The Children's Book Quote of the Day

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In its place October 31, 2009

Filed under: Chapter Books — Kristi @ 4:42 am

So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,

Go throw your TV set away,

And in its place you can install

A lovely bookshelf on the wall.

(from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl)


Stand Tall October 30, 2009

Filed under: Picture Books — Kristi @ 1:53 am

Molly Lou Melon stood just taller than her dog and was the shortest girl in the first grade. She didn’t mind. Her grandma had told her, “Walk as proudly as you can and the world will look up to you.” So she did. (from Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell)



I prefer freedom October 29, 2009

Filed under: Chapter Books,Classics — Kristi @ 2:28 am
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“Safety is all well and good: I prefer freedom.” (from The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White)



Only with the heart October 28, 2009

Filed under: Classics — Kristi @ 2:41 am

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” (from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)



Know How October 27, 2009

Filed under: Chapter Books — Kristi @ 3:04 am

“Maybe if you aren’t unhappy sometimes, you don’t know how to be happy.” (from A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle)


You must always remember October 26, 2009

Filed under: Classics — Kristi @ 2:16 am

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” (from Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne)


More Concerned October 25, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 1:57 am

It seemed to me Mother should be more concerned. Something was wrong at the Smith’s house, but all she cared about was not being a busybody. (from Stepping on the Cracks by Mary Downing Hahn)


The Highest

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 1:54 am

It must not be with her as with poor butterfly Ruby. When she came to the end of one life it must not be to face the next with the shrinking terror of something wholly different—something for which the accustomed thought and ideal and aspiration had unfitted her. The little things of life, sweet and excellent in their place, must not be the things lived for; the highest must be sought and followed; the life of heaven must be begun here on earth. (from Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery)


The next October 23, 2009

Filed under: Chapter Books — Kristi @ 1:17 am

“You never know, Comfort,” said Peach. “You just never ever know what the next good or bad thing will be.” (from Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles)


The wheel October 22, 2009

Filed under: Chapter Books — Kristi @ 2:27 am

“Dying’s part of the wheel, right there next to being born….Being part of the whole thing, that’s the blessing.” (from Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt)