Purchase the 2017 Storybook now

Limited edition 10-book box set available - purchase yours today!

After ten years of publishing storybooks written by children for children, we are closing the chapter on the Young Authors Challenge, having released our final book of the collection. 

To celebrate a decade of storybooks for Starship, we have released a special box set of all ten books. Many of these are now out of print, so this is your last chance to own the full collection!

Magic of Reading

Each book or box set 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. 

Don't want the whole set? Buy the 2017 storybook here

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. 

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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