"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

NEW Children's Anthologies

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

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Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart
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Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems
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Stars
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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
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The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic
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Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin
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UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings
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Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems
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The Wooden Sword
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In the Sea
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The briny deep is home to an enormous variety of fascinating creatures, from the dainty sea...

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Explorer: The Mystery Boxes
Edited by Kazu Kibuishi

Seven clever stories answer one simple question: what’s in the box?

Funny, fantastic, s...

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Nasty Bugs
Lee Bennett Hopkins

A collection of creepy, crawly poems by some of today's most beloved children's poets

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I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery
Cynthia Grady

This rich and intricate collection of poems chronicles the various experiences of American...

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The Coyote Under the Table
Joe Hayes

What happens when an old dog sitting at the dinner table with his master slides a whole leg of...

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The Great Migration: Journey to the North
Eloise Greenfield

We were one family among the many thousands. Mama and Daddy leaving home, coming to the city,...

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All the Water in the World
George Ella Lyon

Faucet
well
raincloud
sea …
from each of these
comes water.

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A Child's Garden of Verses
Robert Louis Stevenson

First published in 1885, poet and storyteller Robert Louis Steven­son’s classic tribute to the...

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Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku
Lee Wardlaw

Nice place they got here.
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Spinster Goose: Twisted Rhymes for Naughty Children
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Brown Bear & Friends Board Book Gift Set
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Birds of a Feather
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A Full Moon Is Rising
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Oh, How Sylvester Can Pester!
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Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word
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Play with your words! A brand new poetic form that turns word puzzles into poetry. Part...

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Around the World on Eighty Legs
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A fun, fresh animal journey! Pack your bags and put on your travelin' shoes! There's an animal...

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