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50 Child Reading Quotes

We have a collection of quotes on the importance and benefits of reading for young children. Here are some wonderfully insightful quotes from some great literary minds that will remind you why children should read.

 

001. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free”

Frederick Douglass

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002. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go”

Dr. Seuss

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003. “There are many little ways to enlarge your world.  Love of books is the best of all”

Jacqueline Kennedy

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004. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader”

Margaret Fuller

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005. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island”

Walt Disney

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006. “The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries”

Descartes

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007. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”

Richard Steele

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008. “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere”

Mary Schmich

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009. “Books are uniquely portable magic”

Stephen King

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010. “To learn to read is to light a fire”

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

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011. “You can find magic wherever you look.  Sit back and relax all you need is a book!”

Dr. Seuss

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012. “Books train your mind to imagination to think big”

Taylor Swift

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013. “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books”

Roald Dahl

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014. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”

Joseph Addison

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015. “A book is a gift you can open again and again”

Garrison Keillor

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016. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales”

Albert Einstein

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017. “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope”

Kofi Annan

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018. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free”

Frederick Douglass

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019. “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his needs, is good for him”

Maya Angelou

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020. “There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book”

Frank Serafini

 

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021. “Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking”

Albert Einstein

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022. “One of the greatest gifts adults can give—to their offspring and to their society—is to read to children”

Carl Sagan

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023. “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light”

Vera Nazarian

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024. “There is no substitute for books in the life of a child”

May Ellen Chase

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025. “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark”

Victor Hugo

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026. “When you learn to read you will be born again…and you will never be quite so alone again”

Rumer Godden

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027. “It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can”

Jane Hamilton

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028. “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them”

Neil Gaiman

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029. “Reading is not optional”

Walter Dean Myers

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030. “I feel the need of reading. It is a loss to a man not to have grown up among books”

Abraham Lincoln

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031. “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom”

Robert Frost

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032. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world”

Malala Yousafzai

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033. “What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person”

Carl Sagan

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034. “Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear”

Judy Blume

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035. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book”

J.K. Rowling

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036. “Books are a uniquely portable magic”

Stephen King

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037. “Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them”

Arnold Lobel

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038. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one”

George R.R. Martin

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039. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island”

Walt Disney

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040. “Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and there discovered was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi”

Oprah Winfrey

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041. “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing”

Harper Lee

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042. “Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world”

Napoléon Bonaparte

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043. “Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary”

Jim Rohn

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044. “Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift”

Kate DiCamillo

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045. “Think before you speak. Read before you think”

Fran Lebowitz

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046. “Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading”

Lena Dunham

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047. “At a time when book banning is back in vogue, libraries remind us that truth isn’t about who yells the loudest, but who has the right information”

Barack Obama

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