Order your 2016 storybook

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Our ninth Storybook for Starship is now on sale! Order your copy today. Order your copy now for only $20.

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What is the 2016 storybook about?

Have you ever wondered how a blind beggar and a lame man could get to a king’s birthday party in time? How a gorilla can swim? How Sun and Rain settled their differences? And what would happen if you were invited onto a magical flying library?

You’ll find all the answers in this delightful collection of short stories, written by the nine winners of the Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge.

The book was edited by award-winning author Maria Gill, and illustrated by kiwi legends including Keven Mealamu, Otis Frizzell, Benny Tipene and others.

For a good cause

All proceeds from the sale of the storybook go towards The Magic of Reading Programme. This provides overnighting patients in Starship Children’s Hospital and Whangarei Hospital Children’s Ward with their own book to read and keep.


Can I still order the old storybooks?

Yes, of course you can. You can order the 2015 storybook ‘Home Sweet Home and Seven Hearty Tales’ for $20 at this link here, and the 2014 storybook, ‘Super Sparrow and the Black Cat’ for $15 at this link here.