..books, of course!!
What about yours? Do let me know what you think the treasure chest you discover (in a deserted island, in the middle of a tropical jungle, at the end of a quest in an exotic location of your choice, or right in your backyard) will contain.
For Thursday 13, as I celebrate Children's Book Week on my blog, here are thirteen quotes I love about children's books:
- "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." — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- "There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." — Jacqueline Kennedy
- No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet." — Lady Montagu, providing advice on raising her granddaughter, 1752
- "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." — Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"
- "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 Gillilan
- Every book is a children's book if the kid can read! - Mitch Hedberg
- No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond. –C.S. Lewis
- Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. –George Bernard Shaw
- There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.–Marcel Proust
- 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
- You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. Madeleine L'Engle
- “There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction; they can only be dealt with adequately in a children's book.” ― Philip Pullman
- “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ― C.S. Lewis
- "TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they’ll have with twenty-six. Open your child’s imagination. Open a book.” – Author Unknown
I was lost in blogging Zzzzz's
Blog dreamland was wonderful
I was queen of Creativity
Wow! That sure was cool!
I had posts lined up from A to Z
Blog dreamland was a fantasy
Well, of course, it was, I said to me
Dear girl, Go on, be all you can be!
So I zip, zap, zoomed in Creativity
Poems here, paintings there, a story
- it was just the beginning, actually
Too soon, I was awake - Hello, reality!
A new meme I had been planning to join in for a long time now - Booking Through Thursday - the theme this week is 'Returns'
What book(s) do you find yourself going back to? Beloved children’s classics? Favorites from college? Something that touched you and just makes you long to visit?
(Because, doesn’t everybody have at least one book they would like to curl up with, even if they don’t make a habit of rereading books? Even if they maybe don’t even have the time to visit and just think back longingly?)
I have a whole bookshelf of books that I find myself going back to and yes, they include beloved children’s classics, books I read when I was in college, and those I read more recently too.
Little Women/Black Beauty/Enid Blyton/What Katy Did/
Short stories by O Henry/Saki/Poe/Wilde
Thomas Hardy/Jane Austen
Julia Quinn/Lisa Kleypas
And so many more that I fill up a book with my list.