"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

The Tales of Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit captures the sweet mischief of childhood in a story...

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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Beatrix Potter

This is a Tale about a tail a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was...

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The Tailor of Gloucester
Beatrix Potter

"The Tailor of Gloucester" was first published in 1903 and tells the story of a poor tailor...

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The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
Beatrix Potter

This story is about two mischievous rabbits, Peter and Benjamin and how they cannot keep...

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The Tale of Two Bad Mice
Beatrix Potter

While the dolls are away two curious naughty mice explore the dolls' house and steal their...

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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
Beatrix Potter

Little Lucie goes searching for her lost handkerchief and finds a little door in the hillside....

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The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan
Beatrix Potter

A pussycat has a very unusual tea party for a little dog.

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The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
Beatrix Potter

"The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher" endures as one of Beatrix Potter's most popular and well-loved...

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The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
Beatrix Potter

This is a simple tale of what befalls a rude little rabbit that doesn't say 'please' before he...

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The Story of Miss Moppet
Beatrix Potter

This story recounts the tale of a pussy cat, Miss Moppet, chasing a mouse. It turns out to be...

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The Tale of Tom Kitten
Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Tom Kitten is set in the cottage garden Beatrix created herself at Hill Top, the...

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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Beatrix Potter

Relates how the barnyard collie and pups rescued Jemima Puddle-Duck from the fox's cooking pot...

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The Tale of Samuel Whiskers; or, The Roly-Poly Pudding
Beatrix Potter

Once upon a time there was an old cat, called Mrs. Tabitha Twitchit, who was an anxious parent...

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The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
Beatrix Potter

Benjamin Bunny and his children have a narrow escape from mean old Mr. McGregor.

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The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
Beatrix Potter

Ginger, a yellow tom-cat, and Pickles, a terrier, run a very popular general store but soon...

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The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
Beatrix Potter

Mrs. Tittlemouse is a terribly tidy little wood mouse. She is always sweeping her burrow,...

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The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
Beatrix Potter

After a terrible misunderstanding, poor Timmy Tiptoes ends up deep inside the trunk of a dead...

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The Tale of Mr. Tod
Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Mr Tod brings back Beatrix Potter's most popular heroes, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin...

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The Tale of Pigling Bland
Beatrix Potter

Follow the adventures of Pigling Bland and his brother Alexander, as they travel to market in...

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Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
Beatrix Potter

Johnny Town-Mouse was born in a cupboard. Timmy Willie was born in a garden. Timmy Willie was...

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Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes
Beatrix Potter

Cecily Parsley lived in a pen, and brewed good ale for gentlemen; gentlemen came every day,...

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The Tale of Little Pig Robinson
Beatrix Potter

The setting of Little Pig Robinson is based on various English seaside towns where she spent...

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