Hooks into Books

Hooks into Books

Exciting and engaging books chosen for their potential to help you have some fun, play with language, illustrate, act out, investigate and create!

Hooks into Books is a great focus for your Reading for Pleasure strategy, and can be used to raise the status of books and reading across your school or setting. Short on time to find the perfect books for your class? Our team carefully select from the thousands of children’s books published each year and develop information and activities to create packs of seven books for each Key Stage available on subscription. These books can be used as a focus for Reading for Pleasure and to constantly refresh your bookshelves, as well as text around which a unit of work can be built or enriched.

Why not open your packs in a special assembly each term to really build excitement and raise the profile of these special books. Follow up with weekly reading assemblies to keep your children and staff hooked!

"The packs are great value for money - especially as they save teachers that thing that is most invaluable - time. They deliver new exciting texts matched well to each key stage and the interests of a wide range of children."


EY (0-3), FS (3-5), KS1 and KS2 Hooks into Books | £70 per term per key stage including P&P.

The packs include specially developed activities inspired by three of the books and information sheets for all the titles to help you explore them further with your group.

How to subscribe

Submit the form below to subscribe to Hooks into Books each term.

For more information about the packs or to read the Terms and Conditions please click here.

Contact the Learning team with any queries email learning@sevenstories.org.uk or call 0300 3301095 ext 213 F: 0191 261 0402

Hooks into Books CPD:

We can help you place Hooks into Books at the heart of your outstanding reading school.  CPD provides an ideal setting to explore more about Hooks Into Books and discover the benefits of having the packs in your school - both for teachers and pupils. This inspiring, practical and informative twilight session is an opportunity to:

• Get to know Seven Stories and what is on offer for your school
• Experience first hand the latest Hooks Into Books packs
• Find out how other schools have used Hooks Into Books packs to great success
• See how packs provide inspiration for activities right across school
• Replenish your book buzz!

"Great session! Very useful ideas for whole school and classroom, on how to inspire children to read more and become excited by the books" Nina Lawlor, Hylton Redhouse Primary School, Sunderland

"A very enjoyable evening with lots of great ideas" Teacher, Holy Trinity Primary School, South Shields

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Contact learning@sevenstories.org.uk on 0300 330 1095 to discuss your CPD needs.

Hooks into Books