From BookTrust

Resource type: Projects and programmes

Price band: ££

Key stage: KS3

Region(s): England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Bookbuzz is a book gifting programme designed to promote and support reading for pleasure during the transition to secondary school.

Schools sign up to give pupils in Years 7 and 8 the opportunity to choose a book from a curated selection of 16 titles to take home and keep. Schools are then able to buy discounted copies of the books to distribute to their students.

Participating schools also receive a range of resources to support delivery of the programme, including:

  • A Bookbuzz guide with tips and ideas on how to promote the programme in school, as well as information on all the books to enable staff to scaffold and guide pupils in their book choices.
  • Two additional copies of each of the year’s Bookbuzz titles for the school library.
  • A range of online resources, including author videos and powerpoint slide decks.
  • Bookmarks and posters.
  • Access to the Bookbuzz Student Zone for all pupils.


  • Registration for Bookbuzz is now open and closes on 20th September 2024.
  • Early Bird registration closes on 17th May 2024.
  • Book ordering opens on 9th September until 18th October 2024.
  • Books are delivered to schools by the end of the autumn term.

Cost: £3.45 per student. Schools buy as many books as they need.

About BookTrust: BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, providing books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading across every region in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Literacy Hive Likes:

  • Each Bookbuzz collection is chosen by an independent panel of book experts, including teachers and school librarians.
  • The books are carefully selected to ensure that there is something to suit all interests and reading levels, including dyslexia friendly options.
  • Bookbuzz champions pupil’s own choice and promotes positive interactions around books and reading.
  • Provides pupils who may not have access to books at home with their own book to keep.

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