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25/04/2016 Edward Ardizzone: 80 Years of Little Tim
Seven Stories – The National Centre for Children’s Books launches exhibition to commemorate the 80th anniversary of esteemed illustrator Edward Ardizzone's first Little Tim book - Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (first published 1936).
Elves Wanted: Seven Stories needs your help
Christmas is coming! Seven Stories launches festivities this weekend with a stellar programme complete with elves, guest artist, everyone’s favourite mouse and a certain festive fella in red.
An Evening with Patrick Ness
Don’t miss two time Carnegie Medal Winner and YA favourite, Patrick Ness as he discusses his brand-new book 'The Rest of Us Just Live Here'.
Seven Stories Turns 10 Years Old
Seven Stories – the National treasure of Tyneside – is 10 years old. The Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, Councillor George Pattison will cut Seven Stories’ official birthday cake in celebration.
Be Part of Our Story
Cuth and Caroline Earl are longstanding supporters of Seven Stories and they invited their friends and family to a party in our Attic.
About Our Refurbishment
Seven Stories – National Centre for Children’s Books has closed for major refurbishment work and will welcome you back from Sunday 19th July 2015.
Give 10 for 10
Show how much you love children’s books by donating £10 to our 10th birthday appeal.
Seven Stories goes On the Road to Sunderland
Seven Stories heads On the Road to Sunderland Museums and Winter Gardens this May. Children can become an explorer deep in the tropical flora and fauna of the Winter Gardens and listen to jungle stories all weekend.
Seven Stories Takes to the Road
Seven Stories will head out On the Road this Spring to bring the wonderful world of children’s books to life across the North East.
You can now support Seven Stories at no cost to yourself simply by shopping online.
Meet Cinderella at Tyneside Cinema
This March Tyneside Cinema and Seven Stories, National Centre For Children’s Books, are giving families in Newcastle a chance to meet a ‘real’ princess at a special screening of Disney’s brand new live action film adaptation of Cinderella.
The Insider
We've teamed up with our friends at nine leading cultural venues to create The Insider - a new invite list that'll bring you the best exhibitions, shows, events and a special offer or two.
Go HOPPING Mad this Easter
Seven Stories will go HOPPING mad with stories, creative activities and a fabulous family event with debut author Emily MacKenzie this Easter.
10th Annual Fickling Lecture
Broadcaster & playwright Ian McMillan says creativity for children is crucial to “creating better human beings” in 10th annual Fickling Lecture
Double Decker Becomes Book Bus
A Gateshead school has found an innovative way to create a new library for its pupils by converting a double decker bus into an exciting reading space for the youngsters.
Local Business Inspires a Love of Reading for Kids
NORTH EAST-based educational furnishings supplier Eden Learning Spaces has joined forces with the national children's centre for books, Seven Stories, in a bid to inspire children across the UK with 'reading for pleasure'.
Sunday Remembrance Service Book Presentation
Winners of Seven Stories’ World War One competition to dedicate a poignant new book by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey were presented this weekend with their books as part of Remembrance Sunday services.
Simpson and his Donkey celebrated at Seven Stories
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.
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
CBBC Live at Seven Stories
Local school pupils pitch their ideas to an expert panel from CBBC including Cel Spellman, Cheryl Taylor and Simon Bartram.
World Book Day Success for Seven Stories
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.
Ann Key
Seven Stories is saddened to hear of the passing of Ann Key
Malala Day: A Message from Sarah Brown
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.
This Event is Gay! with James Dawson
Seven Stories are delighted to announce that current ‘Queen of Teen’, James Dawson will be visiting to discuss his new non-fiction title This Book is Gay! on Tuesday 14 October 2014.
Fall down the rabbit hole this May half term
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.
Author Event with Erin Lange
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.
You are invited to Christmas at Seven Stories!
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
What a busy Summer!
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.
Amazing Authors at Seven Stories this August!
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.
Lashings of fun this May Half Term
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.