The Lollipop Book Club is not just about giving a child a bunch of books. It is a "gift experience" that connects you with a special child in your life.
The best way to make this gift personal and unforgettable is through the words you are sharing with the child. A simple "Happy Birthday" or "I Love You" may be just right for your gift. But if you want to get more involved in crafting your message, here is a list of inspirational quotes to get you started.
And remember, you can send a different note for each book, so get creative and share your words of wisdom- or those of someone famous as quoted below!
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on the Treasure Island."
- Walt Disney
"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."
-French novelist Colette’s advice to her daughter
"Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing."
- William Arthur Ward
"I don’t know who my grandfather was; I’m much more concerned to know what his grandson will be."
- Abraham Lincoln
"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."
"It doesn't matter how slowly you go- as long as you don't stop!"
"You always pass failure on the way to success."
"Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher."
"Make each day your masterpiece."
"It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."
"Because life is a gift, all of us are gifted."
- Noah benShea
“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself,sitting alone in a room." -Dr. Seuss
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
“And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)”- Dr. Seuss
"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose."
"So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads."
“Don’t give up. I believe in you all. A person’s a person no matter how small.” -Dr. Seuss
"I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues." -Dr. Seuss
“Young cat, if you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you would learn! The most wonderful stuff!”
“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way.”
“I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down on the bottom we, too, should have rights.”
“My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It’s the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-matuzz. You’ll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond ‘Z’ and start poking around!”
“I’m sorry to say so but, sadly it’s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you.”
“If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” - Dr. Seuss
“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.”
― Roald Dahl
"The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I [haven't] read." — Abraham Lincoln
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." -Frederick Douglass
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." — J. K. Rowling
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." — Groucho Marx
"Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back." — Chinese proverb
"Wear the old coat and buy the new book." — Austin Phelps
"The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can't."— Mark Twain
"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943