The Book of Hopes

Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown


Recommended Reads

Whether you're an avid reader or a reluctant one, it can be tricky to know what book to choose next. Luckily for you, your wonderful teachers have made some suggestions to help you find you next midnight read.

All these books can be enjoyed by people of all ages (adults included), but we've grouped them into Key Stages as a rough guide.


by Martin Waddell

Owl Babies

A lovely story with wonderful illustrations.


Key Stage 1

by Jill Murphy

Peace at Last

Loved by children and their parents for decades.


Lower Key Stage 2


by Michael Morpurgo

Why the Whales Came

One of our most treasured authors writing about a wild and magical place not too far from home.

Upper Key Stage 2

by Natasha Farrant

The Children of Castle Rock

Mr Petty loves this gritty and realistic adventure in the great outdoors of the UK.