Bookbuzz 2023

Get your year 7 & 8 students excited about reading with Bookbuzz - our flagship programme for students aged 11 – 13, to support and encourage reading for pleasure in your school.

Registration for Bookbuzz 2023 has now closed. Look out for more information next year.

Books shown are from a previous year

For just £3.30 per student Bookbuzz provides:

A book for every student to choose, take home and keep

With a list of 16 fantastic titles to choose from, every student will find something they love whatever their interest or ability. The books have been selected by an expert panel including school librarians, teachers and children's booksellers.

Two extra copies of all these books for your school

Every school that registers for Bookbuzz will also get two copies of all 16 titles in their free Launch Pack. So that’s 32 extra books for your school library or classrooms.

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.

Bookbuzz students with their chosen booksWhen can I register?

Registration for Bookbuzz 2023 is now open and closes on 22 September 2023.

See our handy Bookbuzz timeline for your guide on the key dates.

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

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

From non-fiction reads for curious minds, to fast-paced page-turners, Bookbuzz has something for everyone.

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