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August 20, 2014

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Pick of the Day: The Highway Rat

goofy-looking pirate on horse

A rollicking tale of a swashbuckling rat, inspired by Alfred Noyes’s Highwayman.

UK Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson Embarks on Six-Week Library Tour to Protest Closures

UK Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson fights library closures and cuts.

Public libraries in the UK have another strong supporter: Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, who, on

Public libraries in the UK have another strong supporter: Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, who, on the eve of a six-week library tour, sent an open letter to the newly appointed Culture Secretary Maria Miller, urging her to save Britain’s libraries.