"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

Ramona Series

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Henry Huggins
Beverly Cleary

Genuinely funny books for children are few and far between. So when a story like Henry Huggins...

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Henry and Beezus
Beverly Cleary

All Henry Huggins wants is his very own bicycle, a shiny red one to ride up and down Klickitat...

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Henry and Ribsy
Beverly Cleary

At last, Henry Huggins's father has promised to take him fishing, on one condition. Henry's...

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Beezus and Ramona
Beverly Cleary

A little sister goes a long way. Big sister Beezus Quimby tries to be patient with her little...

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Henry and the Paper Route
Beverly Cleary

Henry Huggins can't wait until he turns eleven years old, so he can have a paper route like...

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Henry and the Clubhouse
Beverly Cleary

For Henry Huggins and his friends Robert and Murph, a clubhouse is a place where they can do...

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Ribsy
Beverly Cleary

Henry Huggins's dog, Ribsy, is hopelessly lost in a huge shopping mall parking lot. It's...

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Ramona the Pest
Beverly Cleary

Ramona is off to kindergarten, and it's the greatest day of her life. So why is she sitting on...

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Ramona the Brave
Beverly Cleary

In this touching and funny story, the ebullient Ramona, feeling brave and grown-up, enters...

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Ramona and Her Father
Beverly Cleary

Ramona just wants everyone to be happy. If only her father would smile and joke again, her...

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Ramona and Her Mother
Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary has given books to each member of the Quimby household except Mrs. Quimby. Now...

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Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Beverly Cleary

Ramona feels quite grown-up taking the bus by herself, helping big sister Beezus make dinner,...

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Ramona Forever
Beverly Cleary

Ramona is back! New and old friends alike will rejoice in Beverly Cleary's latest book about...

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Ramona's World
Beverly Cleary

Ramona Quimby is sure fourth grade will be "the best year of her life, so far." She can show...

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