Inspiring Quotes Why Children Need To Read Books

Inspiring quotes why children need to read books


This list of Inspiring  children’s literary quotes is a wonderfully heart warming reminder of why books play such a crucial role in children’s lives.

We all could do with a bit of inspiration, especially these days as we are spending so much of our time stuck at home.

And also, let’s be honest about encouraging your children to do the most basic tasks. Like, brushing their teeth or putting their shoes away day in day out can be super stressful. And, trying to prize your child away from the TV or iPad to pick up a good book can sometimes feel like more trouble than it’s worth.

So, if I’m speaking your language right now and you could do with that bit of much needed motivation. Here are some of the most inspiring quotes why children need to read books.

After all, raising children to develop good reading habits is no easy feat.


Inspiring quotes why children need to read books

1. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”


  2. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglass


3.  “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” – Roald Dahl



Inspiring quotes why children need to read books


4. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” —Maya Angelou


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


6. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney



7. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller


8. “Reading is the gateway for children that makes all other learning possible.” – Barack Obama


9. “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.”  Matilda by Roald Dahl (1988)



10.”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.” – from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (1964)



11.”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


12. “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



13. “I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.” —JK Rowling


14. “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.


15. “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favourite book.” – Marcel Proust




Happy reading,

Sending love,

Dana xx 



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  1. March 23, 2021 / 10:35 am

    Lovely quotes! Definitely agree that reading is so so important for kids 🙂 #mischiefandmemories

    • amamanistalife
      March 28, 2021 / 9:03 am

      Absolutely, it has helped my eldest in secondary school get through some challenging times xx

  2. March 23, 2021 / 5:57 pm

    Great quotes. I think that example can play a big part here. My daughter has always seen me sitting around reading so she has always done the same. Such an important thing for them to learn at an early age #mischiefandmemories

    • amamanistalife
      March 28, 2021 / 9:01 am

      I agree my partner used to read a lot and definitely think dads play an important role. He left an impression on our oldest daughter who studies English literature now xx

  3. March 24, 2021 / 9:41 am

    Those are all such great quotes. The one from Matilda is one of my favourites. So important for children to read and it is such a wonderful way to be transported to other places and worlds. #MischiefandMemories

    • amamanistalife
      March 28, 2021 / 8:58 am

      I love the Matilda one too xx

  4. March 27, 2021 / 5:08 pm

    These quotes are all so wonderful! I really love “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglass. It’s so true. A book can transport you anywhere. Thank you for joining us for #mischiefandmemories xx

    • amamanistalife
      March 28, 2021 / 8:58 am

      I love that one too xx

  5. March 27, 2021 / 8:51 pm

    I wish my children loved reading as much as I do! When I was a kid, I always had my nose in a book but my kids prefer their screen. Maybe I should encourage kindle books for them… Thanks for linking up with #MischiefAnd Memories

    • amamanistalife
      March 28, 2021 / 8:57 am

      The kindle is a great way, my son Cuba is struggling with the order of the Phoenix at the moment, he says it’s boring. So I might order the radio version for him from Amazon and see if that helps him xx

  6. March 27, 2021 / 11:18 pm

    I keep trying to explain to my children what a blessing reading widely and constantly is, but so far they are having none of it… I love love love to read #MischiefAndMemories

    • amamanistalife
      March 28, 2021 / 8:56 am

      I was the same during my childhood xx

  7. March 28, 2021 / 8:43 am

    My oldest (9) has just finished the final Harry Potter – she started in lockdown last year so has done the whole series in a year! #mischiefandmemories

    • amamanistalife
      March 28, 2021 / 8:54 am

      That’s incredible well done him!
      My son who is nearly 9 has been working his way through the series since Christmas however, he’s not enjoying the order of the Phoenix. I suggested he skip it for now and go back to it but he wants to stick to the series in the correct order! Xx

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