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An excerpt of Sophie Blackall's Caldecott-winning Hello Lighthouse. Sophie Blackall/Courtesy of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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In the jacket art for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry faces off against Voldemort. It's among the items on display in a new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society. Mary GrandPré/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Corporate Archive hide caption

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Inside The Ever-Expanding Wizarding World: Harry Potter At 20

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The white clapboard farmhouse where Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote many of the books in her Little House on the Prairie novels still stands in Mansfield, Mo. Mark Schiefelbein /AP hide caption

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Michael Bond sits with a Paddington Bear toy in 2008. Bond died Tuesday, according to his publisher, nearly six decades after his beloved character first appeared in print. Sang Tan/AP hide caption

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Dick Bruna at the opening of his 2005 exhibit of Miffy creations in the Hague. Bruna's iconic white rabbit proved to be popular worldwide. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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