1 October 2021

During the Hook into Books campaign, we’re asking you to tell us how you would ‘hook the unhooked’ into books, reading and storytelling.

Image: Young boy reading in bed looking back at the camera. Hook Into Books logo on the bottom corner.

Reading is one of the most important ways to develop the mind, encourage creativity and embrace imagination. Not only because it’s one of the most effective ways to learn but because it's accessible to all and does not discriminate or divide.  

Books can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape who we are and who we become. The most powerful books can change our lives forever. However, not every book hooks us; Francis Bacon said it best:  

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”  

Some fantastic Australian authors have shared with us how they were Hooked Into Books in the below videos. You can find all our Hook into Books videos here!

If you love to jump in front of the camera and have a book you are bursting to tell us about, why not create your own vlog and share it on Instagram or Facebook?

Be sure to hashtag #LifeWithoutBarriers and #HookIntoBooks and tag the below accounts!

Thank you to our Hook into Books partners

Life Without Barriers acknowledges that we do not do the work of supporting children, young people and their carers in isolation. In fact, a lot of amazing work is happening around the country. That's why in 2022, we have partnered with Berry Street and Key Assets, both providers of out-of-home care services, to further share the love of Hook into Books.

We can all support children and young people to love stories and storytelling, and we are honoured to be walking this journey together to touch more lives and enhance literacy for more kids! 

Berry Street logo and Key Assets Australia logo.

Take the time to check out The Children’s Book Council of Australia's Reading Time.

The Children's Book Council of Australia has a long history of reviewing Australian children's books. Reading Time Online includes reviews, interviews with established and emerging authors and illustrators, and speeches from award winners. You will also find booklists, articles on topics of interest to the children's book world, guest blog posts and more.

Image: Mother and young daughter reading a book in a book room.

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