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The Book of Hopes

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I hope you are keeping safe and well.  You might like to take a look at this online book which was released today.

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown.  It is edited by Katherine Rundell, who has written a number of great books for children.

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.

The book can be accessed here:

If you are having trouble accessing the book, you can use the link below:


You can also access the latest copy of First News here

First News 24-30 April

Best wishes