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

The Book of Hopes is the brainchild of best selling childrens author Katherine Rundell, who edited this collection with contributions from more than 100 children’s writers and illustrators.

Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators such as Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson. We are particularly proud to see so many RCW authors contributing to this wonderful collection, including Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Lissa Evans, Aisha Bushby, Anna James, Catherine Doyle, Cerrie Burnell, Ed Clarke, Jack Noel, Joseph Elliott, Katie and Kevin Tsang, Kevin Crossley-Holland, L.D. Lapinski, Michelle Magorian, Ross Montgomery and Zana Fraillon.

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

Click here to read The Book of Hopes.

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