20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know

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Some of life’s greatest lessons can be found in children’s literature, and ironically, most of us only realize this once we are no longer kids. The following quotes are some of our favorites from books we used to read, and they may very well send you on a trip down memory lane.

1. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

“Promise me you’ll always remember that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think”

Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh
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The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh
  • Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • Hardcover Book
  • Milne, A. A. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages - 10/01/1996 (Publication Date) - Dutton Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

2. Dr Seiss, Horton Hears a Who

A person’s a person, no matter how small!

Dr. Seuss
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Horton Hears a Who!
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Hardcover Book
  • Dr. Seuss (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 72 Pages - 08/12/1954 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

3. Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse

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The Lion & the Mouse
  • Little Brown Young Readers
  • Hardcover Book
  • Pinkney, Jerry (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 40 Pages - 09/01/2009 (Publication Date) - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

4. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Sale
The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh
  • Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • Hardcover Book
  • Milne, A. A. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages - 10/01/1996 (Publication Date) - Dutton Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

5. Roald Dahl, The Twits

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The Twits
  • Puffin Books
  • Dahl, Roald (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 08/16/2007 (Publication Date) - Puffin Books (Publisher)

6. Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go

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Oh, the Places You'll Go!  
  • Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories
  • Hardcover Book
  • Seuss, Dr. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 56 Pages - 01/22/1990 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

7. Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic

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A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Hardcover Book
  • Silverstein, Shel (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 185 Pages - 09/22/2009 (Publication Date) - HarperCollins (Publisher)

8. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

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The Little Prince
  • 9780156012195
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 96 Pages - 05/15/2000 (Publication Date) - Mariner Books (Publisher)

9. L. Frank Braum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Original 1900 Edition With 160 Illustrations By W. W. Denslow (A Classic Illustrated Novel of L. Frank Baum)
  • Baum, L. Frank (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 199 Pages - 05/06/2021 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

10. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Sale
The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh
  • Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • Hardcover Book
  • Milne, A. A. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages - 10/01/1996 (Publication Date) - Dutton Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

11. E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery)
  • Great product!
  • E. B. White (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 184 Pages - 04/01/2012 (Publication Date) - HarperCollins Publishers (Publisher)

12. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (4)
  • Wizard
  • Magic
  • Quidditch
  • High School
  • Coming of Age

13. J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Peter Pan
  • Barrie, J. M. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 166 Pages - 06/01/2019 (Publication Date) - SDE Classics (Publisher)

14. Shel Silverstein

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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends Poems and Drawings
  • Hardcover Book
  • Silverstein, Shel (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 176 Pages - 02/18/2014 (Publication Date) - HarperCollins (Publisher)

15. Roald Dahl, The Minpins

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The Minpins
  • Dahl, Roald (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 09/03/2009 (Publication Date) - Puffin Books (Publisher)

16. Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

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The Lorax (Classic Seuss)
  • RANDOM HOUSE THE LORAX
  • Hardcover Book
  • Dr. Seuss (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 72 Pages - 08/12/1971 (Publication Date) - Random House Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

17. P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins

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Mary Poppins
  • Harcourt Brace and Company
  • Travers, Dr. P. L. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 208 Pages - 05/05/2015 (Publication Date) - HMH Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

18. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Original 1900 Edition With 160 Illustrations By W. W. Denslow (A Classic Illustrated Novel of L. Frank Baum)
  • Baum, L. Frank (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 199 Pages - 05/06/2021 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

19. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland: The Original 1865 Edition With Complete Illustrations By Sir John Tenniel (A Classic Novel of Lewis Carroll)
  • Carroll, Lewis (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 101 Pages - 05/06/2021 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

20. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Sale
The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh
  • Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • Hardcover Book
  • Milne, A. A. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages - 10/01/1996 (Publication Date) - Dutton Books for Young Readers (Publisher)