EDITED by author Katherine
Rundell, The Book of Hopes is a collection of stories, poems and pictures to comfort, entertain and inspire, from over 100 children’s authors and illustrators, including Greg James and Chris Smith, Onjali Q Raúf and Anthony Horowitz.
If you’re feeling anxious about returning to school, you can read the stories for free on the National Literacy Trust website – literacytrust. org.uk/bookofhopes – or it will be available in bookstores, published by Bloomsbury, next month.
Head to page 332 to give The Incredible Instant Joke-Creating Machine a whirl, or Consider
the Dung Beetle on page 92!