"You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."
-A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh
"And so he listened. And in his listening, his heart opened wide and then wider still."
-Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
“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.”
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
"Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?"
-C. S. Lewis, Prince Caspian
"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."
-Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
"You need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy."
-Louis Sachar, Sideways Stories From Wayside School
"Good Night stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere."
-Margaret Wise Brown, Good Night Moon
"When I was one I had just begun…"
-A.A. Milne, Now We Are Six
"All those woulda-coulda-shouldas all ran away and hid from one little did"
-Shel Silverstein, Falling Up
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.”
-Margaret Wise Brown, The Runaway 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."
-E.B.White, Stuart Little
"It’s a party. A big Dog party."
-By P.D.Eastman, Go, Dog. Go!
"This is George. He lived in Africa. He was very happy. But he had one fault. He was too curious."
-H.A. Rey, Curious George
"The sky is always ready to play…"
-Jasper Tomkins, The Sky Jumps Into Your Shoes At Night
"One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and –pop!—out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar."
-Eric Carle, The 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.”
-Alexandra Day, Frank and Ernest
But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!” And Max said, “No!”
-Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
"Pickles was a young cat. His paws were big. And he wished to do big things with them."
-Esther Averill, The Fire Cat
“I gather colors,” answered Frederick simply. “For winter is gray.”
-Leo Lionni, Frederick
“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”
-Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are
“All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”
-Lemony Snicket
“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.”
-Lemony Snicket, The Carnivorous Carnival
“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.”[
-Madeleine L’Engle
“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”
-Madeleine L’Engle, Many Waters

Children's Anthologies

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    Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
    Salley Mavor

    This hand-picked collection of classic nursery rhymes, all delicately and painstakingly...

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    Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart
    Mary Ann Hoberman

    When you learn a poem by heart, it becomes a part of you. You know it in your mind, in your...

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    Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems
    Kristine O'Connell George

    Emma is Jess's little sister... and her dilemma. How can one small girl be sweet, funny,...

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    Stars
    Mary Lyn Ray

    A star is how you know it’s almost night.

    As soon as you see one, there’s another, and...

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    Brother Sun, Sister Moon
    Katherine Paterson

    In Brother Sun, Sister Moon, award-winning author Katherine Paterson re-imagines a...

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    The President's Stuck in the Bathtub
    Susan Katz

    Playful political poems about the penchants and peccadilloes of the presidents!

    Sure, W...

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    The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic
    Allan Wolf

    Arrogance and innocence, hubris and hope--twenty-four haunting voices of the Titanic tragedy,...

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    Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters
    Donna Jo Napoli

    The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths...

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    The Pied Piper of Hamelin
    Michael Morpurgo

    The classic tale takes on modern themes in a retelling by master storyteller Michael...

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    UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings
    Douglas Florian

    The buzz is big for Douglas Florian’s new poetry collection about the unBEElieveably unique...

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    Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse
    Marilyn Singer

    What’s brewing when two favorites—poetry and fairy tales—are turned (literally) on their heads...

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    Zen Shorts
    Jon J. Muth

    "Michael," said Karl. "There's a really big bear in the backyard." This is how three children...

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    Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night
    Joyce Sidman

    Come feel the cool and shadowed breeze,
    come smell your way among the trees,
    come...

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    Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes
    Alice Schertle

    Did you actually think shoes, jackets, and hats didn't have personalitites? Think again! The...

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    The Three Questions
    Jon J. Muth

    With his stunning watercolors -- and text that resounds with universal truths, award-winning...

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    Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars
    Douglas Florian

    Blast off with Douglas Florian's new high-flying compendium, which features twenty whimsical...

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    From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems
    Edited by Camille T. Dungy, et al.

    An astounding compilation of verse from the Web's most cutting-edge poetry archive, including...

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    Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo
    Linda Sue Park

    A sijo, a traditional Korean verse form, has a fixed number of stressed syllables and a...

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    Numero Uno
    Alex Dorros and Arthur Dorros

    From a talented team, this hilarious tale of competition run amok is told with a sprinkling of...

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    A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms
    Paul B. Janeczko

    In this splendid and playful volume — second of a trilogy — an acclaimed creative team present...

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    Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies & Little Misses of Color
    Elizabeth Alexander and Marilyn Nelson

    Her young students knew that Miss Crandall had committed no crime. They knew that the real...

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    The Twelve Dancing Princesses
    Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, illustrated by Rachel Isadora

    A Caldecott Honor winning illustrator gives this classic fairy tale a brand new setting!...

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    Genies, Meanies, and Magic Rings
    Stephen Mitchell

    Master storyteller Stephen Mitchell brings three of the best loved stories from The Arabian...

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    Birmingham, 1963
    Carole Boston Weatherford

    In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama was one of the most segregated cities in the United States. Civil...

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    Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems
    John Grandits

    A 15-year-old girl named Jessie voices typical—and not so typical—teenage concerns in this...

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    This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness
    Joyce Sidman

    When Mrs. Merz asks her sixth grade class to write poems of apology, they end up liking their...

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    The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
    Margarita Engle

    It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have...

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    The World's Greatest: Poems
    J. Patrick Lewis

    Who has kissed the most cobras? Eaten the most live scorpions? Sailed highest on a skateboard?...

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    Way Up and Over Everything
    Alice McGill

    My great-grandmama’s mama told her and she told me this story about a long time ago . . .

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    Can You Guess My Name?: Traditional Tales Around the World
    Judy Sierra

    A companion volume to the critically acclaimed Nursery Tales Around the World, this collection...

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    When We Were Very Young (Pooh Original Edition)
    A. A. Milne

    Verses full of bubbling nonsense and rhythm, written for the author's son, Christopher Robin....

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    Chronicles of Narnia Box Set
    C.S. Lewis

    Narnia... where a dragon awakens... where stars walk the earth... where anything can happen....

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    Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of 'The Iliad'
    Rosemary Sutcliff

    The Story of the Iliad

    Homer's epic poem, The Illiad, is one of the greatest...

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    The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey
    Rosemary Sutcliff

    A master storyteller and an award-winning illustrator evoke the golden age of mythical Greece...

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    Now We Are Six
    A. A. Milne

    More entertaining verses and delightful pictures in the style of When We Were Very Young.

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    Dear Mili
    Wilhelm Grimm

    Young Mili escapes a horrible war by living for thirty years in the forest with a kindly and...

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    Lord of the Rings Boxed Set
    J.R.R. Tolkien

    Contains The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King.

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    Aesop's Fables
    Jerry Pinkney

    In this elegantly designed volume, more than sixty of Aesop's timeless fables have been...

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    Where the Sidewalk Ends
    Shel Silverstein

    If you are a dreamer, come in,
    If you are a dreamer,
    A wisher, a liar,
    A hop...

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    Old Turtle
    Douglas Wood

    Long ago, the animals, rocks, waters, and trees of the earth began an argument about God. Is...