Get year 7s and 8s excited about reading again


The 17 books, carefully selected by Bookbuzz's panel of experts, ensures the programme is fully inclusive and offers something for every student. It is designed to be flexible and work alongside the English Department’s existing reading strategy. Bookbuzz offers students the element of choice, allowing them to find the right book for them and get excited about books and reading.

In Bookbuzz 2018, the award-winning Ross Mackenzie brings you his new book Shadowsmith (Floris Books), the amazing Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell feature with Fortunately, the Milk (Bloomsbury,) the 2010 Blue Peter Book Award winner Ali Sparkes with Car-Jacked (Oxford University Press) and Bus Stop Baby (Piccadilly Press) by Fleur Hitchcock whose title Murder in Midwinter was last year’s top choice. 
Laura Kinsella, Director of English, Kingsthorpe College said: “For us, Bookbuzz really does help create that “buzz” about reading. From the moment we tell year 7 students that they will get to choose their very own book to keep, excitement fills the air. As an English department, we want nothing more than to see our students become enthusiastic readers and what better way to do that than for them to take ownership of their reading journey.”
Diana Gerald, CEO, BookTrust said: “Choice is a key element to reading, but sometimes finding the right book can be overwhelming with so many options. Bookbuzz is a wonderful way to help boost reading for pleasure in your school, offering students a list of fantastic books and tools that help them make that most important decision on what they actually want to read.” 
Bookbuzz titles to choose from:
• Amazing Animals by Guinness World Records
• Shadowsmith by Ross MacKenzie
• Accidental Superstar by Marianne Levy
• Bus Stop Baby by Fleur Hitchcock
• Defenders: Killing Ground by Tom Palmer
• Boris Babysits by Sam Lloyd
• The Mystery of Me by Karen McCombie
• Sky Dancer by Gill Lewis
• Car-Jacked by Ali Sparkes
• Zebra Crossing Soul Song by Sita Brahmachari
• Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman & illustrated by Chris Riddell
• The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
• Chasing Danger by Sara Grant
• The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan
• The Guggenheim Mystery by Robin Stevens
• Haunt: Dead Scared by Curtis Jobling
• Oi Frog! by Kes Gray & Jim Field
May 2018