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Inspirational Quotes From Children’s Books – Positive Affirmations For Kids

I love books. Being the daughter of a librarian and bookworm, our house was always full of books growing up. There’s something so magical about opening a book and becoming immersed in a whole new world. You can travel to places you’ve never been, go on great adventures and meet fascinating characters, all from the comfort of your own home. As an adult my love of books has continued and although my personal tastes have altered throughout the years, children’s books will always hold a special place in my heart. There are so many inspirational quotes from children’s books that are relevant to adults as well as children.

There are so many advantages to encouraging your child to read books. It broadens the mind and helps them see things from another perspective. It can improve their vocabulary and communication skills. And to quote the wonderful Roald Dahl :

There are so many other wonderful quotes from children’s literature. Quotes that inspire and encourage children to be the best person they can be. We have a few of these quotes in frames around the house, as the authors manage to phrase things far more eloquently than I ever could.

Here’s some of my favourites inspirational quotes from children’s books.

I love this quote from Mr Galliano’s Circus by Enid Blyton. It encourages tenacity and strength of character and the important lesson of never giving up.

When it comes to inspirational quotes from children’s books, you can’t go wrong with Dr Seuss. His books are full of inspiring content for kids. This above quote from Horton Hears A Who is one of my favourites. It teaches children respect and acceptance.

There are so many amazing quotes from Harry Potter but this is one from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is one of my favourites. J.K. Rowling is fantastic at encouraging children to be brave and this quote embodies the importance of having courage and to not succumb to peer pressure.


It’s a famous one and with good reason! AA Milne’s Winnie The Pooh stories are full of lovely quotes about bravery, friendship and love. However this one from The Pooh Story Book about self belief is one of my favourites. It encourages children to believe in themselves and to not be afraid.

Little Women fully embodies the notion of sisterhood and female strength. This quote shows that although tough times may be ahead, we can learn from it. Every struggle teaches us how to handle situations better and gives us the strength to navigate it.

Charlotte’s Web was a favourite of mine as a child. The unlikely friendship between Charlotte and Wilbur is such a lovely one. E.B. White, via Charlotte, shows children the importance of being a good friend, one of the best things you can be.

A book for the dreamers, Peter Pan encourages children to test their limits. This quote shows children the importance of believing in themselves and shows how you’re never too old for a little bit of magic.

There are so many more quotes I love but these are my favourite in teaching children positivity, kindness and and friendship. If you have your own favourite quote, why don’t you print it on a poster and frame it on your wall? This is a great way to lift your mood and spread positivity around the house. You can easily do this on a website like Canva and make sure to decorate the poster with beautiful fonts. You can find and download many free fonts on Creative Fabrica.

What are your favourites? Let me know in the comments!

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