A new reading app, launched on October 1, has already led to children in schools across the nation tracking over 1.5 million minutes of reading. Super readers go on a reading adventure and earn gold coins for every minute they read that can then be exchanged for items to "deck out" their very own dragon avatar. The more you read, the more gold you earn! Parents can download the free mobile app from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Before getting started, your child's teacher will need to set up a dashboard which can be found here.
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...
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.
Do you have plans set aside for things to do when there's four feet of snow outside your front door? Here are 5 activities to keep your readers busy!
No Two Snowflakes Alike
Beanbag Rhyme Time
Salt and String Magic Trick
Memorize a Poem
Catch Snow Crystals
Of course not! There's still time to catch the latest custom story written by Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney exclusively for BOOK IT! Readers. Surprise! follows the story of a girl who is helping her mom set up for a surprise birthday party for her dad. Things don't go quite as planned. View now...