61+ Reading Quotes For Kids (To Inspire!)

You’ll find some of the best reading quotes for kids here in this post! Some of these reading quotes for kids are popular, while others are unique.

Whether you’re reading this as a parent or teacher, I hope this serves as some reading motivation for children!

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61+ Inspirational Reading Quotes For Kids 

1. Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. Mason Cooley

2. Reading takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere. Hazel Rochman

3.Books had instant replay long before televised sports Bern Williams

4. We read to know we are not alone. C.S. Lewis

5. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. – Margaret Fuller

6. Reading is a passport to countless adventures – Mary Pope Osbourne

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Side Note: You can also specifically view homeschool quotes here.

7. Books hold a magical appeal for children that goes far beyond the stories they contain. – Dr. Marion Blank

8. A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far-away places without ever leaving your chair. – Katrina Mayer

9. A book is a gift you can open again and again. – Garrison Keillor

10. The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page. – Rachel Anders

11. 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

12. To learn to read is to light a fire. – Victor Hugo

13. One of the purest joys I’ve experienced as a homeschooler was the daily ritual of reading aloud to my five children. Nothing anchored a day like the practice of gathering in the family room–me in the rocker, five children strewn across couches or on the floor, listening to a fabulous tale of adventure. – Julie Bogart

14. There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. – Jacqueline Onassis

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15There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book. – Frank Serafini

16. Never judge a book by its movie. – J .W. Eagan

17. 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

18. A house without books is like a room without windows. – Heinrich Mann

19. Toddlerhood is when you can use books to expand your child’s world, so be sure to read them all kinds of books. Don’t be afraid to expose even the smallest toddlers to subjects for which they don’t have any context. All topics–from geology to the history of art to life in different cultures–can be broken down into smaller parts and made interesting and understandable by a great children’s book. A child doesn’t have to have been to a beach to read about one. – Pamela Paul

20. Kids lose themselves in books, they find themselves there too. – Lewis Keegan

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21. 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

22. Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home. – Anna Quindlen

23. 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

24. When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life. – Christopher Morley

25. A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight. – Robertson Davies

26. Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

27. The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss

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28. When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story’s voice makes everything its own. – John Berger

29. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift. – Kate DiCamillo

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

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34. My daughter is seven, and some of the other second-grade parents complain that their children don’t read for pleasure. When I visit their homes, the children’s rooms are crammed with expensive books, but the parent’s rooms are empty. Those children do not see their parents reading, as I did every day of my childhood. By contrast, when I walk into an apartment with books on the shelves, books on the bedside tables, books on the floor, and books on the toilet tank, then I know what I would see if I opened the door that says ‘PRIVATE–GROWNUPS KEEP OUT’: a child sprawled on the bed, reading. – Anne Fadiman

35. For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It’s not the most social pastime. – Audrey Hepburn

36. Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. – Emilie Buchwald

37. You are never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. – Dr. Seuss

38. The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page – Rachel Anders

39. 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

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40. Kids will remember the books you read, not the stuff you bought them. Kids outgrow stuff, they never outgrow adventures. – Unknown

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

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

43. Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. – Harry S. Truman

44. Aren’t we all waiting to be read by someone, praying that they’ll tell us that we make sense? – Rudy Francisco

45. 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

46. Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. – Dr. Seuss

47. 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

48. There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on treasure island. – Walt Disney

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49. When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further happiness. – Jules Renard

50. Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. – Mary Schmich

51. 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

52. Establishing a reading routine from a young age helps children to develop strong lifelong reading habits. A child’s love of books begins with loved adults taking the time out from a busy schedule to read with them. It’s a wonderful bonding exercise. Cuddling up and reading with a child allows them to form powerful associations between books and moments of happiness, love and closeness. – Megan Daley

53. Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. – Frederick Douglass

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54. A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket. – Chinese Proverb

55. One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

56. Readers are lucky – they will never be bored or lonely. – Natalie Babbitt

57. Books are the quietest of friends. They are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. – Charles W. Eliot

58. Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything. – Tomie dePaola

59. Reading is a source of liberation. Children who are taught to read early on, are commonly taught to communicate in other significant verbal and nonverbal ways. – Asa Don Brown

60. 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

61. Reading brings us unknown friends. – Honore de Balzac

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Final Thoughts On Reading Quotes For Kids

I hope you enjoyed my list of inspiring reading quotes for kids. My wish it is that it will help motivate children to read more frequently and take pleasure in reading books and any other form of literature.

If there’s a reading quote that you like and it’s not on this list, feel free to add it in the comment section below. I will update this list frequently!

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