Why schools love Bookbuzz

"Bookbuzz is an amazing way to get students excited about books." – Librarian

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This popular reading programme for secondary schools has been specially developed by BookTrust to encourage young people to get reading.

With over 1,200 schools joining the programme each year, Bookbuzz is supporting practitioners and librarians in meeting their reading for pleasure objectives, bringing reading to life and inspiring students to become lifelong readers.

Here’s what schools already using the programme are saying: 

  • "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
  • "To get books into the hands of students who may not have books at home was the best part about Bookbuzz." – English teacher
  • "Bookbuzz titles are chosen with both Year 7 and Year 8 in mind, so we've used Pupil Premium funding to keep our Year 8 Pupil Premium students reading. We were blown away by their enthusiastic response! … they are genuinely excited about getting to choose and read their own books." – Librarian
  • "Bookbuzz really does help create that ‘buzz’ about reading. From the moment we tell Year 7 students that they will get to choose their own book to keep, excitement fills the air." – Head of English
  • "On receiving his Bookbuzz book [one Year 7’s] tutor noted that he was reading it during silent reading in form time … and has been finding corners in the corridors to read because he is enjoying it so much! The Bookbuzz scheme has clearly engaged this ‘reluctant reader’ and proves it's getting the right book into the right hands." – Librarian

Bookbuzz is all about giving students a choice to find a book they’ll enjoy. Here’s what students say about the programme:

  • "Bookbuzz means you can find different books you never knew existed that you like."
  • "When I read my Bookbuzz book I feel part of something."
  • "It has motivated me to read more often and choose books that I wouldn’t usually choose to read."

Each year we see schools sharing about the programme on social media: 

"Year 7 students were excited to receive their free Bookbuzz choices! At Wellacre, we encourage all students to read for pleasure and support literacy skills and progress through a variety of initiatives..."


"Look what arrived today! Our little Bookbuzz collection! Thank you so much BookTrust, the Y7 @PGHSGirls will love these!"

"We are excited to announce that our school is participating in BookTrust's Bookbuzz programme, a fantastic initiative aimed at promoting a love for reading among children."

Why not join in this year – using the hashtag #MyBookbuzz.

Read the blog: How Bookbuzz encouraged independent reading in my school

Read the blog: Getting the right books into students' hands 

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