National Centre for Children’s Books

Michael awarded honorary degree by Newcastle University

Newcastle University has made Michael an Honorary Doctor of Letters for his outstanding achievements as a children’s author and supporter of children’s rights, and recognising his strong connections to the North East. Alongside his writing and charity work, the honorary degree also celebrates Michael’s links to Newcastle. He is a Patron of Seven… Read More

A lifetime in Stories – now open at Seven Stories!

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books introduces an exclusive exhibition drawn directly from Michael Morpurgo’s extensive archive donated to Seven Stories in 2015. Michael visited the exhibition for the opening, along with with David Almond and Seven Stories’ very own Story Catcher, Jayne. Michael & Joey, reunited… Read More

A lifetime of stories from Michael Morpurgo – in pictures

July 2016 will see the opening of the Michael Morpurgo exhibition at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books, with The Guardian offering readers a sneak peek at what’s in store for visitors. Have a look at the manuscripts, photos, notebooks and memorabilia being exhibited here! For… Read More