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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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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.

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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.

Come and Play

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Cressida Cowell launches her new exhibition

Cressida Cowell chats about her new exhibition, A Viking's Guide to Deadly Dragons, which launched at Seven Stories, the national centre for children's books on Friday 26 October. Based on Cressida's popular 'How to Train Your Dragon' series, this exhibition will transport you back in time to the Dark Ages, a world where Vikings ruled and dragons roamed.

A Viking's Guide to Deadly Dragons - 1

Seven Stories' Curator Alison Coapes talks about her favourite part of our new exhibition, A Viking's Guide to Deadly Dragons with Cressida Cowell.

"The Careless Cleaner" by Annika, Stefanie and Helen

Made during stop frame animation workshops at Seven Stories, August 2012.

"The Pie Eaters Makeover" by Lucy and Ella

Made during stop frame animation workshops at Seven Stories, August 2012.

Diane and Talin's Comedy Animation

Made during stop frame animation workshops at Seven Stories, August 2012.

"Zombie Attack" by Eric and Quinn

Made during stop frame animation workshops at Seven Stories, August 2012.

Daniel & Gregory's Comedy Animation

Made during stop frame animation workshops at Seven Stories, August 2012.

"The Avengers: Why so serious?" Animation by David and Daniel

Made during stop frame animation workshops at Seven Stories, August 2012.

"Big Fight" Animation by Anneka

Made during stop frame animation workshops at Seven Stories, August 2012.

Comedy Animation by Alexander

Made during stop frame animation workshops at Seven Stories, August 2012.

Dinosaur Animation - by Alexander & Ben

This animation was made in one of Seven Stories' Dastardly Dinosaur animation workshops on 21st April 2012.

Dino Disaster - by Annika & Stefanie

This animation was made in one of Seven Stories' Dastardly Dinosaur animation workshops on 21st April 2012.

Dinosaur Animation - by Daniel & Matthew

This animation was made in one of Seven Stories' Dastardly Dinosaur animation workshops on 21st April 2012.

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Contact details

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

54.974838, -1.59078

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