Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! Program ($20 Gift Card Giveaway)

March 2, 2010 by Kailani  
Filed under children, educational, entertainment, food, giveaways

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to commentor #366: Jackie!


As you know, our family loves to read. So whenever I hear about a program that encourages literacy while having fun, I’m all for it. This is definitely the case for Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! Program.

DESCRIPTION: BOOK IT! motivates children K- 6th grade to read by rewarding their reading accomplishments with praise, recognition and pizza via their schools.  BOOK IT! is simple for the teacher to use, flexible because goals match reading ability, and fun because achieving a goal is a great reason to celebrate. BOOK IT! was created in 1985 and currently reaches over 10 million students annually.

On Feb 8th, Pizza Hut hosted their 3rd annual bedtime story event, America’s Biggest Bedtime Story. By beating their goal of 197,972 viewers, BOOK IT! has donated funds for 50,000 meals to Haiti Relief through the World Food Programme.

But it doesn’t have to end there. If you missed the webcast, you can still view the “Carnival of Animals” as narrated by John Lithgow. I’ve always been a big fan of Lithgow and we really enjoyed his distinctive voice as he read this very entertaining book. The best part is that if your children love the story (as I know they will) you can play the video over and over again. Personally, we watched it 3 times! It was a great way to share this bedtime story with my girls and it also gave me a break from reading for one evening and I could just sit back and enjoy the show.

As a bonus, they also have a reading of “I Got Two Dogs”, the 2009 archive webcast also read by Lithgow.

So grab some pizza, sit back, and enjoy the “Carnival of Animals”!


To help you enjoy the webcast, I have a $20 gift card to Pizza Hut for one lucky winner! To enter:

  • Just stop by BOOK IT! before midnight, March 10th and check out their reading tips.
  • Then come back and mention one of them  in comments. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 2 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.
  • Follow Island Life on Twitter.
  • Tweet this giveaway.
  • Become a Facebook Fan.
  • Place our button in your sidebar.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to BOOK IT!

This giveaway is open to anyone who’s lucky to have a Pizza Hut nearby. Good luck!

This post was written for Pizza Hut and the BOOK IT! Program who provided the item for review and giveaway. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product. By entering this giveaway, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree to our disclosure policy.

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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440 Responses to “Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! Program ($20 Gift Card Giveaway)”
  1. 401
    Susan Smith says:

    During reading Hold the books so your child can see the illustrations.

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    Susan Smith says:

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    Lori C. says:

    One of the suggestions was to allow time for discussion. I sometimes forget how important that step is.

  4. 404
    Lori C. says:

    subscribe to feeds

  5. 405
    Lori C. says:

    follow on twitter (ladcraig)

  6. 406
    Lori C. says:

    facebook fan

  7. 407
    Jimmy says:

    One of the tips: “Hold the books so your child can see the illustrations.

  8. 408
    Valeen N says:

    I like the tip to ‘Explain words and ideas you think your child might not understand’. It is so simple, yet easily forgotten that their vocabulary may not be our vocabulary.

  9. 409
    Gianna says:

    Introduce any information that may be necessary to facilitate understanding of the story.

  10. 410
    dreeg says:

    Preview the book and practice reading it with fluency and expression.

  11. 411
    julie cutshaw says:

    my tweet thanks
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  12. 412
    Maja Meza says:

    kids should see the pictures

  13. 413
    trixx says:

    One great tip is to explain words and ideas you think your child might not understand

  14. 414
    Maja Meza says:


  15. 415
    trixx says:

    I’m a feed subscriber

  16. 416
    R Hicks says:

    One of their tips for during reading is to explain words and ideas you think your child might not understand.

  17. 417
    R Hicks says:

    subscribe to you via email

  18. 418
    R Hicks says:

    follow you on twitter


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    R Hicks says:


  20. 420
    R Hicks says:

    facebook fan of you

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  21. 421
    R Hicks says:

    have your button

  22. 422
    R Hicks says:

    blogged giveaway

  23. 423
    christopher h says:

    ‘explain words and ideas your child might not understand’

  24. 424
    Annemarie says:

    I like: Draw attention to the illustrations and features of the text.

  25. 425
    Sherry A. Gilland says:
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  26. 426
    Heather says:

    Read fluently and expressively
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday! =-.

  27. 427
    Auriette says:

    Before you start reading, set the scene. Introduce the title, author, and illustrator, and discuss any information that may be necessary to facilitate understanding of the story.
    .-= Auriette´s last blog ..Would you like a free Oreck Vacuum? =-.

  28. 428
    Chrysa says:

    Pause occasionally to revisit predictions, express curiosity, or comment on something interesting.
    .-= Chrysa´s last blog ..Dyson DC24 Vacuum 50% Off Sale!!! =-.

  29. 429
    Chrysa says:

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed in my Google Reader.
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  30. 430
    Chrysa says:

    I have your button on my blog:
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  31. 431
    Chrysa says:

    I’m following you on Twitter (I’m @ThriftyJinxy).
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  32. 432
    Veronica Garrett says:

    Plan an introduction-find links to personal experiences.

  33. 433
    Justine says:

    I checked out Book it and one of their reading tips is to introduce the Title, Author, and Illustrator…

  34. 434
    Sand says:

    After reading retell the story or reread it to enhance comprehension.

  35. 435
    Justine says:

    I am following you via twitter


  36. 436
    Justine says:

    I tweeted

  37. 437
    Justine says:

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  38. 438
    Lily Kwan says:

    One of the reading tips is introduce the title, author, and illustrator before reading.

  39. 439
    Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your feed.

  40. 440
    Lily Kwan says:

    I follow you on Facebook.