Pizza Hut Book It!

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THE PROGRAM

BOOK IT! motivates children to read by rewarding their reading accomplishments with praise, recognition, and pizza. The program is simple, flexible, fun, and free to use in your classroom! BOOK IT! was created in 1984 and currently reaches more than 14 million students and 37,000 K-6 grade schools annually.


SIMPLE (OCTOBER-MARCH)

Teachers set a reading goal for each child in the class, and when students meet their monthly goal, they get recognized with a Reading Award Certificate, good for a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza®.


FLEXIBLE
Teachers can set goals based on their students’ reading ability. Number of minutes, number of pages or number of books – they all work! For children not yet reading independently, a goal can be set where their parent or others read to them.


FUN
When students redeem their Reading Award Certificate at Pizza Hut®, team members celebrate right along with them, and reward students with a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza, a Passport to Reading, and a sticker for each month they achieve their goal.

Author Kate DiCamillo

"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty, but rather as a gift. The Pizza Hut BOOK IT! program perfectly aligns with this philosophy by emphasizing the fun of opening a new book and celebrating the satisfaction that comes from reading another story. Millions of adults have fond memories of being a BOOK IT! kid, and I’m honored to work with Pizza Hut to share my own love of reading with the next generation of BOOK IT! students."
- Kate DiCamillo