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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.

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



Scarlett Fever with Maureen Johnson


Join US teen author Maureen Johnson as she discusses her books including the Shades of London series, The Key to the Golden Firebird, and the Suite Scarlett series.

Good Ideas with Michael Rosen


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.

Story Time!

20/08 - 30/09/14

Everyone enjoys a good story!

Dino - Story Party


Everybody loves dinosaurs!

Scaly Trail

21/08 - 01/09/14

Help - dinosaurs have escaped all over Seven Stories.

Scales, Claws and Dinosaur Roars

21/08 - 06/09/14

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

Angelina Ballerina Story Time

21/08 - 30/09/14

Perfect your pirouette and enjoy a story in our Angelina Ballerina exhibition

Baby Dino Stomp and Roar! *SOLD OUT*


Shake your scaly tail to songs and rhyme

Diana Wynne Jones Memorial Conference


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

50% off for Great North Runners

06/09 - 07/09/14

Are you or a family member running in the Great North Run or Junior Great North Run this year?

Howl's Moving Castle at Tyneside Cinema


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

Little Story Explorers


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

Roald Dahl Day


“In the hole lived Mr. Fox and Mrs. Fox and their four small Foxes…”

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


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

Heritage Open Day - FREE ENTRY


As part of Heritage Open Days 2014 we are opening our doors for free all day! Explore our exhibitions, join in with storytelling, craft activities and more all day.

Mythical Creatures with Booster Cushion Theatre


Join Booster Cushion Theatre as they mix up Old Macdonald, the Three Little Pigs and a whole host of mythical creatures to create a hilarious and colourful show for ages 3 – 9 and their families.

Baby Boogie Woogie


Go on a musical story adventure and get down with a good old baby boogie woogie!

Bookworm Babies


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

**Seven Stories will close early**


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


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.