Bug Squad members teamed up to set two new World Reading Records!
We Give Books readers from across the country and around the world joined the Bug Squad this fall to show their support for early childhood literacy. Inspired by Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, the 2012 Jumpstart’s Read for the Record book written by David Soman and Jacky Davis, this free online club helped to build awareness of the importance of childhood literacy through reading, giving, and sharing on We Give Books.
With the help of Bug Squad members, we’ve set two new World Reading Records! Nearly 2.4 million people around the world read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad on October 4, 2012 to set the overall World Reading Record and more than 369,000 people read the online version on WeGiveBooks.org to set a new Digital Reading Record!
To see how people celebrated Jumpstart’s Read for the Record day and the importance of early childhood literacy, please visit our Celebrations page.
See what others have been doing to celebrate early childhood literacy and share your story
Thanks for joining us on October 4, 2012! We hope you'll help us set a new World Reading Record again next year.
Learn about Read for the Record
Have fun reading with the Bug Squad!
Make an official Bug Squad ID card! Customize the message, pick your favorite character and background from the Ladybug Girl book series and help spread the word about the Bug Squad.
Read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, the 2012 Jumpstart’s Read for the Record book written by David Soman and Jacky Davis
Stop by our Event Planning Toolkit event resources, Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad games, crafts, and reading guides to add to the fun of reading!
Visit our Bug Squad Pinterest board for lots of fun and easy craft projects for home or school.