Random House Children’s Books is Official Publisher for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record

RHCBRandom House Children’s Books has been selected as the official publisher for the 11th anniversary of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a national campaign that helps address educational inequalities and works toward the day when all children have the skills they need for kindergarten and lifelong success.

On October 27, 2016, children and adults will join forces for the world’s largest shared reading experience, known as Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. Since 2006, this 24-hour celebration has mobilized over 17 million people, and Jumpstart holds the world reading record for the most people JumpStart-Logo-copy-300x119reading the same book on the same day. This year’s official campaign book, THE BEAR ATE YOUR SANDWICH by Julia Sarcone-Roach (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers), will not only inspire adults to read with children but will also spur policymakers and organizations to take action towards transformative change in early education while putting books in the hands of more children across the country.

Sarc_9780375858604_jkt_all_r1.indd“The mission of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record so perfectly aligns with our goal to instill a love of reading early in life and to get books into the hands of young learners,” said Random House Children’s Books President and Publisher, Barbara Marcus. “We could not be happier to be partnering with Jumpstart and look forward to sharing Julia Sarcone-Roach’s charming THE BEAR ATE YOUR SANDWICH with many young readers and families.”

To learn more about Jumpstart, to register to read, and to order your exclusive copies of THE BEAR ATE YOUR SANDWICH, visit

Posted: June 17, 2016