On October 21, millions of children and adults will come together to read a single book for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®. The annual campaign celebrates literacy and brings awareness to the fact that children in need start kindergarten 60% behind their more affluent peers.
Participants will also be trying to break the world record for largest shared reading experience. In order to do so, more than 2,462,860 people will need to read this year’s selected book, “Bunny Cakes” by bestselling author and illustrator Rosemary Wells.
We’re helping educators and program leaders serving kids in need celebrate! If at least 70% of the children in your program are from low income families or military families, you can order the custom edition of “Bunny Cakes” in both English and Spanish through the First Book Marketplace.
In the last 8 years, Read for the Record has engaged 11.5 million children and put 1.6 million books into the hands of kids in need. We’re excited to help even more kids participate in this year’s celebration. To receive books in time to celebrate on October 21, be sure to order by October 6. Here’s to breaking a new world record together!
Do you work with kids in need? Sign up to access “Bunny Cakes” along with other great books and resources through the First Book Marketplace?