Bookbuzz logo

Bookbuzz is a reading programme from BookTrust that supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure, independent choice and develop a whole school reading culture.


Find out more about Bookbuzz

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) 

 3 boys reading in school library

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.


Visit the Bookbuzz website to find out more

 Find out about other BookTrust opportunities for your secondary school

Free events for schools!

This November, BookTrust invites KS2 teachers and Literacy coordinators to free events across the country. Join BookTrust for an exciting free afternoon event, exploring great new books, ideas and initiatives to get your students reading for pleasure.