103+ Reading Quotes For Kids: Inspirational Quotes About Reading

Let us take you on a journey. A journey of discovery, amazement and wonder – That’s what reading a good book feels like. Here are over 103 motivational reading quotes for kids that show the real importance of reading books!

We all know the educational benefits of reading, such as improvements in vocabulary, speech and writing. But reading goes beyond these educational benefits. It benefits the reader emotionally and mentally. Many world leaders and famous book authors have cited reading for helping them through dark times and helping them feel free. Reading truly is the best friend, you thought you’ll never find. It is a sanctuary to help you feel secure from the chaos in your life. To demonstrate the importance of reading, here are over 103 inspirational quotes about reading for kids.

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Inspirational Reading Quotes For Kids

  1. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss Quotes about Reading _ the more your read _ imagine forest
  1. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”  — Walt Disney
there is more treasure in books walt disney reading quotes for kids
  1. “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
  2. “You can find magic wherever you look.  Sit back and relax all you need is a book!” — Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss Quotes about Reading _ you can find magic wherever you look _ imagine forest
  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
  2. “Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.” — Kate DiCamillo (author of The Tale of Despereaux)
reading should not be presented to children as a chore - Kate DiCamillo
  1. “Books train your mind to imagination to think big.” – Taylor Swift
  2. “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” – Roald Dahl
  3. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglass
  4. “I find television very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx
  5. “There are many little ways to enlarge your world.  Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy
  6. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” —  Margaret Fuller
  7. “Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!” — Betty Smith
  8. “There are worse crimes than burning books.  One of them is not reading them.” – Ray Bradbury
  9. “Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” – Edmund Burke
  10. “The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest (people) of the past centuries.” – Descartes
  11. “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them.” – Neil Gaiman
  12. “Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” – Austin Phelps
  13. “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
  14. Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”  – Mary Schmich
  15. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
  16. “Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled “This could change your life.” – Helen Exley
  17. “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” – Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
  18. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Richard Steele
  19. “The whole world opened up to me when I learned to read” – Mary McLeod Bethune
  20. “Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.” – Judy Blume
  21. “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
  22. “No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” — Lady Montagu
  23. “Be awesome! Be a book nut!” – Dr. Seuss
  24. “I am a part of everything that I have read.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  25. “I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” – J.K. Rowling
  26. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglas
  27. “Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” – Roald Dahl
  28. “One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai
  29. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie Buchwald
  30. “The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.” – Mark Twain
  31. “I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson
  32. “An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.” – Thomas Wharton
  33. “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx
  34. “Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.” – James Russell Lowell
  35. “It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.” – Arthur Conan Doyle
  36. “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
  37. “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
  38. “I feel the need of reading. It is a loss to a man not to have grown up among books.” – Abraham Lincoln
  39. “A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket.” – Chinese Proverb
  40. “Each book was a world unto itself, and in it I took refuge.” – Alberto Manguel
  41. “Reading for me, is spending time with a friend.” – Gary Paulsen
  42. “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” – Dr. Seuss
  43. “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
if you want your children to be intelligent quote Albert Einstein
  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
  2. “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges
  3. “Few things leave a deeper mark on the reader, than the first book that finds its way to his heart.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  4. “There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” – J.K. Rowling
  5. “In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.” – Anna Quindlen
  6. “I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book.” – Coolio
  7. “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
  8. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book” – J.K. Rowling
if you dont like to read jk rowling reading quotes for kids
  1. “There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.” – May Ellen Chase
  2. “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
  3. “There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away” – Emily Dickinson
  4. “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom” – Robert Frost
  5. “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
  6. “A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.” – Charles Baudelaire
  7. “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
  8. “A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.” – Unknown
  9. “Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  10. “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.” – Anna Quindlen
  11. “He that loves reading has everything within his reach.” – William Godwin
  12. “I do not read a book; I hold a conversation with the author.” – Elbert Hubbard
  13. “I’m old-fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised.” – Wislawa Szymborska
  14. “I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.” – Gary Paulsen
  15. “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
  16. “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
  17. “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
  18. “I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.” – JK Rowling
  19. “Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvellous adventures that anyone can have.” – Lloyd Alexander
  20. “My alma mater was books, a good library … I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” – Malcolm X
  21. “My early and invincible love of reading — I would not exchange for the treasures of India.” – Edward Gibbon
  22. “Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.” – Holbrook Jackson
  23. “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” – Confucius
  24. “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” – Harry S. Truman
  25. “Readers are lucky – they will never be bored or lonely.” – Natalie Babbitt
  26. “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
  27. “Reading … a vacation for the mind.” – Dave Barry
  28. “Reading brings us unknown friends.” – Honore de Balzac
  29. “Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.” – Mortimer J. Adler
  30. “Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” – Henry David Thoreau
  31. “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” – Cornelia Funke
  32. “Some women have a weakness for shoes. I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.” – Oprah Winfrey
  33. “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.” – Roald Dahl, Matilda
  34. “The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul: books.” – Emily Dickinson
  35. “The only way to do all the things you’d like to do is to read.” – Tom Clancy
  36. “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy
  37. “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 Proverb
  38. “You can travel the world and never leave your chair when you read a book.” – Sherry K. Plummer
  39. “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” – Garrison Keillor
  40. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket
never trust anyone who has not brought a book - Lemony Snicket
  1. “A house without books is like a room without windows.” – Heinrich Mann
  2. “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
  3. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway
  4. “Reading is a passport to countless adventures.” – Mary Pope Osbourne
  5. “Reading is the gateway for children that makes all other learning possible.” – Barack Obama
reading is the gateway for children barack obama quote
  1. “Kids lose themselves in books, they find themselves there too.” – Lewis Keegan
  2. “Reading is an exercise in empathy. An exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.” – Malorie Blackman
  3.  “Books are the quietest of friends. They are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles W. Eliot

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103+ Reading Quotes For Kids

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