Reading for the record books! Ahmed Muein has some #biggoals. That’s what makes him Leander ISD Summer Reader of the Week! 

The second-grader at Camacho Elementary is currently reading The Diary of the Ice Princess. Along with reading, Ahmed likes to play Beyblades and the card game UNO. He has filled his summer stack with books about superheroes and the Fly Guy series.

“My teacher said you can make a record in reading!” Ahmed said. 

While Guinness World Records doesn’t keep a record of the most books a second-grader can read, we can see Ahmed is a top contender! Besides, he’s already claiming the most important title – LISD Summer Reader of the Week! Congratulations Ahmed for using books to make it into the record books! 

Breaking Records with Books

There’s dozens of Guinness World Records bound to books. Here are a few worth mentioning:

  1. The Youngest Person to Ever Write a Published Book is Dorothy Straight. She penned “How the World Began” when she was just 4 years old. Pantheon Books published it 2 years later.
  2. Largest Collection of Privately-Owned Books belongs to John Q. Benham of Avoca, Indiana, USA. With over 1.5 million books, Benham keeps them in his six-car garage, two-story building and piled under tarpaulin outdoors.
  3. Deepak Sharma Bajagain of Nepal read for 113 hours 15 minutes, holding  the record for the Longest Marathon Reading Aloud. The marathon took place over a week, from September 19-24, 2008.
  4. On July 21, 2007, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling became the Fastest Selling Book of Fiction in 24 Hours, grossing more than 8 million dollars in a single day. The book also holds the record for Highest Initial Print Run for a Fiction Book with more than 12 million copies.
  5. The Best-Selling and Most Widely Distributed Book of All Time is the Bible. Recent numbers indicate the more than 5 billion copies of the Bible have been printed in almost 700 languages.