Happy World Book Day 2018!
There are so many things we love about books…the fun stories, the lovable characters, the shared joy, especially in children’s books. Whether you pick up a picture book, a chapter book, a comic book, or a thick novel, learning about unique places, making new friends, and experiencing adventures from your favorite reading space (bed, chair, porch swing, grassy yard, etc.) in or around your home is a gift that keeps on giving to each and every generation. Woman or man, child or grandparent, teacher or student, we all should read and find books that we can’t put down and that we can carry with us from the past to the present and into the future.
Here are 12 of our favorite quotes about kids, books, and why we love them (yes, books AND kids)!
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events
“The book to read is not the one that thinks for you, but the one that makes you think.”
Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
“Reading never wears me out.”
Ian Falconer, Olivia
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle In Time
“Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”
Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”
C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia
“Readers are lucky – they will never be bored or lonely.”
Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.”
Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux
“Those of us who write for children are called, not to do something to a child, but to be someone for a child.”
Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia
“We create our work for children not because they’re ‘cute’, but because they’re human beings, deserving of respect.”
Mo Willems, The Story of Diva and Flea
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”