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Jumpstart's Read for the Record®

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® is a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago to address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten. On Thursday, October 27, 2016, children and adults will gather to learn, laugh, and read this year's campaign book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach, as part of the world’s largest shared reading experience. Read for the Record inspires adults to read with children, spurs policymakers and organizations to take action towards transformative change in early education, and puts books in the hands of more children across the country. 

Click on the book covers below to read The Bear Ate Your Sandwich on your computer, smart phone, tablet, or smart board for FREE!






Past Highlights


Book Selections


The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Corduroy by Don Freeman
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Ladybug Girl & the Bug Squad by David Somen & Jacky Davis
Otis by Loren Long
Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells
Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett



Josh DuhamelLL Cool J
Tiffani ThiessenMatt Lauer
Bridget MoynahanVince Vaughn


PearsonToo Small to Fail
TargetTommy Hilfiger
Candlewick PressFranklin Templeton
The 50 FundStarbucks