For the fourth year WORD will participate in ”Jumpstart’s Read for the Record” campaign. Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is an annual reading celebration that highlights the need for high quality early education in America by having adults and children set a record for the largest shared reading experience. In 2011, more than 2.2 million people took part in the movement.
For the first time this year, instead of a one day read-in, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record will take place over a full week—September 27 through to the record setting day on October 4.
Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, by David Soman and Jacky Davis is the official book of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign in 2012. Jacky Davis and David Soman are a husband and wife creative team. The characters in the New York Times-bestselling Ladybug Girl books are inspired by the authors’ own children, Lucy and Sam. For more information about Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, visit tinyurl.com/4soxmcz.