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Over the Hills and Far Away is a stunning collection of 150 rhymes from countries all over the English-speaking world compiled by Elizabeth Hammill
Celebrate your special day with us and enjoy crafts, storytelling, games and cake!
We are delighted to announce that booking for our YA event This Event is Gay! with the hilarious James Dawson is now OPEN! “I'm my books, I choose to write human characters and start with the similarities before looking at the differences. We all love, hate, kiss and fight in the same way. We're all driven by the same variety of hungers. We all laugh, we all cry.” James Dawson Seven Stories | This Event is Gay with James Dawsonwww.sevenstories.org.ukFollowing on from his brilliant non fiction guide to puberty, Being a Boy, James Dawson is back with his guide for the LGBT youth, This Book is Gay!
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A dummy book of The Gruffalo
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We are delighted to announce that you can now pre-order your *SIGNED* copy of 'Over the Hills and Faraway: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World' compiled by Elizabeth Hammill, Seven Stories Co-Founder.
To mark the centenary of WW1, Seven Stories are celebrating the achievements of local military hero John Simpson Kirkpatrick who, along with his donkey Duffy, rescued over 300 men during the Gallipoli campaign.
Seven Stories has been given a boost thanks to a donation of £1000 from the Tesco Community Awards.
IBBY UK and British writers and illustrators for children and young people protest the effect on children of the latest Israeli assault in Gaza
Tyne and Wear Metro has today launched a new digitally-driven summer campaign in a bid to increase awareness of places to visit around the region using the Metro system.
Visitors are invited to perfect their pirouette in front of a full length Mouse-Land Mirror and discover the magical world of Angelina Ballerina and her creators.
Tony Mitton has been named winner of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education CLPE Poetry Award for his atmospheric ballad, Wayland.
Seven Stories welcomes Angelina Ballerina for a StoryLab Gallery exhibition, but keep your eyes peeled – there are dinosaurs on the prowl.
We are delighted to tell you that our appeal for donations towards the purchase of drawings by Susan Einzig for Tom’s Midnight Garden raised over £6,000
Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books heard today that it will continue to be an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation from 2015 – 2018.
On Tuesday 17th June 2014 Seven Stories welcomed their 100,000th school visitor to the National Centre for Children’s Books in the Ouseburn Valley.
Seven Stories welcomed phenomenally popular YA author Cassandra Clare to the North East for an event with 300 Shadow Hunters!
Local school pupils pitch their ideas to an expert panel from CBBC including Cel Spellman, Cheryl Taylor and Simon Bartram.
Tyneside Cinema and Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books, have teamed up to present a year-long season of films and events inspired by children’s stories.
Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books is launching an exciting new exhibition, Moving Stories – Children’s Books from Page to Screen. Co-curated with the National Media Museum in Bradford.
Seven Stories’ exhibitions are unique. They are recognised across the UK for their cultural integrity and the opportunity the present for families to playfully engage with the best of British children’s books.
During World Book Day 2014 celebrations, Seven Stories – National Centre for Children’s Books engaged over 8500 children across the UK with a love of reading, adventure and stories in their most popular World Book Day season to date.
Seven Stories is saddened to hear of the passing of Ann Key
Discover our Top Ten Tips for sharing stories at home
We were thrilled to have Justin Fletcher film Something Special here at Seven Stories!
Seven Stories’ multipurpose space, Storylab, is being reinvented for the first time in eight years into a dedicated gallery space to inspire older children and young adults alike.
Books stay with you – they excite you, make you cry, make you laugh and they inspire you. Students from Sunderland University BA Hons in Childhood Studies course visited Seven Stories to discover the power of books.
NewcastleGateshead’s leading cultural venues have been awarded the highest accolade in the country for equality and diversity; The Equality Standard Gold Award.
Illustration students from Sunderland University will join award-winning illustrator Levi Pinfold as he talks about his inspiration, creative process and stunning illustrations this Thursday.
Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, will collect their National Lottery Award at a glittering awards ceremony broadcast on BBC One this week.
Seven Stories is excited to announce the launch of their new Digital Exhibition.
Today, Malala Yousafzai will spend her 16th birthday fighting for others.We’ve raised our voices to support her fight, but let’s not let her own incredible strength and bravery go uncelebrated.
Talented young illustrators, Pippa Curnick, Sian Jenkins and Holly Sterling have won Seven Stories’ Over the Hills and Far Away illustration competition, each for illustrating one of three sets of rhymes.
A Wonderland of activities and storytelling awaits visitors to Seven Stories this May Half Term as the National Centre for Children’s Books celebrates the zany world of Alice in Wonderland.
Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books is delighted to be welcoming internationally acclaimed picture book author and illustrator Petr Horacek to the North East for two events which will enchant young fans and inspire aspiring illustrato
Come join Seven Stories in celebrating this Easter with a plethora of events to champion the art of storytelling from page, stage and screen.
American journalist turned YA author Erin Lange, will be discussing her critically acclaimed books Butter and Dead Ends in an event which aims to inspire a young generation of writers at Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books.
Visitors are invited to go on an adventure packed with friendship, solitude and soup with author Will Buckingham and Thomas Docherty.
Daily film screenings and popular events for the under5s at Seven Stories between 17 March and 3 April.
The National Centre for Children’s Books celebrates February Half Term with a plethora of events to champion the art of the picture book.
Festive magic will be sprinkled liberally over Seven Stories in the run up to Christmas. The whole building will be bursting with Christmas cheer as the centre is transformed into a wonderland of twinkling lights and yuletide decorations to celebrate
Mog the Forgetful Cat loves to dream. Visitors of all ages are invited to join in events and activities inspired by her hilarious twilight adventures, part of Juice Festival 2013.
William saw the ghost on only two occasions, but he often heard her footsteps passing his window. He hears them still... in his dreams…
Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books will be celebrating the wonderfully wacky world of Roald Dahl in a weekend dedicated to his best-selling novel, The Witches.
The summer is drawing to an end and Seven Stories is getting its pencil case sorted for the new term. We had visits from so many wonderful authors, illustrators, comic book heroes and mysterious figures.
Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books is celebrating 10 years of You Choose this August in a sell-out event with best-selling illustrator Nick Sharratt and author Pippa Goodhart.
August is filled with fantastic events at Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, including an event with best-selling illustrator Nick Sharratt and author Pippa Goodhart who will celebrate 10 years of You Choose in a sell-out event.
Seven Stories is ready for an adventure this season with a busy programme of sizzling summer events.
Visitors can discover the great outdoors and have an adventure of their own this May Half Term as Seven Stories celebrates the launch of their brand new exhibition; Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts, the Many Adventures of Enid Blyton.
This Easter Holiday Seven Stories is waving goodbye to The Gruffalo and friends as their popular exhibition, A Squash and a Squeeze, Sharing Stories with Julia Donaldson comes to an end.
Axel Scheffler, award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo, Zog and Superworm will be at Seven Stories at 6.30pm on Wednesday 6 March for an interactive session to discuss the art of creating picture books.
Are you feeling brave? Take a walk on the wild side with some beastly events this February Half Term.
This season is packed full of events for the whole family.
2014 marks the Centenary of the beginning of World War 1. To commemorate this, intu Metrocentre are holding a 4 day event
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