Quote: Dr. Seuss on Reading

Quote: Dr. Seuss, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." — Dr. Seuss

Quote: The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss

 

For more on Dr. Seuss, American children’s author and illustrator, see

Dr. Seuss 

Dr. Seuss Biography

seussville.com

 

Also see our

Booklist: LOL Books to Laugh Out Loud with Your Children

 

 

Quote: George R. R. Martin on Books & Swords

Quote: … a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. George R. R. Martin

a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. George R. R. Martin

Quote: … a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones Book 1, A Song of Ice and Fire 

 

For more on George R. R. Martin see http://www.georgerrmartin.com/

and Quote: Sleep is good, he said, and books are better. George R. R. Martin

 

For a books with swashbuckling sword fights see

Book Review: The City of Brass, S. A. Chakraborty

Book Review: The Kingdom of Copper, S.A. Chakraborty

 

Quote: Emily Dickinson “no frigate like a book”

Quote: There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away –  Emily Dickinson

"There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away" — Emily Dickinson

“There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away” — Emily Dickinson, American Poet

 

For more on Emily Dickinson, American Poet:

https://poets.org/poet/emily-dickinson

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/emily-dickinson

 

See our posts on:

Booklist: 10 Books for a Reading Roadtrip Across America

Book Review: European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman, Theodora Goss

Book Review: A Natural History of Dragons, Marie Brennan

Reader Roadtrip: Forefathers Book Shop

 

Quote: There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away –  Emily Dickinson

Quote: Arnold Lobel on Books

Quote: Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them. — Arnold Lobel

"Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them." — Arnold Lobel

Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them. — Arnold Lobel

For more on Arnold Lobel, American author and illustrator for children, see:  Arnold Lobel — Wikipedia

 

Read books about books:

Booklist: Books about Books for Shared Reading with Children

Book Review: The Library Book, Susan Orlean

Quote: You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.― Madeleine L’Engle

Quote: Reading should nor be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift. – Kate DiCamillo

Quote: A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket

Quote: A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket. Chinese Proverb

"A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket." — Chinese Proverb

“A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket.” — Chinese Proverb

 

Quote: One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by. Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

Booklist: Fun Summer Reads

Book Review: I lost summer somewhere, Sarah Russell

Book Review: Summer Hours at the Robbers Library, Sue Halpern

Booklist: LOL Books to Laugh Out Loud with Your Children

Booklist: Beach Reads for Kids, Shared Reading with Children

 

Quote: Kate DiCamillo on Reading and Children

Quote: Reading should nor be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift. Kate DiCamillo

Reading should nor be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift. Kate DiCamillo

Quote: Reading should nor be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift. Kate DiCamillo

Also see —

Quote: At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better. It’s an enormous force for good. — Barack Obama

Quote: Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. — Emilie Buchwald

Quote: “It was at that age, that poetry came in search of me.” Pablo Neruda

Quote: “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”― Madeleine L’Engle

 

Reader Roadtrip: Forefathers Book Shop

Reader Roadtrip: A Treasury of American History in Centre County, PA

Forefathers Book Shop

121 East Main St
Rebersburg PA 16872
Phone: 814-404-0506
One of the first sights in the shop the 76 miniature classic book collection in a cabinet
One of the first sights in the shop is the 76 miniature classic book collection in a cabinet

Housed in a former bank building, Forefathers Book Shop is a delightful place to spend a couple of hours. In addition to the books on the shelves, there are stacks of books to explore on tables and almost every surface.  Likewise, be sure to take a peek in the basement where there are thousands of novels. Moreover, there are even boxes of books waiting to be searched for hidden gems.

Vault Room, Forefathers Book Shop
Vault Room, Forefathers Book Shop, shelves of biographies of American Presidents

The book shop specializes in American History, specifically Political History.  In addition, there are thousands of biographies of American figures. The biographies of every American President are displayed in the former bank’s vault. The theme of American History wraps its way through out the store in artwork, presidential portraits, and collectibles on any wall space not taken up by book shelves. The theme is extended to the glass bottles of soda and frozen treats available on site.

The book shop is located in Rebersburg.  Rebersberg is about midway between State College and Lewisburg, along Route 192. Visitors to either Penn State University Park or Bucknell can plan a lovely morning or afternoon jaunt away from the typical college town exuberance. Complete your roadtrip with a meal in nearby Millheim at the Elk Creek Cafe. Uncover a treasure of Centre County, Pennsylvania and visit Forefathers Book Shop.

121 East Main St
Rebersburg PA 16872
Phone: 814-404-0506

Reader Roadtrip:

A Treasury of American History in Centre County, PA

Quote: Barack Obama on Literacy and the Knowledge Economy

Quote: Literacy is the most basic currency of the knowledge economy. Barack Obama

"Literacy is the most basic currency of the knowledge economy." Barack Obama

Quote: Literacy is the most basic currency of the knowledge economy. Barack Obama

Also see

Quote: At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better. It’s an enormous force for good. — Barack Obama