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The Book of Hopes


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First published online to comfort, inspire and entertain children during lockdown, Katherine Rundell's collection of over 100 works from the best authors and illustrators of children's books has been read by almost half a million people. A donation from the sale of each book will go to NHS Charities Together

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The Book of Hopes contributors (alphabetically by first name) are: Abi Elphinstone, A.F. Harrold, Aisha Bushby, Alex T. Smith, Alex Wheatle, Andy Shepherd, Anna James, Annabel Pitcher, Anthony Horowitz, Anthony McGowan, Axel Scheffler, Ben Bailey Smith, Carim Nahaboo, Catherine Doyle, Catherine Johnson, Catherine Rayner, Cerrie Burnell, Chris Haughton, Chris Mould, Chris Riddell, Chris Smith, Clementine Beauvais, Daniel Egneus, Danny Wallace, David Almond, David Roberts, David Solomons, David Tazzyman, Ed Clarke, Ed Vere, Emily Fox, Emily Gravett, Emily Sutton, Emma Chichester Clark, Emma Yarlett, Fiona Woodcock, Fleur Hitchcock, Francesca Simon, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Geraldine McCaughrean, Gillian Cross, Greg James, Harriet Muncaster, Hilary McKay, Isabel Thomas, Jack Noel, Jackie Morris, Jacqueline Wilson, James Campbell, Jane Ray, Jasbinder Bilan, Jenny McLachlan, Jessica Townsend, Jessie Burton, Jim Smith, Jo Cotterill, Jonny Duddle, Joseph Coelho, Joseph Elliott, Kate Pankhurst, Katherine Rundell, Katherine Woodfine, Katie Abey, Katie Tsang, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Kevin Tsang, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Laura Ellen Anderson, Laura Hughes, Lauren Child, Lauren St John, L.D. Lapinski, Lisa Thompson, Lissa Evans, Liz Pichon, Lorraine Gregory, Louie Stowell, Lydia Monks, Marcia Williams, Marianne Levy, Marie-Alice Harel, Mark Haddon, Maz Evans, Melissa Castrillon, M. G. Leonard, Michael Morpurgo, Michelle Magorian, Michelle Paver, Nick Lake, Nicola Skinner, Nizrana Farook, Onjali Q. Rauf, Pamela Butchart, Patience Agbabi, Patrick Ness, Peter Bunzl, Petr Horacek, Philip Ardagh, Piers Torday, P.J. Lynch, Polly Dunbar, Polly Ho-Yen, Rebecca Cobb, Rikin Parekh, Rob Biddulph, Robin Stevens, Ross MacKenzie, Ross Montgomery, R.S. McKay, Rutendo Tavengerwei, Sally Gardner, Sally Nicholls, Sam Copeland, Sam Usher, Sara Ogilvie, Sarah Crossan, Sarah McIntyre, Sarah Massini, SF Said, Sharna Jackson, Sharon Davey, Sibeal Pounder, Sita Brahmachari, Sophie Anderson, Sophie Dahl, Stephanie Burgis, Steven Lenton, Susie Day, Swapna Haddow, Thomas Taylor, Tom Percival, Vashti Hardy, William Sutcliffe, Yasmeen Ismail, Zana Fraillon.


We need happy endings now more than ever ... This book will sustain you * Sunday Times CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK *
Rundell is as persuasive as she is talented ... These joyous gobbets, all beautifully snappy, are perfect for a bus journey to school or a golly-is-that-the-time bedtime literary scamper * The Times CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK *
This is a tasting menu of small but sumptuous confections, all uplifting in simple or complex ways * TLS *
Hope is needed as never before so three cheers too for Katherine Rundell and the children's authors and artists who contributed to her anthology The Book of Hopes * Books for Keeps *
An anthology on the theme of hope ... it includes a rich range of images, poetry, stories and non-fiction * Stories to charm on endless days, Sunday Times *
The stories and poems celebrate animals, nature, courage, kindness and books. They include tales about finding friends or overcoming fears, and many have surprising twists or jokes, with illustrations that suggest anticipation or happiness... This book will sustain you * Children's Book of the Week, The Sunday Times *
Hope is needed as never before so three cheers too for Katherine Rundell and the children's authors and artists who contributed to her anthology The Book of Hopes * Book For Keeps *
It has something for almost every young reader * The Herald *
a gorgeous collection of words and pictures that gifted many readers a ray of sunshine to move forward, to make sense of the world, or to get through the day * Waterstones *
An outstanding anthology with contributions from over 100 contemporary children's authors and illustrators, The Book of Hopes should be on bookshelves in every home and school. * LoveReading4Kids *
uplifting * 30 best children's books for Christmas 2020, iNews *
These stories show that imagination can be a shelter, provide hope, make us laugh, smile and help us to see some light - much needed! * Books for Giving 2020, Books for Keeps *
a book full of comforting words and pictures to inspire and entertain ... it's one for your bookshelf, now and always * Best Ever Christmas *
a handsome hardback full of treats. With its sprightly poems and pictures, fairytales and furry friends, it's the perfect place to take shelter when the outside world feels dark and overwhelming * Books of the Year, Guardian *
no child should be without The Book of Hopes * Sweet dreams guaranteed, The Daily Telegraph *
A glorious collection of stories written by some of our favourite authors and illustrations as a way to get us all through it ... Should be on every family's Christmas list * Dandelion *
a handsome Christmas hardback * The best children's books of 2020 for all ages, Observer *
This collection of stories, poems and pictures is full of possibility, optimism and joy ... This special book will make you smile, not least because it is helping to raise money for NHS Charities Together * 5 Books For Your Christmas List, The Week Junior *

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