Matilda by Roald Dahl

"The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives."

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

"One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world."

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

"But need alone is not enough to set power free: there must be knowledge."


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

"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."


Terry Pratchett, author of Truckers

"Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one."

Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

"...the brain is like a muscle, and if you don't exercise it by reading and doing creative stuff, it'll get weak and mushy."

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

"A book, too, can be a star, 'explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,' a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe."

Jonathan Stroud, author of the Lockwood & Co. series

"Literature offers the thrill of minds of great clarity wrestling with the endless problems and delights of being human. To engage with them is to engage with oneself, and the lasting rewards are not confined to specific career paths."

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

“Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again.”

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

"Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when she was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book. People who are fond of books know the feeling of irritation which sweeps over them at such a moment. The temptation to be unreasonable and snappish is one not easy to manage."

Philip Pullman, author of Northern Lights

"Stories are the most important thing in the world. Without stories, we wouldn't be human beings at all."

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