WINDSOR — Windsor Elementary School celebrated Read Quest, formally known as Read the Most from Coast to Coast, on Feb. 26. Teachers, staff and students dressed up as their favorite book characters and read books all day. This kindergarten through eighth-grade students read 1,289 books that equaled 5,241,407 words for the day, according to a news release from Principal Maggie Allen.

The third- through fifth-grade teachers dressed up as characters from the books of author Jan Brett. The school is in the process of trying to win a visit from the author through a contest on her website. The school is in 20th place and is the only school in Maine that is a front runner, according to the release. Voters can enter the school’s address and vote once on www.janbrett.com/contests.htm or Jan Brett on Facebook: Windsor Elementary School, 366 Ridge Road, Windsor, ME 04363.

Staff members also dressed up as characters Hedgehog, Badger and Nicki from “The Mitten” by Brett. The third- through fifth-grade students acted out one of her books.