The Team's Top Children's Books Quotes!

Happy International Children's Book Day everybody!


Despite all the serious news that’s been surrounding us lately, we thought we’d come in and talk to you guys about something that could be inspirational for your kids and readers, something positive and light.

And since it's International Children's Book Day, we thought we’d go over some of our favorite children's books of all time and discuss our favorite quotes from the team!




Nada’s Faves:


Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss


And will you succeed?

Yes! You will, indeed!

(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!

So...

be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray

or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,

You’re off the Great Places!

Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting.

So...get on your way!


NQD: What is it about this quote that stood out to you?


Nada: These last few lines build up the energy to keep going. Going towards the challenges of the day, regardless of who you are, what you’re facing, today is your day, and our mountains are waiting. It gives me so many goosebumps, especially the ending!


Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans


“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines

Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines

In two straight lines they broke their bread

And brushed their teeth and went to bed.

They left the house at half past nine

In two straight lines in rain or shine-

The smallest one was Madeline.”


NQD: We’d love to hear the reasoning behind this quote!


Nada: I think my obsession with Paris, France started from Madeline. And the first few lines of the story gave out such a clear visual, it was like I was one of the “twelve little girls in two straight lines.” I used to watch the cartoon of this too. It was adorable!


The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

“Narnia! It’s all in the wardrobe just like I told you!”

- Lucy Pevensie


NQD: Narnia was such a hit! Talk to us about the aforementioned quote.


Nada: I like this quote because Lucy was the only one who believed in the magic that was Narnia. She had a wide and vivid imagination filled with so much magic, that when she tried to tell her siblings, they wouldn’t believe her until they saw it for themselves. Her sass came alive in those words, “just like I told you!



Naj’s Faves:


A Children's Treasury of Verse by Patricia Ludlow


“I know a funny little man, as quiet as a mouse, Who does the mischief that is done In everybody’s house! There’s no one ever sees his face, And yet we all agree that every plate we break was cracked by Mister Nobody”


NQD: Why did you choose this quote in particular, Naj?


Naj: It was just something I believed in myself. That there was a mister nobody in the house, hiding objects and breaking things.


The House With Six Legs And Other Stories

by Enid Blyton

“It isn't every day that you have to chase your own house all the way down the street!”

NQD: We love a good imaginative mind! What did you like about this snippet of the book?


Naj: I liked it because it’s pretty memorable for a kid!




The Ugly Old Scarecrow and Other Stories

by Enid Blyton

“The old scarecrow has a head made out of turnip, ragged trousers and sticks for arms! Peter and Jane are frightened of him. But is the scarecrow really as scary as he seems?”


NQD: Aww, poor scarecrow. What was it about this one that you liked?


Naj: This quote reminded me to never judge a person/object by the way they look.