
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. In Quackers, children learn about understanding differences and friendship with the help of some new furry and feathered friends. 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