The Book of Hopes
Michael Morpurgo is just one of more than 100 people who have contributed to an amazing new book, The Book of Hopes which he hopes will lift people's spirits during the lockdown. Children's author Katherine Rundell came up with the idea for the book to inspire children during the coronavirus pandemic. The contributions can be read and seen for free on the National Literacy Trust's website. It's hoped it will be eventually published to raise money for NHS charities.
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, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.
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. Please visit @KidsBloomsbury for further updates on this.
There are some incredible pieces of writing for you to read with or to your children. Enjoy!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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