Parents...a child's first teachers


Launching October 1, 2014, a new reading app will have your super readers go on a reading adventure to earn gold coins for books or minutes read. The coins can be exchanged to buy fun gear for your very own dragon avatar. The more you read, the more gold coins you earn! Parents will be able to download this free mobile app from the App StoreSM and Google Play.TM

You will need a teacher's help to get started. More details on that coming soon. Stay tuned!

Pledge to

Read to Your Kids

By the age of 4, a child whose parents work in a professional field will hear up to 45 million words, while a child living in poverty will hear just 13 million words. That's a vast difference, but it doesn't have to be. Learn the power of reading aloud to your child from an excerpt by author Jim Trelease. More...


Fairy Tale Giveaway

Kids who read their heart out and earn a Reading Award Certificate for a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza will receive an official Passport to Reading when they visit Pizza Hut. Complete all six months and collect all six stickers for a chance to win The BOOK IT! Fairy Tale Giveaway: a $30,000 College Plan.

Official Rules coming soon.

Top Ten

Summer Reads

From the 2014 Summer Break Reading Challenge:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Junie B. Jones
The Magic Tree House
The Berenstain Bears
Pete the Cat
Harry Potter
Cat in the Hat
Chronicles of Narnia

Mark Your

Calendars Oct. 1

Shhh. We don't want to reveal too much. We want it to be a surprise! Word has it that Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney is writing a new animated short story just for BOOK IT! readers that will make it's debut on October 1.

But you didn't hear it from us.