BOOK IT – Yum! Brands A World with More Yum! Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:42:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 International Literacy Day: Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! Program Ignites a Love for Reading Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:34:08 +0000 ... Read more »]]> For more than 30 years, the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program has inspired a love for reading in children across the United States.  This year, the program will reach 14 million kids in 620,000 classrooms nationwide.

Since the BOOK IT! Program’s inception in 1984, its mission has been simple: encourage children to read.

The program, which runs from October through March, allows teachers to set reading goals for their students each month. Students who meet their monthly goal are rewarded with a certificate for a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza and Reading Journal from Pizza Hut. The program prides itself on being simple, flexible and fun. Best of all, enrollment in the BOOK IT! Program is free.

BOOK IT! is entering its second year partnering with award-winning children’s author Kate DiCamillo.   DiCamillo uses her platform as a world-renowned writer to encourage children to find the joy in reading.

“Kate embodies the same passion for reading that is palpable across every level of the BOOK IT! Program – from the students and teachers in the classroom to Pizza Hut leadership to the restaurant team members who get to help students celebrate their reading achievement,” says Natasha Collins, manager, Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program. “To partner with an award-winning author of Kate’s caliber is not only a testament to the esteemed status of BOOK IT! but also to Kate’s true commitment to instilling a love of reading in young people.”

Read more about the BOOK IT! Program, and follow them on Facebook for reading motivation and inspiration.

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Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program Celebrates 30th Anniversary by Awarding a Kindergartener $30,000 College Fund Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:38:36 +0000 ... Read more »]]> Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT!, the longest-running children’s literacy program in the U.S., is celebrating its 30th anniversary of inspiring a love of reading among young people by giving one lucky child $30,000 towards their college education. The randomly selected winner of the BOOK IT! Giveaway was Courtney Abbott, Kindergartener from Madison, Wisconsin. Courtney reached her goal of reading 20 books a month for 6 months – reading a total of 120 books!

To celebrate the occasion, Pizza Hut of Southern Wisconsin hosted a pizza party for students at the Glenn Stephens Elementary school where they presented Courtney and her family with a check for the $30,000 College Fund.

To continue its Anniversary celebration, Pizza Hut named Restaurant General Manager (RGM) Kristy Monahan Smith of Carrollton, Missouri the Connect with Effect: BOOK IT! Champion. This award recognizes and celebrates the Pizza Hut RGM who consistently goes above and beyond in their commitment to the BOOK IT! Program. This individual is a role model in his or her restaurant and community for actively recognizing students for meeting reading goals, partnering with schools to support reading and other school-related initiatives. This RGM is someone who we believe sets the standard for celebrating reading with flavorful moments at Pizza Hut! Congratulations to Kristy on the recognition for being a true BOOK IT! Champion!

To learn more about the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! program, visit

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Happy Birthday, BOOK IT! Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:51:06 +0000 ... Read more »]]> Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Book It! turns 30BOOK IT!, the longest-running children’s literacy program in the U.S., is celebrating three decades of inspiring a love of reading among young people. The program turned 30 on October 1, which is also National BOOK IT! Day in the U.S.

Since Pizza Hut partnered with educators to create the program in 1984, more than 60 million students have participated. This school year alone, BOOK IT! will foster a love of reading in 630,000 classrooms and reach 14 million children in all 50 states and thousands of communities.

To celebrate the program’s 30th year, Pizza Hut US is launching an Alumni Program, a mobile App, a new custom story by award-winning author Jeff Kinney, and giving away a $30,000 college plan to one BOOK IT! student.

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