in The Book of Hopes

Me in 'The Book of Hopes'

The Book of Hopes, a new compilation project led by author Katherine Rundell, features stories, poems, illustrations and non-fiction pieces from over 100 contributors from the children’s book world including Axel Scheffler, Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson, Francesca Simon and Swapna Haddow.

The collection is hosted on the website of the National Literacy Trust and is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers and all those working in hospitals to protect us: they are the stuff that wild, heroic tales are made of.

A hardback copy of the book is available to purchase too. Proceeds from sales of the book go to NHS Charities.

Activities to help children find their voice and build confidence through poetry based on the poem ‘Me’, by Swapna Haddow, can now be found on the National Literacy Trust’s website as part of ‘The Book of Hopes’ recovery curriculum resources.

Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2020
Shortlisted for
The Waterstones Book of the Year 2020

The Sunday Times Book of the Week
The Times ‘Children’s Book of the Week’
October 2020

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Date: October 2020
Editor: Katherine Rundell
ISBN: 9781526629883

You can read The Book of Hopes for FREE with The National Literacy Agency:


Alternatively, you can purchase The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain from your local independent bookshop.