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Seven Stories

Seven Stories, the Centre for Children’s Books, is a cultural venue established to collect the original artwork and manuscripts that create British children’s books. It also celebrates the art of children’s literature and its makers.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £450,000
  • 2013-2014: £460,350
  • 2014-2015: £472,319

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Michael Rosen reads from Over The Hills and Far Away

Michael Rosen reads from Over the Hills and Far Away, a stunning collection of 150 rhymes from countries all over the English-speaking world, including Great Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana, South Africa and the Caribbean compiled by Seven Stories co-founder Elizabeth Hammill. This comprehensive collection contains all the best-loved nursery rhymes, but also some new discoveries, and vibrant rhymes from Native American, First Nation, Inuit and Maori cultures. Get your copy at www.sevenstories.org.uk/shop

Helen Craig on Illustrating Angelina Ballerina

An interview with Helen Craig on illustrating the picture book series, Angelina Ballerina.

What Book Would You Like to See on the Big Screen?

We asked you which books you would like to see on the big screen and your answers were brilliant. Answers included Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, the Beast Quest series and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Comment below and let us know which book you would love to see as a film or TV show.

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What Book Would You Like to See on the Big Screen?

We asked you which books you would like to see on the big screen and your answers were brilliant. Answers included Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, the Beast Quest series and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Comment below and let us know which book you would love to see as a film or TV show.

What Book Would You Like to See on the Big Screen?

We asked you which books you would like to see on the big screen and your answers were brilliant. Answers included Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, the Beast Quest series and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Comment below and let us know which book you would love to see as a film or TV show.

What Book Would You Like to See on the Big Screen?

We asked you which books you would like to see on the big screen and your answers were brilliant. Answers included Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, the Beast Quest series and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Comment below and let us know which book you would love to see as a film or TV show.

Which Books Would You Like to See on the Big Screen?

DescriptionWe asked you which books you would like to see on the big screen and your answers were brilliant. Answers included Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, the Beast Quest series and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Comment below and let us know which book you would love to see as a film or TV show.

Which Books Would You Like to See on the Big Screen?

We asked you which books you would like to see on the big screen and your answers were brilliant. Answers included Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, the Beast Quest series and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Comment below and let us know which book you would love to see as a film or TV show.

Which Books Would You Like to See on the Big Screen?

We asked you which books you would like to see on the big screen and your answers were brilliant. Answers included Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, the Beast Quest series and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Comment below and let us know which book you would love to see as a film or TV show.

Which Books Would You Like to See on the Big Screen?

We asked you which books you would like to see on the big screen and your answers were brilliant. Answers included Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, the Beast Quest series and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Comment below and let us know which book you would love to see as a film or TV show.

What Book Would You Like to See on the Big Screen?

We asked you which books you would like to see on the big screen and your answers were brilliant. Answers included Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, the Beast Quest series and Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. Comment below and let us know which book you would love to see as a film or TV show.

Sarah Rees Brennan and Holly Black at YA Lit Comic Con July 2014

Sarah Rees Brennan and Holly Black's hilarious re-enactment of The Flambards Mini series at YA Lit Con! Find out more about our exciting programme of YA events at www.sevenstories.org.uk/whats-on

The Mystery of the Missing Manuscript

Mysterious figures have been spotted in Ouseburn Valley, they say a manuscript has gone missing, but where? Join us for a torch lit tour of 'Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feast, the Many Adventures of Enid Blyton' for an evening full of adventure! Sat 12 and Sun 13 October Fri 15 and Sat 16 November Fri & Sat - 6.30pm Sun - 5.30pm To book visit www.sevenstories.org.uk/whats-on

Enid's Home

Gill Rennie, Senior Curator at Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books in Newcastle, discusses Enid Blyton and showcases some of the very special artefacts in the Seven Stories Collection, including Enid's typewriter and her personal diaries.

The Magic Faraway Tree at Seven Stories

Gill Rennie, senior curator at Seven Stories talks about the challenges of bringing this iconic book to life.

Curator discusses The Famous Five

Listen to Seven Stories Senior Curator Gill Rennie discuss the enduring popularity of Enid Blyton's 'The Famous Five' and adventure series.

The Famous Five at Seven Stories

Seven Stories Senior Curator talks about how Enid Blyton wrote her stories and looks at a rare typescript for 'Five Have Plenty of Fun'.

Seven Stories Learning Programme

Seven Stories can help you develop the reading culture in your school, raising the profile of reading for pleasure through a variety of tried and tested strategies to engage pupils, staff and families. Reading with us is a shared experience. Whatever your age, or wherever you are in your journey through the world of children's books, Seven Stories has something to offer.

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http://www.sevenstories.org.uk

The Centre for Childrens Books, 30
Lime Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 2PQ

54.974838, -1.59078

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