The Book of Hopes

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

The Book of Hopes is a beautiful free online book full of treasures! Look out for the funny poem ‘Hope’ by Anthony Horowitz, ‘Say Something Nice’ by A.F.Harrold and the moving ‘A Song of Gladness’ by Michael Morpurgo. See if you understand the message of ‘Bag for Life’ by Joseph Elliot. Right, I’m off to go and read the rest! Let me know what you think. Enjoy.

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.

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