Children’s book week has been happening the first full week of every October for the past 80 years.

The Twits by Roald Dahl

It is an annual celebration of reading for pleasure for children. This year’s theme for Children’s Book Week is Heroes and Heroines.

Here are a few favourite quotes from famous children’s authors to celebrate Children’s Book Week:

An excerpt from Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, by Dr. Seuss:

Waiting for a train to go 
or a bus to come, or a plane to go 
or the mail to come, or the rain to go 
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow 
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
 or waiting for their hair to grow.

Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite 
or waiting for wind to fly a kite 
or waiting around for Friday night
 or waiting, perhaps, for their uncle Jake
 or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
 or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
 or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.

Everyone is just waiting.

 A quote from The Twits, by Roald Dahl:

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

Happy Children’s Book Week everyone!

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