Story Hunters

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

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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? We will send you a link to the coordinators' area from 4 September.

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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.

'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

Start the Story

Start the Story for primary schools

Join BookTrust for a free afternoon event exploring how to engage your primary students, their families and the wider school community with reading for pleasure.

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.