Get Students Excited
About Reading!

Designed to support educators with
the management, assessment, and motivation of independent reading.

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Sandy Taylor – 5th Grade, Tynan Elementary, Boston, MA

What is Book Taco?

Online K-8 Independent Reading Management & Rewards Program

Book Taco is a highly engaging, interactive program where teachers can administer, assess and motivate student independent reading. Looking for an affordable alternative to Accelerated Reader®? You’ve come to the right place!

Book Taco offers a lot more than just book quizzes!

  • Over 30,000+ reading comprehension quizzes (English and Spanish)
    – Taken anytime, anywhere OR in-school only feature
    – Customize settings – passing grade, retries and specific day availability
    – Text-to-Speech quiz accommodation (English and Spanish)
  • NEW Book Talk Videos (Microsoft PC/Tablets w/ Chrome browser only)
  • Writing opportunities – students write about the books they read
  • Vocabulary – interactive learning modules focused on long-term retention
  • Suite of printables for both fiction and nonfiction
  • Interactive student reading log for daily accountability
  • Robust interactive book finder
  • Custom book list creation perfect for themed units, contests, summer
  • Over 30+ highly engaging activities
  • Student & teacher avatars and virtual reading pet
  • Certified Lexile Partner
  • Promotes reading culture inclusive for all student learning styles
  • Robust reporting with school/district Super Users
  • NEW Word Count and Page Count reports


Each activity, lesson and module within Book Taco aligns with individual state and Common Core State Standards.

Select by standard and grade.

Student Dashboard!

Our student dashboard keeps students on track and working independently.

Manage Reading Success

Book Taco strives to be inclusive of all the student learning styles and we go far beyond just reading comprehension quizzes.

Reading Pet!

Book Taco provides the ultimate positive reinforcement platform where educators can praise and reward positive behavior and challenge students to read more books.

Book Talk

NEW! Student generated video response with the goal of sharing thoughts and feelings about a book or an attempt to persuade others to read the book. Book Talks invigorate reading, promote public speaking & collaboration, and foster student voice.

PLEASE NOTE: Book Talk ONLY works on PCs in the Chrome browser

Sustained Engagement

Book Taco’s gamified approach focuses on sustained engagement. Our game page features a best-in-class suite of logic, strategy, sports and adventure games where the high scorer’s personal avatar is showcased ratcheting up the competitiveness and capturing the learner’s interest in a fun, familiar environment.

*Our game page is completely customizable allowing educators the option of turning On/Off individual games or disabling the entire suite of games. There is also a Weekends Only setting.

Robust Analytics

Whether you’re administering a state student choice award program, school reading list, Battle of the Books competition or summer reading initiative, Book Taco provides the perfect interactive platform for tracking, assessing, and motivating student participation.

Teacher Testimonials

”We are currently using Book Taco as our reading program and our students love Book Taco, especially the ability to personalize their own accounts with avatars and curate their own booklists with titles they want to read, not just books based on a dot color. Our campus has used other reading programs in the past but dropped them due to the extremely high price tag. Book Taco is very reasonably priced and full of engaging, skill building activities and resources. I have been very pleased with Book Taco and look forward to great results from our students.”

Melissa Handley – Library Media Specialist, Fort Worth, TX

”Establishing a strong love for reading within our students paired with comprehension and analytics is very important to our school. Book Taco allowed us to easily track and compare how our students were pacing and meeting their reading goals through a fun and interactive environment. We value the data we are able to collect from Book Taco as well as how customer service focused they are!”

Carly Bonomo – Resource Management Associate, Double Branch Elementary

Get started in 3 easy steps.

Book Taco is easy to set up & maintain!

Add Students

  • Individual student accounts
  • 24/7 cross platform access
  • Large enrollment automation
  • Intuitive interface
  • Clever SSO integration
  • Set student reading goals

Power of Customization

  • Quiz setting options
  • Turn learning modules on/off
  • Teachers can credit/reward students for:
    • Printables
    • Participation
    • Printables completed

Oversee Participation

  • Student and classroom results
  • Reports highlight failing grades
  • Print and share reports
  • Searchable database
  • Message class or individual

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