Inspiring a love of books in secondary schools.

BookTrust works with teachers and librarians in England and Wales to deliver programmes for secondary schools that aim to generate excitement about books and cultivate long-lasting and positive attitudes towards reading. Our teaching resources are hugely popular with teachers and students as they encourage wider reading and support creative thinking and development.


The Bookbuzz programme supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure. Participating schools give their students the opportunity to choose their own book to keep from a list of 17 titles suitable for children in Year 7 or Year 8 and selected by a panel of experts.

School Library Pack

The School Library Pack is available free of charge to any school or education provider in England with Year 7 students. The programme aims to support staff to create a reading culture that reaches all students, encouraging students to discuss what they are reading and join in activities such as reading groups.

Beyond Booked Up

The Beyond Booked Up programme is aimed at pupils in both Year 7 and 8 and includes a range of accessible resources designed to help develop speaking, listening, writing and reading skills for 11- to 13-year-olds. All eligible schools will have been invited to take part and sent login details for the Beyond Booked Up website.

Letterbox Club

Letterbox Club focuses on improving the educational outlook for children aged 5-13 in foster families by providing them with a parcel of books, maths activities and educational materials every month for six months.

Updates for schools

Updates for schools

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Making a difference

Making a difference

BookTrust supports children and families to experience the joy of reading and its associated benefits. Find out more about the impact of our programmes and activities.