The HELL Reading Challenge is a well-established programme, now in its fifth year, which has been hugely successful in getting kids reading and enjoying the pleasures of stories — with the bonus of free pizza rewards.
We are very excited to be continuing our partnership with HELL Pizza. Their enthusiasm for children’s reading and generous ongoing commitment is awesome.
Teachers, librarians and parents have been telling us how the HELL Reading Challenge has hooked so many reluctant readers into books. We are thrilled about that, and in 2018 we want even more young readers to discover the thrill of a great book.
The HELL Reading Challenge is free, and it is so easy! Children receive a stamp on their pizza wheel for each book they read, and once seven books have been read they can redeem their pizza wheel for a free 333 kids’ pizza at HELL.
To find out more about how it works, download the 2018 HELL Reading Challenge manual here
Schools and libraries can register and order pizza wheels here
- If you are registering for the first time you will go in the draw to win a set of the finalist books in this year’s New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
- Returning schools and libraries will also be rewarded with a chance to win sets of the finalist books after the shortlist of the 2018 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults is announced on 6 June.
If you have any enquiries about the 2018 HELL Reading Challenge, please email readingchallenge@nzbookawards.
2018 HELL Reading Challenge – Key dates
Registrations are open now, and you can sign on any time during the year
HELL Reading Challenge begins: 1 March 2018
HELL Reading Challenge ends: 3 December 2018
The New Zealand Book Awards Trust is very grateful to HELL Pizza for their sponsorship of the Reading Challenge. For more information on HELL and our other funders, click here.