Story Hunters

Want to help struggling or reluctant readers? Take Year 4 children on a reading adventure with Story Hunters.

Reading for pleasure can have a dramatic impact on a child's educational outcomes and wellbeing. To encourage that love of reading, every pupil signed up to Story Hunters will get a monthly personalised pack of books and activities, for a six-month period. Every pack will include at least two carefully chosen books, plus engaging games and resources that children can share with their families - a rewarding way to make the most of pupil premium and build home-school links.

It’s all based on our award-winning Letterbox Club model, which has been running for over ten years.

Already signed up? The coordinators' area will be available for you to login in September.


In this section

How does Story Hunters work?

All the details on how you can use the Story Hunters packs to get your pupils loving reading.

Pilot school feedback

Over 300 students tested out the brand-new Story Hunters in 2016. Here's what they thought of the programme.

FAQs about Story Hunters

Answers to your frequently asked questions about Story Hunters.

Coordinators' area

If you have signed up to Story Hunters, please login from early September to access the full range of resources, templates and information.

'The students have said it makes them feel really special to have a parcel delivered to them personally, and it makes them try harder with reading.' Gillian Parr, Year 4 teacher, Appleton Academy

'Parents were astounded with the resources and the quality of them, and they were very excited.' Nida Jamil, Year 4 teacher

Read our full Story Hunters pilot evaluation report

Download the PDF to read the full analysis.

Other programmes for primary schools

Ant Club

Get carried away with words

The Ant Club is our free reading for pleasure programme for targeted primary schools designed to boost confidence and inspire a love of reading in Reception and Year 1 pupils.

Pori Drwy Stori

An exciting universal programme

Pori Drwy Stori is the national programme for Reception-aged children in Wales, brought to you by BookTrust Cymru. It is fully bilingual and is funded by Welsh Government.

Time to Read

There's no present like time

Let's read more with children, whatever their age - because brilliant things happen when families find Time to Read. Every four-year-old in England will get a free book to enjoy and share this September, through our Time to Read initiative.