How We Help

We donate a book each month to every hospice we support, plus chART gift bags, packed with Arts related items, including children’s books for all ages and abilities. We organise storytelling sessions in hospices and visits from favourite book characters!

We are proud to be Friends of Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle. This group of supporters are passionate about books and committed to making literature accessible to all children and young people. chART funds visits to exciting events at Seven Stories for children and their families, including story parties and meeting authors.

chART Books of the Month

Each month, we recommend some of our favourite books; they may be new releases or children’s classics . All are available from either major bookstores, Seven Stories or online from Amazon. We’d really like to hear from you if you’ve read a book which you or your children love! Every book featured on this page will be donated to a hospice or the family of a child with life-limiting conditions

chART Books of the Month

book of the month july you choose dds

July's Book of the Month: You Choose! by Pippa Goodhart & Nick Sharratt: This interactive book is ideal for both readers and non-readers alike.It engages children from pre-school to around 7 years old  as it asks them to choose the scenarios of the storyline,developing their vocabulary and imagination. Great fun for either individual or group reading!

book of month june the queens knickers dds

June's Book of the Month: The Queen's Knickers by Nicholas Allan. A novel way of marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee,this book has been chosen for the hospices as it has been tried on tested and has been a huge hit with both children and adults alike!2012 is a busy year for Queen Elizabeth II and the story centres around a little girl wondering what knickers the Queen will  wear on a school visit -her everyday corgi printed, woolen Balmoral or posh garden party knickers? Hilarious illustrations and storyline,this is sure to be a hit at story sessions!

book of month may harry potter pop up dds

May's Book of the Month: Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book based on the Film Phenomena by Bruce Foster & Andrew Williamson:- This beautiful book designed by Bruce Foster, gives a 3D glimpse into the magical world of Harry Potter,featuring amazing artwork by Andrew Williamson, the concept artist for the films, insights from the creative team who transformed J.K.Rowlings books into movies, fascinating facts and memorabilia. This will appeal to children and young adults alike.

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Buy these charming books, written by Peter and Lauren Bromley, and 10% of the royalties will be donated to chART.

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Literary Arts Team Leader: Carol Bromley 07722043916 e-mail:

Seven Stories National Centre for Children’s Books:

Children's Hospice Arts (chART), 2 Percy Way, Walbottle Village, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8JA +44 191229 1178 or +44 7876 550314

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