Workshops at Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle

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Dinosaur activity?  Visitors from outer space?  It was all happening at Seven Stories on June 18th!  Accompanied by copies of Draw It! Dinosaurs and The Comic Strip History of Space, I travelled north-east to meet some young Earthlings …

SS7SS16SS19SS23SS17The impressive National Centre for Children’s Books aka Seven Stories is housed in a converted grain warehouse on the banks of the Ouseburn in Newcastle, and it’s full of all sorts of delights for children, including a brilliantly stocked bookshop.

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Space cover copy

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SS3Dinosaur egg hatching?  Intergalactic comic strip adventures? Extraordinary and wonderful results from children taking part in my workshops.  In the morning children aged 5+ (and their parents) persuaded strange and fabulous prehistoric hatchlings to emerge.

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SS8In the afternoon workshop for older children we made comic strips and folded comic strip books of amazing alien exploits.  One book showed how a spaceship is constructed, just in case you need to know …

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