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The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

Date: Tuesday, 12th May 2020 | Category: General

Award-winning children’s author, Katherine Rundell, launched The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown at the end of April, which is now hosted exclusively on the National Literacy Trust website, follow this link to Family Zone.

Completely free for all children and families, the book is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine herself.

The Book of Hopes aims to comfort, inspire and encourage children during lockdown through delight, new ideas, ridiculous jokes and heroic tales. There are true accounts of cats and hares and plastic-devouring caterpillars; there are doodles and flowers; revolting poems and beautiful poems; and there are stories of space travel and new shoes and dragons.

The collection is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals. Bloomsbury intends to publish a gift book based on the project to be published in the autumn in support of NHS Charities Together.

Please see todays BBC coverage of the The Book of Hopes here.