Bookbuzz 2019

Get your students excited about reading. Bookbuzz is a reading programme for ages 11-13 that helps you support reading for pleasure in your school.

Bookbuzz students with their books 

All this for just £3 per student:

One book for every student to take home and keep

With 17 exciting titles to choose from, students will find something they love whatever their interest or ability. The books have been chosen by an expert panel including school librarians, teachers and children's booksellers.

34 brilliant books for your school

From this year, every Bookbuzz school will get two copies of each book to keep, to help you boost your school library or classroom.

Practical resources to help you bring reading to life in your school

To save you time and help you create a buzz about reading in your school, you will receive a launch pack, plus access to the Bookbuzz website. Both are packed with tips and ready-made resources, including posters, a film introducing the books, bookmarks and more.

Win an author visit

You could be in with a chance to win a visit from prize-winning author, Kwame Alexander, plus free books for your school, when you register for Bookbuzz by Thursday 4 July 2019. View the competition terms and conditions (PDF)

Why do students and practitioners love Bookbuzz?

'Bookbuzz is an amazing way to get students excited about books.' - Librarian
'Bookbuzz means you can find different books you never knew existed that you like.' - Student
'The lessons involving Bookbuzz have a wonderful atmosphere - firstly the opportunity for the pupils to choose a free book creates lots of excitement and then handing them out matches this.' - Librarian
'When I read my Bookbuzz book I feel part of something.' - Student

Why I love Bookbuzz, by a school librarian

Download our terms and conditions

Download our guide for school leaders and practioners

Find out more about Bookbuzz

Bookbuzz FAQs

If you have a question about Bookbuzz then check our FAQs


A helpful summary of dates for the coming year to help you run Bookbuzz in your school.

The Bookbuzz books

We couldn’t resist sharing the exciting books that will be on offer for Bookbuzz 2019. With a wide variety of titles, from non-fiction reads for curious minds, to fast paced page-turners...

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