Bookbuzz is a reading programme from BookTrust that aims to help schools inspire a love of reading in Year 7 and 8 students.
Participating schools give their students the opportunity to choose their own book to take home and keep from a list of 17 titles suitable for 11 to 13-year-olds. They are all carefully selected by a panel of experts to ensure quality and suitability. Bookbuzz is aimed primarily at Year 7 students, but it’s a fantastic opportunity to engage Year 8s with reading too.
Find everything you need to help your students get the most out of Bookbuzz.
Find out more about this year's Bookbuzz books. Which one will you choose?
Bookbuzz coordinators from signed-up Bookbuzz schools can login to find guides, resources and the Bookbuzz film.
Go to the registered coordinators' area
Access all the tools you need to run Bookbuzz in your school this year, including the author film, guides and resources.
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Bookbuzz really works
Our surveys found that coordinators were very positive about the impact the Bookbuzz programme has had on students, with particularly for students frequency of reading and attitudes.
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School Library Pack
School Library Pack is available free to any school or education provider in England with Year 7 students. It aims to support staff to create a reading culture that encourages students to discuss what they are reading and join in activities.