Storybook 2016 - Order your copy now

Order your 2016 Storybook now for just $20

Order your copy of our 2016 storybook for Starship - Kindness, Courage and More Uplifting Stories - for just $20.

Order the 2016 Storybook for Starship for just $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.

Our 2016 storybook authors

Giving Kiwi kids a chance to become published authors, the Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge is now in its ninth year. Find out more about our winning authors.

Previous storybooks

Don’t worry, you can still order our past storybooks!

About the Starship Foundation

The Starship Foundation is a for-social-profit organisation that is committed to raising more than $6 million annually to ensure every New Zealand family has access to world leading healthcare and experiences.

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