The House for Kid Lit

Harry Potter may be the summer's hot read, but it's just one chapter in the annals of English literature for kids. Now all those good reads have a home: Seven Stories, the Centre for the Children's Book, officially opens Aug. 19 in the northern English city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. "There's never been anything like it before," says Philip Pullman, award-winning children's author. "For the first time, this country will have a properly organized and dedicated collection relating to children's literature." Even better, it's a great place for authors and young fans to interact.

The idea was hatched in Newcastle-upon-Tyne...

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