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Children's laureate Julia Donaldson to tour libraries

Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson has been named as the new children's laureate.

The role, which has a bursary of £15,000, is awarded every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books.

The author told the BBC's David Sillito that she is planning a tour of UK libraries in an effort to highlight their importance.

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