World Book Day's Oodles of Doodles

‘The doodle is the little brother or sister of drawing. Everyone can doodle, they don’t realise this means they can DRAW.’ Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell.

Opening Saturday 14 January - Sunday 26 March 2017. 

In celebration of 20 amazing years of World Book Day, you are warmly welcomed to enjoy Oodles of Doodles! 

Some of the UK’s leading illustrators, from budding artists to iconic illustrators have been asked to ‘Doodle Something Booky’, as part of World Book Day’s birthday festivities. Over 40 top children’s book illustrators have contributed to the exhibition including Nick Sharratt, Axel Scheffler, Emily Gravett, Cressida Cowell, Chris Riddell, Steve Antony, David Roberts and Guy Parker-Rees – to name a few!

See some of your favourite characters enjoying books and reading, in original format, and only on show at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books. You probably can’t imagine some of your best-loved books without the illustrations – maybe you love drawing yourself?

World Book Day is a chance to celebrate the magic of stories and pictures, to show just how much fun books and reading can be. Since World Book Day began in 1997, over 275 million book tokens have been given away. Wow! We’re delighted to have shared so many special £1 books, created by your favourite authors and illustrators, as well as a gigantic assortment of fun activities and events and quizzes and dressing-up and games that – they even broken a Guinness World record!

Share your doodles and World Book Day fun with #WorldBookDay20.


Exhibition supported by World Book Day.