Join us for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record

On October 27, we'll read Nigel and the Moon, by Antwan Eady, the 2022 Jumpstart's Read for the Record book.
Moon over a city with Jumpstart's Read for the Record and Novel Effect logoso

Novel Effect is proud to partner with Jumpstart for this year’s Read for the Record on October 27, 2022! Join us to read Nigel and the Moon by Antwan Eady.

We’ll have the English ebook and Spanish ebook available in our app October 24-28th!

Experience past years’ books with Novel Effect. Check out our collection of Read for the Record Soundscapes!

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We invite all educators, parents, students, and community members taking part in this worldwide event to read aloud with Novel Effect to bring Nigel and the Moon to life! Our interactive soundscape pairs perfectly with this inspiring story about daring to dream and adds even more magic to artist Gracey Zhang’s sweeping moonlight illustrations.

Use the links below to access the Nigel and the Moon soundscape in the Novel Effect app, download free book activities, and participate in free games on Quizizz!

About Jumpstart's Read for the Record

Each year, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record brings together millions of adults and children as they read the same book on the same day in celebration of children’s early language and social-emotional development. Held this year on October 27, 2022, over 24 million people have participated in Read for the Record to date, and hundreds of thousands of high-quality books have been distributed to children in underserved communities across the United States over the past 17 years.

Pledge to read on October 27 to make sure your reading is counted! More than 2 million people around the world participate in Read for the Record each year. Make sure you report your reading and the number of participants in your read-aloud.

Visit Jumpstart’s Read for the Record webpage to order special edition books, and access free educator, parent, and event guides to help you celebrate early literacy by reading Nigel and the Moon

Download the Novel Effect app to bring stories to life with music and sound that respond to your voice. 

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