Booked Up

This programme is no longer running.

Booked Up was a national programme that ran for five years from 2007 - 2011.

Booked Up gave every 11-year-old in England the chance to choose a free book during their first term at secondary school. The aim of the programme was to support and encourage reading for pleasure and independent choice. Year 7 students chose their free book from a list of specially selected titles.

During its five years, Booked Up distributed over 3.25 million books to children across England.

Booked Up girls reading

Booked Up was run by Book Trust, funded by the Department for Education, and generously supported by children's book publishers.

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