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Seven Stories is the National Centre for Children’s Books. We select original artwork and manuscripts - from first scribbles to finished work - to make our exhibitions, events and learning programmes.

Our seventh year exceeded all expectations, bringing with it a generous sprinkling of magic. Download our Annual Review here and see what your generosity helped us to achieve.

Seven Stories is a registered charity and relies upon grants and voluntary donations.

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Events

*Author Event* Hugless Douglas with David Melling

10/08/14

Hugless Douglas is in need of 'a big bear hug'.

Summoners and Assassins: In conversation with Leigh Bardugo and Sarah J Maas

19/08/14

Join Leigh Bardugo and Sarah J Maas as they discuss what goes into the creation of their complex, rich and detailed fantasy worlds.

Bookworm Babies

16/09/14

Join us at Bookworm Babies for imaginative, exploratory play with books for babies up to 18months.

Scaly Trail

01/08 - 01/09/14

Help - dinosaurs have escaped all over Seven Stories.

Scales, Claws and Dinosaur Roars

01/08 - 06/09/14

Stomp down and hear stories, make crafts and more this summer

Story Time!

01/08 - 31/12/14

Everyone enjoys a good story!

Baby Dino Stomp and Roar!

01/08/14

Shake your scaly tail to songs and rhyme

Dino - Story Party

04/08/14

Everybody loves dinosaurs!

Diana Wynne Jones Memorial Conference

05/09/14

A conference to celebrate Diana Wynne Jones who was one of the most outstanding 20th-century writers of British children’s fantasy.

Howl's Moving Castle at Tyneside Cinema

07/09/14

A special Book Club screening of Studio Ghibli's adaptation of fantasty writer Diana Wynne Jone's classic tale.

Little Story Explorers

08/09/14

Join our Little Story Explorers for fun-filled session in our Enid Blyton exhibition

Mini Illustrators

13/09 - 14/09/14

Dip your toe in the world of illustration and explore highlights of our Collection

Back to School Party @ Warehouse 34, Hoults Yard

13/09/14

Join us for school dinner at the start of the new school year! 18+

Good Ideas with Michael Rosen

18/09/14

Join Michael Rosen as he discusses how to be your child’s (and your own) best teacher as he launches his new book Good Ideas.

**Seven Stories will close early**

24/09/14

Seven Stories will close early at 1pm today for full staff training

Exhibitions

Moving Stories - Children's Books from Page to Screen

From 05/04/2014

This exciting new exhibition showcases innovative and influential film and television adaptations inspired by children's books

Twists and Tails - the Story of Angelina Ballerina

From 19/07/2014

Perfect your pirouette and prance down to Seven Stories to discover the world of Angelina Ballerina.