The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
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.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
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.
So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
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.
So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky.
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
Love of books is the best of all.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.
It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.
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.
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.
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