"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

GOOD 6 to 9 years of age

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Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff!
Jessica Scott Kerrin

Meet Martin Bridge -- a boy whose well-meant plans sometimes go awry. In three illustrated...

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Willow
Denise Brennan-Nelson

Miss Hawthorn’s room is neat and tidy, not a pencil or paintbrush is out of place. And that’s...

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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters
Lenore Look

Alvin Ho is back and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do...

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Tumtum & Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall
Emily Bearn

Deep inside the broom cupboard of Rose Cottage, two mice live in great style. Tumtum and...

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The Blue Shoe
Roderick Townley

Far away, in a remote mountain village, there is a cobbler's shop. And in the window there...

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Look at Lucy!
Ilene Cooper

Bobby is so proud of his puppy Lucy. She's a terrific friend, and a great dog. So when a local...

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Jake Drake, Bully Buster
Andrew Clements

When Jake was three years old at Miss Lulu's Dainty Diaper Day Care Center, what did he know...

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A Book of Fairies
Patricia Saxton
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The Book of Mermaids
Patricia Saxton

If you have ever wondered what Mermaid life was really like, you can now journey under the sea...

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Lincoln and His Boys
Rosemary Wells

A warm, moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln told through the eyes of his children and captured...

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Smells Like Dog
Suzanne Selfors

Meet Homer Pudding, an ordinary farm boy who's got big dreams-to follow in the footsteps of...

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Beautiful Oops!
Barney Saltzberg

A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In...

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The Dot
Peter H. Reynolds

With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the...

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Jon Scieszka

The entire book, with its unconventional page arrangement and eclectic, frenetic mix of text...

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