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"You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."
"And so he listened. And in his listening, his heart opened wide and then wider still."
“There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
"Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?"
"But there was one other thing that the grownups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there."
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
"You need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy."
"Good Night stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere."
"When I was one I had just begun…"
"All those woulda-coulda-shouldas all ran away and hid from one little did"
Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away. So he said to his mother, “I am running away.” “If you run away”, said his mother, “I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.”
"When Mrs. Frederick C. Little’s second son arrived, everybody noticed that he was not much bigger than a mouse. The truth of the matter was, the baby looked very much like a mouse in every way."
"It’s a party. A big Dog party."
"This is George. He lived in Africa. He was very happy. But he had one fault. He was too curious."
"The sky is always ready to play…"
"One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and –pop!—out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar."
“I’ll take a hamburger with lettuce, tomato, and an onion.” “Hey, Frank, burn one, take it through the garden, and pin a rose on it.”
But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!” And Max said, “No!”
"Pickles was a young cat. His paws were big. And he wished to do big things with them."
“I gather colors,” answered Frederick simply. “For winter is gray.”
“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”
“All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”
“Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree on what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.”
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grownups, then you write it for children.”[
“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”

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    Pat the Bunny
    Dorothy Kunhardt
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    Goodnight Moon
    Margaret Wise Brown
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    The Little Island
    Margaret Wise Brown (as Golden MacDonald)
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    Where the Wild Things Are
    Maurice Sendak
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    Make Way for Ducklings
    Robert McCloskey
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    Little Bear
    Else Holmelund Minarik
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    The Fire Cat
    Esther Averill
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    Go Dog, Go!
    P.D. Eastman
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    Hop on Pop
    Dr. Seuss
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    A Splendid Friend Indeed
    Suzanne Bloom
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    Little House in the Big Woods
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
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    Catwings
    Ursula K. Le Guin
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    The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    Beatrix Potter
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    Beezus and Ramona
    Beverly Cleary
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    The Tale of Despereaux
    Kate DiCamillo
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    The Secret Garden
    Frances Hodgson Burnett
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    Afternoon of the Elves
    Janet Taylor Lisle
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    Holes
    Louis Sachar
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    The Hunger Games
    Suzanne Collins
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    The Golden Compass
    Philip Pullman
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    Monster
    Walter Dean Myers
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    Animal Farm
    George Orwell
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    Brian Wildsmith's ABC
    Brian Wildsmith
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    1, 2, 3
    Tana Hoban
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    Ten Little Rabbits
    Virginia Grossman
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    The Graphic Alphabet
    David Pelletier
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    Along a Long Road
    Frank Viva
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    The Toolbox
    Anne Rockwell
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    Birds
    Kevin Henkes
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    Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs
    Byron Barton
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    Where the Sidewalk Ends
    Shel Silverstein
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    Now We Are Six
    A. A. Milne
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    The Lion and the Mouse
    Jerry Pinkney
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    The Desert Is Theirs
    Byrd Baylor

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