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Family Reads

September 11, 2014

Children worldwide set a new world record for summer reading by logging 304,749,681 minutes in the 8th annual Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge (between May 5, 2014 and September 5, 2014), breaking the 2013 world record of 176,438,473 reading minutes.

Some highlights:

  • 7334 schools participated
  • 50 states and 29 countries read for the world record
  • 46 schools read more than 1 million minutes and 406 schools each read at least 100,000 minutes.

Other Highlights:

  • The top five states with most minutes read were:
    • Florida (77,402,944 reading minutes)
    • Texas (57,443,905 reading minutes)
    • North Carolina (15,153,741 reading minutes)
    • New Jersey (11,038,696 reading minutes)
    • New York (10,871,417 reading minutes)

Let's put California on the list!

Also ....
In the coming months, we will share books for all age groups. Some recommendations will come from the parents and grandparents who work at Capital Public Radio. Some will come from other sources. Do you have a book for this section? Send your suggestions to Donna Apidone, donnaa@csus.edu, with the subject line, "Family Reads."