Beyond Booked Up

Beyond Booked Up is an exciting programme providing free resources to secondary schools with significant numbers of students who are eligible for free school meals.

The programme aims to inspire a love of reading in Year 7 and 8 students through engagement with high quality writing across a range of formats.

Schools taking part in Beyond Booked Up will receive free sets of termly resources to help engage students with reading for pleasure. The resources include free books for your Year 7 students through Bookbuzz, introductions to graphic novels, play scripts, myths and legends, performance poetry and short stories.

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Resources are designed to:

  • enable practitioners to engage students with reading for pleasure
  • engage students with reading for pleasure through a variety of high quality written formats
  • support students’ development as independent readers
  • develop a love of reading amongst students

If you have a query about Beyond Booked Up please email

Beyond Booked Up is in it's final year and the final set of resources have now been sent to schools. BookTrust supports Secondary schools in a range of ways visit our Practitioners pages for more information.

Bookbuzz 2018

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More for your secondary school

Find out about our programmes

Find out what BookTrust has to offer your secondary school.

  • Bookbuzz

    Bookbuzz aims to inspire a love of reading in Year 7 and 8 students.

  • School Library Pack

    Over 40 free books to boost your library and encourage students to try different types of books.

  • Special School Library Pack

    A free pack of accessible titles which we hope will be useful for special schools