127 Best Inspiring Quotes About Reading For Kids

127 Best Inspiring Quotes About Reading For Kids

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Reading is a habit that not only improves your writing and speaking skills but also broadens your horizons. It opens up doors to limitless opportunities. Many successful personalities across generations have shared how reading has helped them through their dark times and empowered them.

Whether you wish to inculcate the habit of reading in your child or instill a love of reading in them, sharing quotes about reading from famous personalities, leaders, and authors can be highly motivating.

Read on as we bring you a comprehensive list of the best reading quotes for kids.

125+ Quotes About Reading For Kids

Share this collection of the best quotes about books and reading with your children and encourage them to read.

  1. “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
  1. “At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better. It’s an enormous force for good.” –Barack Obama
  1. “Be awesome! Be a book nut!” –Dr. Seuss
  1. “Books are the quietest of friends. They are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles W. Eliot
  1. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” –Stephen King
  1. “Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” –Henry Ward Beecher
  1. “Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.” –James Russell Lowell
  1. “A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.” –Charles Baudelaire
  1. “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” –Garrison Keillor
  1. “A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far-away places without ever leaving your chair.” –Katrina Mayer
  1. “A book is the most effective weapon against intolerance and ignorance.” –Lyndon Baines Johnson
  1. “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” –C.S. Lewis
  1. “A house without books is like a room without windows.” –Horace Mann
  1. “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” –Robert Frost
  1. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” –George R.R. Martin
  1. “An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.” –Thomas Wharton
  1. “Books hold a magical appeal for children that goes far beyond the stories they contain.” –Dr. Marion Blank
  1. “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them.” –Neil Gaiman
  1. “Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” –Roald Dahl
  1. “Books showed me there were possibilities in life, that there were actually people like me living in a world I could not only aspire to but attain. Reading gave me hope. For me, it was the open door.” –Oprah Winfrey
  1. “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
  1. “Books train your mind to imagination to think big.” –Taylor Swift
  1. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” –Emilie Buchwald
  1. “Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.” –Art Spiegelman
  1. “Each book was a world unto itself, and in it I took refuge.” –Alberto Manguel
  1. “Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader than the first book that finds its way to his heart.” –Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  1. “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.” –Anna Quindlen
  1. “Books are the quietest of friends. They are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” –Charles W. Eliot
  1. Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” –Helen Exley
  1. “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” –Dr. Seuss
  1. “From an early age, books were my constant companions and my local library, a place I could find a new friend on every shelf.” –Sarah Jessica Parker
  1. “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
  1. “I believe we should spend less time worrying about the quantity of books children read and more time introducing them to quality books that will turn them on to the joy of reading and turn them into lifelong readers.” –James Patterson
  1. “I can feel infinitely alive curled up on the sofa reading a book.” –Benedict Cumberbatch
  1. “I cannot live without books.” –Thomas Jefferson
  1. “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” –J.K. Rowling
  1. “I do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author.” –Elbert Hubbard
  1. “I even love the smell of books.” –Adriana Trigiani
  1. “I feel the need of reading. It is a loss to a man not to have grown up among books.” –Abraham Lincoln
  1. “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” –Groucho Marx
  1. “I 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
  1. “He that loves reading has everything within his reach.” –William Godwin
  1. “I am a part of everything that I have read.” –Theodore Roosevelt
  1. “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
  1. “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” –Jorge Luis Borges
  1. “I love the printed word and have always appreciated the unique connection between author and reader.” –Oprah Winfrey
  1. “I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.” –Gary Paulsen
  1. “I read a book one day, and my whole life was changed.” –Orhan Pamuk
  1. “I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book.” –Coolio
  1. “I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.” –JK Rowling
  1. “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” –Roald Dahl
  1. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” –J.K. Rowling
  1. “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
  1. “In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.” –Anna Quindlen
  1. “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
  1. “It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.” –Arthur Conan Doyle
  1. “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
  1. “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
  1. “Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.” –Lloyd Alexander
  1. “Kids lose themselves in books, they find themselves there too.” –Lewis Keegan
  1. “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” –Carl Sagan
  1. “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” –Groucho Marx
  1. “Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” –Henry David Thoreau
  1. “Readers are lucky – they will never be bored or lonely.” –Natalie Babbitt
  1. “Reading… a vacation for the mind.” –Dave Barry
  1. “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
  1. “Reading brings us unknown friends.” –Honore de Balzac
  1. “Reading for me, is spending time with a friend.” –Gary Paulsen
  1. “Reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are.” –Mason Cooley
  1. “Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” –Mortimer J. Adler
  1. “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” –Mary Schmich
  1. “Reading is a passport to countless adventures.” –Mary Pope Osborne
  1. “Reading is an exercise in empathy. An exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” –Malorie Blackman
  1. “Reading is important. Books are important. Librarians are important. (Also, libraries are not child-care facilities, but sometimes feral children raise themselves among the stacks.).” –Neil Gaiman
  1. “Reading is not optional.” –Walter Dean Myers
  1. “Reading is the gateway for children that makes all other learning possible.” –Barack Obama
  1. “Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait in line for Santa, or some such inconvenience.” –David Levithan
  1. “My alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” –Malcolm X
  1. “My early and invincible love of reading — I would not exchange for the treasures of India.” –Edward Gibbon
  1. “Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.” –Holbrook Jackson
  1. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” –Lemony Snicket
  1. “No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” –Lady Montagu
  1. “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” –Confucius
  1. “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” –Harry S. Truman
  1. “Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!” –Betty Smith
  1. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” –Frederick Douglass
  1. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” –Richard Steele
  1. “Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.” –Diane Duane
  1. “Reading should not be presented to children as a chore. IT should be offered as a gift.” –Kate Dicamillo
  1. “Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” –Edmund Burke
  1. “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” –Cornelia Funke
  1. “Some women have a weakness for shoes. I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.” –Oprah Winfrey
  1. “Tell me and I’ll forget. Teach me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll learn.” –Benjamin Franklin
  1. “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.” –Roald Dahl
  1. “The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul: books.” –Emily Dickinson
  1. “The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page.” –Rachel Anders
  1. “The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.” –Mark Twain
  1. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss
  1. “The only way to do all the things you’d like to do is to read.” –Tom Clancy
  1. “The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.” –Descartes
  1. “The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I [haven’t] read.” –Abraham Lincoln
  1. “The whole world opened up to me when I learned to read.” –Mary McCleod Bethune
  1. “There are many little ways to enlarge a child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” –Jacqueline Kennedy
  1. “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” –Ray Bradbury
  1. “There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back.” –Jim Fiebig
  1. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.” –Walt Disney
  1. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” –Ernest Hemingway
  1. “There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.” –Emily Dickinson
  1. “There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.” –May Ellen Chase
  1. “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
  1. “There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” –J.K. Rowling
  1. “There’s no such thing as a kid who hates reading. Some kids love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books.” –James Patterson
  1. “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” –Victor Hugo
  1. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” –Margaret Fuller
  1. “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” –Harper Lee
  1. “Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” –Austin Phelps
  1. “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
  1. “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.” –Mem Fox
  1. “When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further happiness.” –Jules Renard
  1. “When I was 7, my proudest possession would have been my bookshelf ’cause I had alphabetized all of the books on my bookshelf.” –Neil Gaiman
  1. “Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” –Vera Nazarian
  1. “You are never alone when you are lost in the magic of a book.” –Marie Lu
  1. “You are never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” –Dr. Seuss
  1. “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book!” –Dr. Seuss
  1. “You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book.” –Sherry K. Plummer
  1. “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
  1. “You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me.” –Strickland Gillilan

Share these inspiring quotes about reading with children to make them understand the importance of reading in life. As a parent, one of the best gifts you could give to your child is to instill a love of reading in them.

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