Read for the Record

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 you’re counted towards our world reading record! The report form will be available Thursday, October 19 — Friday, November 3rd.

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.

 

Read the full book online for FREE

 

Remember to read again on October 19, 2017 and click any Read for the Record logo on the online book to report your numbers to be counted towards our attempt at breaking the world reading record! The full online version of the book is available from October 12—30th.

News & Updates

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!

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. 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

Getting Involved is Easy!

Register to read, buy your book, and tell us how many people you plan to read with on the big day, all by filling out our easy online form.

Sign Up

Invite your friends, family, and social networks to join us. Get your communities and companies involved. Follow the campaign on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #ReadfortheRecord.

Create a fundraiser and help put books in the hands of more children with our peer-to-peer fundraising platform on Crowdrise!

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+ Sign Up

Register to read, buy your book, and tell us how many people you plan to read with on the big day, all by filling out our easy online form.

Sign Up

+ Spread the Word

Invite your friends, family, and social networks to join us. Get your communities and companies involved. Follow the campaign on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #ReadfortheRecord.

+ Make a Gift

Create a fundraiser and help put books in the hands of more children with our peer-to-peer fundraising platform on Crowdrise!

Start a Fundraiser Sponsorships

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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