Read for the Record
Jumpstart is celebrated the 13th annual Read for the Record on October 25, 2018 with the book Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell and illustrated by Rafael López. Stay tuned for updates on the October 2019 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.
Join the fun and pledge to #ReadfortheRecord with us on October 25, 2018, to celebrate the amazing power of reading.
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.
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
Maybe Something Beautiful named 2018 Read for the Record selection BOSTON (APRIL 24, 2018) — Jumpstart is pleased to announce a new partnership with global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Books
Read for the Record celebration in Compton, CA On October 19, 2017, Jumpstart’s 12th Read for the Record saw celebrations in all 50 states and readers from over 60 countries! Quackers
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 pledge 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. 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