Welcome to Bookbuzz

Bookbuzz is a reading programme from BookTrust that aims to help schools inspire a love of reading in 11 to 13-year-olds.

Participating schools give their students the opportunity to choose their own book to take home and keep from a list of 17 titles. They are all carefully selected by a panel of experts to ensure quality, suitability and to encourage reading for pleasure.

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About Bookbuzz

Find out how Bookbuzz can get your Year 7 and 8 students excited about reading.

Student zone

Find out more more about this year's Bookbuzz books and authors. Which one will you choose?


Bookbuzz coordinators from signed-up Bookbuzz schools can login to find guides, resources and the Bookbuzz film.

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Bookbuzz really works

Bookbuzz research and evaluation

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.

Bookbuzz on Twitter

  • Hey, #MyBookbuzz schools - have your students entered our Design a Book Cover competition yet? You can find the details in the Student Zone - the closing date is 3 February, so don't miss out... https://t.co/Kuur31iGcP 32 days ago
  • Hey, #MyBookbuzz schools! Have you entered your students into the Design a Book Cover competition yet? Make sure you check out the details in the Student Zone or Coordinators area! https://t.co/JmsP1bZcTY 33 days ago
  • Hey, #MyBookbuzz schools! Don't forget to submit your students' entries to our Design a Book Cover competition - you can find all the details in the students zone and co-ordinator area! https://t.co/OexaD0eKn2 34 days ago
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Latest resources


Browse our latest tools for teachers, ranging from activities to lesson plans.