There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate.
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
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.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations- something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.
It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
You must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
Love of books is the best of all.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
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