This is the place to go if you love children’s books. It’s called Seven Stories (because it’s in a building seven storeys high) and is situated on the outskirts of Newcastle-upon- Tyne. cloud phone case iphone 6 Dedicated entirely to children’s books, it houses some of the rarest collections of children’s writers and illustrators manuscripts outside the British Museum, as well as curating exciting exhibitions and having a wonderful bookshop. iphone 7 case rainbow I went there earlier this week along with twenty or so members of the Society of Authors. Talk about coals to Newcastle… The attic room on Floor 7 where we heard about the history of the museum. rose gold iphone 8 case personalised Genius design idea with the suspended books, no? The current exhibition is a celebration of Judith ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ Kerr’s work, to coincide with her 90th birthday. hard iphone 7 case Here the curator is showing us some of the drawings Judith did as an 8-year old. The attention to detail was incredible – you could see how talented she was even at that age Enid Blyton’s diary from 1934: ‘February 16th Worked till lunch…’ was on display alongside letters, drafts, photographs and so on. iphone 6 stich phone case A must-see for all Blyton fans. Love, love, love Edward Ardizzone’s drawings. The effervescent Viv French got to sit in the Storyteller’s Chair and finished the visit off with tips on author visits. If I talk about washing lines next time, you know where I got the idea from. Seven Stories is well worth a visit. It’s a ten minute taxi ride from Newcastle Station but once you’re there you can spend all day exploring. There’s a café and, as I mentioned, a well-stocked bookshop. There’s always a full programme of events with plenty of author visits and creative activities to keep the whole family occupied. I wish it had been open when my kids were little.
June 19, 2013 · 5:32 pm