Purchase the 2017 Storybook now

The 2017 Storybook for Starship is now available for purchase. Grab your special 10th year edition today!

What is the best way to get a freshly baked cookie out of Grenade Granny’s Holy Cookie Jar? You’ve already asked if you can have one and she’s said no! What are you meant to do!? Once you’re under the spell of that gooey chocolate chip smell, nothing can stop the cookie cravings. 
Find out what lengths the Taverton kids will go to for a cookie in Holy Cookie Jar, the first short story in this special tenth year storybook.
Ten imaginative young writers, who were the winners of the 2017 Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge, have put pen to paper and created rich stories about characters trying new things, entering other worlds or striving to get something they really want, to cautionary tales of being careful what you wish for.

Magic of Reading programme 

Each book you buy contributes to the Starship Foundation and the Barfoot & Thompson Magic of Reading programme, which puts a book into the hands of every child who stays overnight in Starship Hospital or Whangarei Hospital children’s ward. All proceeds from book sales go towards the Starship Foundation. 

Celebrating a decade of stories

This year marks the 10th Storybook published for the Barfoot & Thompson Magic of Reading programme. 

In this time, we have:

  • given books to 166,000 young hospital patients
  • received over 10,000 entries (with a record 2,240 entries received this year!)
  • raised more than $250,000 for the Starship Foundation

Purchase your copy today

Purchase your copy here or at your nearest Barfoot & Thompson branch

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