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 £3.00 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 11-13-year-olds and carefully selected by a panel of experts. The programme is aimed primarily at Year 7 and Year 8 students but can be extended to children of other ages.
Here are the brilliant Bookbuzz books for 2016-17
'I can only advocate the positive use of Bookbuzz. Some of our students have never received a book as a gift before or own a book at home. Students enjoy the process of choosing their own book. It is an excellent scheme.' (School Librarian)
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. (Mainstream schools will receive 2 sets of all core titles. Special schools will receive 1 set of core, and 2 sets of accessible titles)
- 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.
In 2015-16, 52% of students stated that taking part in Bookbuzz had made them enjoy reading more, while 45% said Bookbuzz had helped them to feel more confident about reading books.
Registration for Bookbuzz 2016-17 is now closed.