The HELL Reading Challenge

The HELL Reading Challenge is a well-established programme, now in its fourth 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 2017 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 Hell Reading Challenge 2017 How To Manual here

Schools and libraries can register and order pizza wheels at https://goo.gl/forms/Reading Challenge registration form

Download the 2017 HELL Reading Challenge poster here



2017 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 2017

HELL Reading Challenge ends: 3 December 2017


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.