Kate DiCamillo to Partner With the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program

By Maryann Yin Comment

Flora & Ulysses Cover (GalleyCat)Kate DiCamillo has established a partnership with the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! reading program. This year, the BOOK IT! team plans to create classroom resources, educator printables, and online materials inspired by DiCamillo’s novel Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.

Candlewick Press published this middle grade book, which features illustrations by K.G. Campbell, in September 2013. It went on to earn DiCamillo her second Newbery Medal in 2014.

Here’s more from the press release: “BOOK IT! is simple, flexible, fun and free to use in the classroom. Running every school year from October 1 through March 31, the goal of the program – available for children from kindergarten through sixth grade – is to foster a love of reading. Students who meet monthly reading goals set by their teacher receive a Reading Award Certificate to redeem at participating Pizza Hut locations for a one-topping Personal Pan Pizza and a Passport to Reading Award.”