Children’s author Katherine Rundell introduces original poems, The Hope Tree - Illustration: Axel Schefflerstories and illustrations from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators including Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson, Anthony Horowitz and Axel Scheffler in a new collection of stories and poems and essays and drawings - including cats and hares and plastic-devouring caterpillars, doodles and flowers, revolting and beautiful poems, and stories of space travel and new shoes and dragons.

You can download The Book of Hopes (PDF) from the National Literacy Trust

"It’s 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 ..." says Katherine Rundell.

You might also want to visit the family zone on the National Literacy Trust website for more links to literary resources in this time of school closures.