Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is the BOOK IT! Program?

BOOK IT! is a reading incentive program created by Pizza Hut in 1984. We provide teachers with Reading Award Certificates®, good for a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza® from Pizza Hut®. This program is free to schools.

What is the difference between the paper and digital program?

Paper

The paper version of the program is the same BOOK IT! we have always offered. At your request, we ship paper materials to schools on a first come, first served basis. Paper materials are limited each year, so paper enrollment will close once all materials have been allocated.

Digital

Enrollment for the digital version of the program is always open, with enrollment transitioning to the following school year March 1. The digital program allows teachers to send Reading Award Certificates directly to parents by email. Please note that parent emails and approval are required for a student to participate in the digital version of the program. Digital certificates can be redeemed by parents for dine in, carry-out or delivery and online. Teachers who choose the digital program also have access to classroom mode, found under the reporting section of the classroom dashboard. This is a fun, interactive classroom experience that celebrates students’ reading success. It was created with smart boards and projectors in mind, so teachers can celebrate with the whole class.

When Does The Book It! Program Run?

The program runs October 1 through March 31 each year.

Who Is Eligible To Participate?

The BOOK IT! program is offered to students in K-6 grades (ages 5-12) at the school they primarily attend.

How Does Book It! Work In The Classroom?

Each year from October to March, teachers set monthly reading goals for the students in their class. Number of minutes, number of pages or number of books – they all work! Also, parents can read with kids not yet reading independently. When a student reaches their reading goal, the teachers awards the student with a Reading Award Certificate for a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza® from Pizza Hut®.

How Does Book It! Work At Pizza Hut?

When a child redeems their Reading Award Certificate with Pizza Hut, they are celebrated with a one-topping Personal Pan Pizza, a prize to track their reading through all six months and a sticker. On subsequent redemptions, they will earn another Personal Pan Pizza and sticker to add to their prize.

I Am A Home Educator. Am I Eligible To Participate In Book It!?

Yes! If you are a home educator and your K-6 grade (ages 5-12) child does not attend another educational facility, you are eligible to participate in our digital program. Please visit our enrollment page for more information.

Can Virtual/Online Schools Enroll?

Yes. Virtual/Online schools must complete a Virtual/Online Academy Enrollment Order Form and Roster each year and return it via email. Please call us at 800.426.6548 to request an enrollment form. Enrollment is open from August 1-September 15.

Are Other Groups And Clubs Eligible?

No. While many other groups and programs share our love of reading, BOOK IT! is only open to K-6 students in elementary schools and homeschools.

Is Book It! Offered Internationally?

The program is available at participating Pizza Hut restaurants in Canada and Puerto Rico.

Canada: SMB_bookitcanada@yum.com
Puerto Rico: bookitpr@gmail.com

Enrollment

Does My Local Pizza Hut Restaurant Have Book It! Teacher Materials Available?

Teacher materials are not available at Pizza Hut locations. The BOOK IT! office processes orders and ships directly to schools nationwide.

How Do I Enroll In The Book It! Program?

Please visit our enrollment page to get started.

I'm A Teacher. Can I Enroll My Individual Classroom?

Yes, we’re excited to offer a personalized classroom experience! Please visit our enrollment page to get started.

I Want To Enroll My Entire School Campus. How Does That Work?

Great! Because we now offer a personalized classroom experience, please visit our enrollment page to begin and invite teachers at your school to enroll.

Who Can Enroll For The School?

We accept orders from principals, librarians and teachers. We now offer a personalized classroom experience that works best if individual teachers enroll. Visit our enrollment page to begin and invite teachers at your school to enroll. Please ensure that your school has authorized this program prior to enrolling.

Is There A Deadline To Enroll Your School?

No. Digital enrollment is always available. Enrollment for print materials is available beginning March 1 on a first come, first serve basis. As a reminder, the BOOK IT! program runs annually from October 1 through March 31.

We’ve Added Classes. How Can We Change The Quantity?

For print materials, please call us at 800.426.6548.
For digital materials, please refer to your classroom dashboard.

Materials

When Will We Receive Our Print Materials?

For schools that have opted to receive print materials, they should be delivered to all participating schools in September each year for the program kick-off on October 1. (Please note: teachers opting for the digital program will not receive any print materials and will log into their teacher dashboard to reward students.)

What If We Need More Print Reading Award Certificates?

Extra Reading Award Certificates will be available after December 1. Please call 800.426.6548 to request additional certificates.Digital participants will add new students in their teacher dashbaord.

Do The Reading Award Certificates Expire?

Yes. The certificates expire 30 days from issue date.

Can I Use The Certificates For A Class Pizza Party?

No. Group redemptions and parties are strictly prohibited. An important part of the BOOK IT! program is individual recognition of your students for meeting their reading goals and our team members are trained to provide individual recognition.

What Should I Do With Any Remaining Print Certificates Once I’ve Finished The Program?

Please destroy any remaining certificates after you have given out the final March certificates. The certificates are void and will not be accepted if altered, transferred, exchanged, sold, purchased or copied. They must be presented in accordance with the BOOK IT! program guidelines. Any other use constitutes fraud.

Early Childhood Literacy

Does Pizza Hut Offer Any Programs For Preschool Aged Children?

We support early literacy with the Give Me 20 Challenge.

Who Is Eligible To Enter The Give Me Twenty Challenge?

Preschool and Pre-K classrooms and parents of young children are eligible to enroll in Give Me 20 Challenge.

Are There Personal Pan Pizza Certificates Available For The Give Me 20 Challenge?

No, individual incentives are not part of the Give Me 20 Challenge. However, there is a sweepstakes that participants can enter upon completion of the challenge.

Allergies

My Child Has Allergies/Is Gluten-Free. Is There An Alternative To The Personal Pan Pizza?

For questions about food allergies, please see our online allergen tool or contact our customer hotline.