80+ Quotes About Reading For Children

Quotes About Reading blue bullet point Reading is my favorite subject to teach and this page contains a large list of quotes about reading that are ideal to use for classroom and hallway bulletin board displays, educational publications and social media.

blue bullet point Remind your students about the importance of reading by posting one of these reading quotes of the day on your board each day.




Below you will find 85 quotes about reading for children.
There are 20 FREE posters to download on this page.

For your convenience, my list of reading quotes is in alphabetical order.


On this page, you will find more than 70 quotes about reading for children. blue bullet point For some of the quotes on this page, I have designed a one page printable poster that you can download for free.

blue bullet point You can print these free posters and display them on a chalkboard, whiteboard, or a bulletin board in your classroom. You may also want to display these inspiring quotes in the staff room at your school.

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"A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way,
a counselor, a multitude of counselors."
~ Charles Baudelaire


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"A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket." ~ Chinese Proverb

Quote About Reading Books - A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket.

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"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest." ~ C.S. Lewis

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest .C.S. Lewis

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"A child who reads will be an adult who thinks." ~ Author Unknown

Reading Quote - A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.

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"An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise." ~ Thomas Wharton


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"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." ~ Maya Angelou


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"Be awesome! Be a book nut!" ~ Dr. Seuss


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"Books are a uniquely portable magic." ~ Stephen King

Stephen King Reading Quote - Books are a uniquely portable magic.

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"Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Quotes About Reading Books - Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.

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"Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind." ~ James Russell Lowell

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. James Russell Lowell

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"Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life. " ~ Jesse Lee Bennett


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"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." ~ Anna Quindlen


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"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." ~ Helen Exley


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"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." ~ Emilie Buchwald

Quotes About Reading Books - Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. Emilie Buchwald

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D.E.A.R. =
D-rop
E-verything
A-nd
R-ead

DEAR Day Drop Everything And Read

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"Each book was a world unto itself, and in it I took refuge." ~ Alberto Manguel


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"Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader, than the first book that finds its way to his heart." ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon


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"From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover you have wings." ~ Helen Hayes


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"He that loves reading has everything within his reach." ~ William Godwin


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"I am a part of everything that I have read." ~ Theodore Roosevelt


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"I cannot live without books." ~ Thomas Jefferson


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"I can read in red. I can read in blue.
I can read in pickle color too."
~ Dr. Seuss
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!


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"I do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author." ~ Elbert Hubbard


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"I even love the smell of books." ~ Adriana Trigiani


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"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." ~ Groucho Marx


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"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all." ~ Oscar Wilde


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"If you can read this, thank a teacher." ~ Author Unknown

Quotes About Reading - If you can read this, thank a teacher.

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"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage." ~ Roald Dahl


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"I'm old-fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised." ~ Wislawa Szymborska


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"Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionaries of fools!" ~ Napolean Bonaparte


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"In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own." ~ Anna Quindlen


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"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." ~ Mortimer J. Adler


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"I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books." ~ Gary Paulsen


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"I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot." ~ Bill Gates

Bill Gates Quotes About Reading Books

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"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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"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." ~ Katherine Patterson


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"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." ~ S.I. Hayakawa


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"I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp." ~ JK Rowling

JK Rowling Quote about reading bedtime stories.

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"Keep calm and read a book."

Keep calm and read a book.


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"Keep reading. It's one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have." ~ Lloyd Alexander


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"My alma mater was books, a good library ...
I could spend the rest of my life reading,
just satisfying my curiosity."
~ Malcolm X


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"My early and invincible love of reading -- I would not exchange for the treasures of India." ~ Edward Gibbon


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"Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today." ~ Holbrook Jackson


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"No entertainment is so cheap as reading,
nor any pleasure so lasting."
~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu


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"No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance." ~ Confucius


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"Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers." ~ Harry S. Truman


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"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words." ~ Betty Smith


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"Once you learn to read, you will forever be free." ~ Frederick Douglass

Quotes About Reading - Once you learn to read, you will forever be free. Frederick Douglass

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"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." ~ Groucho Marx


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"Readers are lucky - they will never be bored or lonely." ~ Natalie Babbitt, author of Tuck Everlasting


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"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." ~ Marilyn Jager Adams


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"Reading ... a vacation for the mind." ~ Dave Barry


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"Reading brings us unknown friends." ~ Honore de Balzac


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"Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life." ~ Mortimer J. Adler


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"Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere." ~ Mary Schmich


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"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." ~ Joseph Addison

Quotes About Reading - Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Joseph Addison

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Joseph Addison
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"Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting." ~ Edmund Burke


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"Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all." ~ Henry David Thoreau


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"So many books, so little time." ~ Frank Zappa


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"Some books should be tasted,
some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly."
~ Cornelia Funke


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"Some women have a weakness for shoes.
I can go barefoot if necessary.
I have a weakness for books."
~ Oprah Winfrey


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"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall." ~ Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

Roald Dahl TV and Reading Quote From Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


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"So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads." ~ Dr. Seuss


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"Teaching reading IS rocket science." ~ Louisa Moats

Quotes About Reading Books - Teaching reading is rocket science. Louisa Moats

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"The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village." ~ Roald Dahl, Matilda

Roald Dahl Quote From Matilda About Reading and Books

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"The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul: books." ~ Emily Dickinson


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"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." ~ Dr. Seuss

Quotes About Reading by Dr Seuss - The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

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"The only way to do all the things you'd like to do is to read." ~ Tom Clancy


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"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." ~ Jacqueline Kennedy

Quotes About Reading Books - There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all. Jacqueline Kennedy

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"There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back." ~ Jim Fiebig


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"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life." ~ Walt Disney


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"The whole world opened to me when I learned to read." ~ Mary McLeod Bethune

Quote About Reading Mary McLeod Bethune


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"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." ~ Margaret Fuller

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. Margaret Fuller reading quote

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Margaret Fuller
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Reading Quote - Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. Margaret Fuller


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"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled is a spark." ~ Victor Hugo

Quote about learning to read.


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"To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one." ~ Chinese Saying


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"Turn the pages of your imagination ... READ!" ~ Author Unknown

Quotes about reading - Turn the pages of your imagination.  Read.

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"TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book." ~ Author Unknown


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"When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing." ~ Enrique Jardiel Poncela


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"You can find magic wherever you look.
Sit back and relax, all you need is a book."
~ Dr. Seuss

Quotes About Reading by Dr Seuss - You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.

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"You cannot open a book without learning something." ~ Confucius


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"You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book." ~ Sherry K. Plummer


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"You have to be a speedy reader because there's so so much to read." ~ Dr. Seuss
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!


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"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." ~ Paul Sweeney


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"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." ~ Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss funny reading quote


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"You teach a child to read, and he or she will be able to pass a literacy test." ~ George W. Bush


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