Bookbuzz is a reading programme from Booktrust that supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure, independent choice and develop a whole school reading culture.
Thanks to the support of children's publishers, schools are able to purchase the Bookbuzz programme at the greatly subsidised cost of £2.50 per participating student.
Participating schools give their students the opportunity to choose their own book to keep from a list of 17 titles suitable for 11-year-olds and carefully selected by a panel of experts. The programme is aimed primarily at Year 7 students but can be extended to children of other ages.
Each Bookbuzz school receives:
- A book and bookmark for every participating student to keep
- Two sets of the Bookbuzz books for your school library and staff room
- A guide to using the programme to develop a whole school reading culture and, new this year, a whole school approach to writing including good practice case studies, tools to support your planning, and ideas for writing projects based on the Bookbuzz books.
- Access to a website packed with a wealth of information for you and your students, including extracts from the books, a film featuring the Bookbuzz authors, downloadable resources and exclusive competitions.
Bookbuzz was launched in 2012, when over 200,000 students in almost 1,400 schools took part and got the buzz for books and reading.
Register your school
Registration for Bookbuzz 2013 is now open.
The programme is run by Booktrust and supported by children's book publishers.