The Book of Hopes

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I’m so honoured to be part of Katherine Rundell’s new collection of poems, stories and art called ‘The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown‘.

Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection edited by Katherine Rundell, features stories, poems, essays and pictures and 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, Jacqueline Wilson, Swapna Haddow – and Katherine herself.

You can read Katherine’s article and her inspiration behind the collection in The Guardian here.

Here is my poem from the collection:

You can have a go at writing your own ‘Me’ poem using this template.

The Book of Hopes collection, published by Bloomsbury, and hosted by the National Literacy Trust is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working tirelessly in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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