Reading For Kids Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old reading for kids quotes, reading for kids sayings, and reading for kids proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.     

Maya Angelou

If you are a kid, reading is really important stuff.     

Bruce Jenner

We need to tell kids flat out: reading is not optional.     

Walter Dean Myers

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.     

Kate Dicamillo

If my books can help children become readers, then I feel I have accomplished something important.     

Roald Dahl

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.     

Marcel Proust

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.     

George Bernard Shaw

I believe we should spend less time worrying about the quantity of books children read and more time introducing them to quality books that will turn them on to the joy of reading and turn them into lifelong readers.     

James Patterson

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.     

Judy Blume

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.     

Kate Dicamillo

Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.     

Marilyn Jager Adams

There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.     

Jacqueline Kennedy

There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.     

Frank Serafini

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.     

Emilie Buchwald

One of the greatest gifts adults can give to their offspring and to their society is to read to children.     

Carl Sagan

You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a mother who read to me.     

Strickland Gillian

There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.     

Mary Ellen Chase

So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky.     

William James

I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp.     

J. K. Rowling

No book is really worth reading at age of ten which is not equally (and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty.     

C S Lewis

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.     

Albert Einstein

The nonreading children are the greatest problem in American education.     

Glenn Doman

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.     

Anna Quindlen

Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach then to question everything.     

George Carlin

When you read to a child, when you put a book in a child's hands, you are bringing that child news of the infinitely varied nature of life. You are an Awakener.     

Paula Fox

When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate.     

Mem Fox

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.     

Margaret Fuller

You tell a kid he doesn't like to read, and he'll believe you.     

Gabrielle Zevin

Every book is a children's book if the kid can read!     

Mitch Hedberg

There's no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading and kids who are reading the wrong books.     

James Patterson