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The Power of Reading

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 20, 2008

What can reading do for our children? It soothes them, relaxes them, and induces sleep. It excites them, creates new beliefs, and takes them on amazing journeys (ones they may never have imagined by themselves). It teaches them, informs them, and reaffirms what they already know.

I read a blog post from THE OPTIMIZED LIFE also titled “The Power of Reading”:

… Reading helps define who we are and who we aspire to be.

As said by Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones,

“You are the same today that you are going to be in five
years from now except for two things: the people
with whom you associate and the books you read.”  …

… By taking in new knowledge from a book, you are
creating a bigger world for yourself, a world of possibility
and promise. Don’t shut the book on your future. …

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The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is a resource devoted to children’s literacy. We publish reviews and book lists of the best books for kids of all ages. We also produce author and illustrator interviews and share literacy based articles that help parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians to grow readers. This article was written and provided by one of TCBR's regular contributors.

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