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Giveaway: Win a Copy of 'Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad'

We have another fun giveaway for you today: Two Go West readers will win a copy of the book "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad" by David Soman and Jacky Davis. And if you win and read it on Oct. 4, you'll likely be joined by more than 2 million people!

The book is the subject of this year's "Read for the Record," organized by Jumpstart in partnership with the Pearson Foundation. (Jumpstart is a national early education organization.) On Thursday, Oct. 4, people across the country are being urged to read "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad" to show support for Jumpstart's mission -- working toward a day when every child in American enters school prepared for success. According to Jumpstart, children in low-income neighborhoods start kindergarten 60 percent behind children from affluent communities.

Jumpstart launched the Read for the Record campaign back in 2006 with "The Little Engine that Could." Last year, more than 2 million people participated in the effort. And since the campaign began, Jumpstart has raised more than $7 million for early education programs and provided more than 1 million books for children in low-income neighborhoods.

Bright Horizons, a Go West sponsor, participates across the country in the Read for the Record campaign. It is also a Chicago sponsor of the campaign and will be hosting the following related reading events:

  • October 4 – Bright Horizons at the Atrium. 10:30 a.m. The Ladybug Girl character and Tommy Hawk from the Chicago Blackhawks will be there to read and do some fun activities with the kids.  
  • October 4 – Lincoln Park Zoo.  Readings at the Farm.  9:30, 10 and 10:30 a.m.
  • October 4 – Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier.  5 p.m. to 8  p.m.
  • October 4 – All 80 branches of the Chicago Public Libraries – times vary by location
  • October 9 – Whole Foods Schaumburg – 10 a.m. 

If you want to participate in the Read for the Record on Oct. 4:

  • You can sign up to "Pledge to Read" on the Jumpstart website. 
  • you can check "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad" out from your local library or buy it online or at a bookstore, but you can also read it for free online

If you want to win a copy of the book ... Bright Horizons is providing two copies of "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad" to give away to two lucky Go West readers. The giveaway will start now and end on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. Central time. There is no purchase necessary. The winner will be picked at random by random.org. Open to U.S. residents 18 and older.

To enter, you just have to answer the following question: What is currently your child's or children's favorite book to have read aloud? Please make sure to leave your email in the comments section so if you win, we can try to get you your book before Oct. 4.

Good luck! And thanks to Bright Horizons for its support of Go West and for making this giveaway possible.

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Reader Comments (13)

My child's current favorite book to read is Baby Colors by Rachael Hale. She can recite almost the entire book by herself! I'm excited about this giveaway because she's dressing up as a ladybug for Halloween this year. :) We'll be reading it online on Oct 4th!

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarilee

My two girls love the The New Adventures of Curious George - a cute collection of short stories. And particularly like the one about the chocolate factory!!!

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret and H.A. Rey

Oh fun!! Ava would love this! Right now her favorite book is Cat in the Hat. EZ's favorite is Little Blue Truck. We are a huge reading family so this would be a great book to add to our collection!!

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStacia

I love adding any new books to my boys' library. Right now my son can not get enough of The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeana

My daughter and son really love Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton. The "PJ" dance and song has become an important part of our bedtime routine.

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAM

We love to read all kinds of stories, but right now the top favorite is "The Mixed up Chameleon" by Eric Carle.

September 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

We love to read all kinds of stories, but right now the top favorite is "The Mixed up Chameleon" by Eric Carle.

September 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

We love to read all kinds of stories, but right now the top favorite is "The Mixed up Chameleon" by Eric Carle. demilio720@gmail.com

September 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

My granddaughter and I love to read Elmo books, especially the one where he goes to the doctor.

September 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynda

We love Curious George books. It's funny to see what kind of trouble George can get into.

September 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

In our house we are just starting to read "chapter books." we enjoy the Jack & Annie books- The Magic Tree House series. They are an adventure in every story.

September 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Any Disney story is a family favorite

September 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

My kids love the magic school bus books. We recently read the one about going into the earth and I just ordered the volcano one from scholastic!

October 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

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