What is Book Taco?

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

Book Taco offers a lot more than just book quizzes!

  • Over 16,000 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)
  • 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
  • Custom book list creation perfect for themed units, contests, summer
  • Student avatars and virtual reading pets
  • Certified Lexile Partner
  • Promotes reading culture inclusive for all student learning styles
  • Robust reporting with school/district Super Users

Celebrate Reading Success!

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

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 intergration

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

Incentive Badges

Book Taco strives to ignite reading excitement! We are continually updating the program to get your students more engaged

Every student. Every book.

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.

Reading Logs


  • Gamified platform
  • Sustained engagement
  • Student voice
  • Broader participation
Book Counter


  • Select program
  • Create account
  • Register students
  • Get started!
Reading Rewards


  • Earn game coins
  • Robust game page
  • Progress indicators
  • Celebrate success!

Book Taco 2018-2019 Book Award Program Lists