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"My book group has one rule: no books for adults. We read young adult fiction only." - Lev Grossman

"I'm usually working either on a picture book and a young adult book, or a middle grade book and a young adult book. When I get bored with one, I move to the other, and then I go back." - Jacqueline Woodson

"I haven't written a young-adult book in years. I'm also doing six 'Goosebumps' books a year now." - R L Stine

"Personally, I believe "Young Adult" to be an arbitrary title that means the book "Can be enjoyed by anyone/Has a main character who's not quite an adult/Is' really boring." - Shannon Hale

"Personally, I believe "Young Adult" to be an arbitrary title that means the book "Can be enjoyed by anyone/Has a main character who's not quite an adult/Isn't really boring." - Shannon Hale

"You have tremendous freedom in the young adult book world to write what you want. You can put R-rated content in a book that you can't in a similarly targeted movie." - Ned Vizzini

"Cecil Castellucci is writing Shade, who is the perfect writer for it. I love her young adult stuff, and it's pretty hardcore and visceral, so I knew she was going to bring that to the book." - Gerard Way

"With a young-adult series, you need to get a lot of books out on the market quickly. Teenagers aren't going to wait years and years for the next book." - P C Cast

"Children who assume adult responsibilities feel old when they're young." - Martha Beck

"Putting lessons in young adult books is very dangerous." - Ned Vizzini

"My foray into young adult lit was by no means planned. I wrote the first 'Alfred Kropp' book as an adult novel, which everyone loved but no one would publish - until I changed my protagonist from a thirty-something P.I. into a 15-year-old kid. After that, it was off to the races, and I am so glad." - Rick Yancey

"I published my first book in 1982 - a collection of Irish folklore called Irish Folk & Fairy Tales. It is still in print today. My first young adult book was published a couple of years later, and I've been writing in both genres ever since." - Michael Scott

"Some say it is the elements of hope and wonder in children's books that make them special. But there are many dark young adult novels these days. Adults loved Harry Potter, though it was written for the young. In the end, it is probably up to the reader of any age to decide if this book is for him or her." - Katherine Paterson

"The distinction has blurred between young adult and adult books. Some of the teen books have become more sophisticated." - Ann Brashares

"It was a Friday night, she was at a club, and a good-looking man was currently giving her the I-want-to-take-you-home-and-I-hope-I-last-longer-than-five-minutes look... and she was thinking about pie, a young adult book, and feeding her cat. She was so turning into the cat lady at twenty-seven. Sweet." - J. Lynn

"I used to be an editor and I was editing young adult series. I didn't really like the books that I was reading, so I decided that I would write a book about something I'd want to read if I was 16. It turned into a Cinderella story... I developed a proposal and the characters of 'Gossip Girl' for my job." - Cecily Von Ziegesar

"To see what books were available for my older students, I made many trips to the library. If a book looked interesting, I checked it out. I once went home with 30 books! It was then that I realized that kids' novels had the shape of real books, and I began to get ideas for young adult novels and juvenile books." - Cynthia Voigt

"I usually give a book 40 pages. If it doesn't grab me by then, adios. With young adult books, you can usually tell by Page 4 if it's worth the time. The author establishes the conflict early, sometimes in the first sentence. The themes of hope, family, friendship and overcoming hardship appeal to most everyone." - Regina Brett

"The extraordinary gentleness of the adult male with his young dispels all the King Kong mythology." - Dian Fossey

"People in the know say The Giver was the first young adult dystopian novel." - Lois Lowry

"Every young person needs some adult who's just wild and crazy about them!" - Parker J. Palmer

"People in the know say 'The Giver' was the first young adult dystopian novel." - Lois Lowry

"I used to act in television commercials when I was a kid and a young adult." - Dani Shapiro

"The thing is that my first novel, which was basically a mystery adventure story, won quite an important award in Spain for young adult fiction, and because of this it became a very successful book, and right now it's some sort of a standard title, it's read widely in many high schools in Spain, so I think, in a way, I was a victim of my own success in the field of young adult fiction, because it was never my own natural register. I never intended to write that kind of fiction, but I became very successful at it." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"I am trying to come up with some "adult" reads, but I mostly read young adult fiction (my job), which, by the way is excellent. I will post about some of my favorites that should appeal to adult readers" - Megan Mccafferty

"Even though probably the majority of homosexuals are not oriented towards young people, there is a significant number that are, especially the men...male homosexuality has historically been not adult to adult it has been adult to teenager" - Scott Lively

"I've published over 100 books - and that is divided about 50/50 adult and young adult. Lately, I have been writing more YA, which is such a great genre to write it. I don't have a favourite (I usually say it's the last book I've written), but certain books do stick in the mind. My very first YA novel, The Children of Lir, will always be special to me, and, of course The Alchemyst because it was a series I'd wanted to write for ages." - Michael Scott

"In a New York Post interview, Judy Blume, author of young-adult fiction, gave this advice on getting your kids to read: "Moms come up to me at book signings and describe how they're telling their daughters, 'These were my favorite books,'?" she says. "I say, 'Quit it! That's the biggest turnoff!'"You want to get them to read them, leave them around the house and every so often, say, 'You're not ready to read this yet.'" - Judy Blume

"What does seem to me poisonous, what breeds a type of patriotism that is pernicious if it lasts but not likely to last long in an educated adult, is the perfectly serious indoctrination of the young in knowably false or biased history - the heroic legend drably disguised as text-book fact. With this creeps in the tacit assumption that other nations have not equally their heroes; perhaps even the belief - surely it is very bad biology - that we can literally 'inherit' tradition." - C S Lewis

"The movie, like the book before it, is an expertly built machine for the mass production of tears. Directed by Josh Boone ('Stuck in Love') with scrupulous respect for John Green's best-selling young-adult novel, the film sets out to make you weep - not just sniffle or choke up a little, but sob until your nose runs and your face turns blotchy. It succeeds." - A. O. Scott

"Books are defensive, not offensive (unless you're the puzzled adult trying to make the kid with the book interact)." - Neil Gaiman

"It's insulting to believe that teens should have a different kind of book than an adult should." - Matthew Tobin Anderson

"Anyone interested in the world generally can't help being interested in young adult culture - in the music, the bands, the books, the fashions, and the way in which the young adult community develops its own language." - Margaret Mahy

"I think every young cook wants to write a book." - Thomas Keller

"It's so hard for every young person, trying to figure out the adult you want to be." - Ethan Hawke

"With everyone born human, a poet - an artist - is born, who dies young and who is survived by an adult." - Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

"You can make a movie that's more focused on the jokes, but Young Adult was not that kind of movie." - Kristen Stewart

"I have a passion for children's literature. Young adult literature. I love it. I've always loved it." - Gretchen Rubin

"I was definitely meant to be a young adult author, and I love it - I'm here to stay!" - Simone Elkeles

"A lot of people have no idea that right now Y.A. (young adult). is the Garden of Eden of literature." - Sherman Alexie

"Divorce in a young-adult novel means what being orphaned meant in a fairy tale: vulnerability, danger, unwanted independence." - Caitlin Flanagan

"At a very young age I was allowed to go into the cinema and watch adult films." - Baz Luhrmann

"I've never read a young adult novel, though. I'm sure I would love it, but I've never read one." - Elizabeth Olsen

"Why not write a book which is as sophisticated as a book for an adult, but is about the concerns that teenagers actually have?" - Matthew Tobin Anderson

"As an advocate for kids for over twenty years, I have watched things change since I was in school. Thankfully, this book made me face what I intuitively knew was real but pretended wasn't: The youth of our culture have been deeply wounded by our collective neglect and adult-driven self-focus. Young people need adults to understand what they are going through and people to care about them without a personal agenda. This book was very helpful to me, and my attitude toward teens will never be the same." - Doug Fields

"I suspect that authors who start their careers writing for an adult audience - and who eventually produce a young adult novel or two - are more common than authors who begin by writing for young adults and who then gravitate toward composing something for an adult audience." - Paul Di Filippo

"Well, I never got into the young adult headspace. With 'Twilight,' they are pretty adult themes, aside from maybe the first one, but even that. They're very adult themes, actually, particularly as the characters age. I never wrote for young adults. I wrote for myself, as an audience." - Melissa Rosenberg

"Our youth want less adult contact if that co ntacttreats them like boys. They want more adult contact that treats them like young men. Tired as they are of the former, they are hungry for the latter" - Michael Gurian

"I'd never really considered doing young-adult novels, but one of the things that a friend pointed out to me is that I've actually had a teenage character in almost every adult novel that I've written." - Michelle Gagnon

"If everything is made so obvious that it asks nothing of the readers, then after a while, their ability to respond is atrophied. And they grow up as young people unable to take anything from a printed page, or they become bored because they haven't discovered the nuances, the differences of opinion, the differences of approach between one author and another. Children can be trusted to skip what they don't like in a book. That's perfectly all right. But to have it all reduced to the supposedly twelve-year-old mind of the adult public is what I object to." - Frances Clarke Sayers

"The young adult literature is relatively new - it just kind of exploded in the 2000s. When I grew up, there weren't bookstores with sections dedicated to teen lit, nor was my generation raised reading books written specifically for us. Because of that, today we still think of books for teens as children's books and so when you write a book that includes sensitive topics, it just seems even more controversial. What's troubling to me about that is these are issues adults know that teens deal with. Not writing about them makes them something we don't, or can't talk about." - Jay Asher

"Holden Caulfield is the embodiment of what we mean by the phrase "young adult" - too young to be a grown-up, but too wise to the world to be completely innocent. He's caught in the in-between, and that in-between is what all young adult authors write about." - David Levithan

"Holden Caulfield is the embodiment of what we mean by the phrase "young adult" - too young to be a grown-up, but too wise to the world to be completely innocent. He's caught in the in-between, and that in-between is what all young adult authors write about." - David Levithan

"Harry Potter achieved a very special act of actual magic: it made it completely acceptable for an adult to carry around, read and enjoy a childrens book." - Maureen Johnson

"There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction; they can only be dealt with adequately in a children's book." - Philip Pullman

"'Harry Potter' achieved a very special act of actual magic: it made it completely acceptable for an adult to carry around, read and enjoy a children's book." - Maureen Johnson

"We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book: in silence, but imagining the sound." - Zoltan Kodaly

"It's such a thrill when an adult comes up to me and says, 'I read your book as a child and really loved it.' That's a tremendous compliment." - Katherine Paterson

"It's the biggest public health problem in America, the rising rates of obesity among our young people and very heavy statistics among our adult population." - William J Clinton

"I read Pushing the Limit and Dare You To by Katie McGarry. Fantastic stuff. I had never read young adult before, but now Im a believer." - Lori Foster

"[A young adult novel] ends not with happily ever after, but at a new beginning, with the sense of a lot of life yet to be lived." - Richard Peck

"I'm not a reader of young adult fiction for the simple reason that these novelists are writing for adolescents, so they are not writing for me." - Robert Cormier

"I do love the young adult novels as a form and genre, because it has a purity of intention and heart." - Ira Sachs

"I've always liked the classic "young adult" writers like Mark Twain, Jack London, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens. They write so clearly, and they know how to entertain." - Arthur Bradford

"It's hard to be responsible, adult and sensible all the time. How good it is to have a sister whose heart is as young as your own." - Pam Brown

"When you grow up in a place (whether as a child or an adult) you squeeze everything out of it. You need so much when you're young." - Vestal McIntyre

"Romance novels are my favorite books to read. I write young adult romances, and am so happy to be promoting this wonderful genre." - Simone Elkeles

"It's - I write the books and let the market find who reads it. I guess a young adult is anywhere from ten to fifteen." - Louis Sachar

"I avoid the young adult section altogether if possible, although it's sometimes fun to catch a girl lying on the floor, reading 'Gossip Girl.'" - Cecily Von Ziegesar

"It's not just what Christian fiction lacks I appreciate - it's what it offers. The variety is vast: contemporary, historical, suspense, mysteries, adventure, young adult, romance, fantasy, science fiction." - Randy Alcorn

"So much of young adult literature has turned dark, almost pathological. It's almost as if there is a race to see who can be the most dysfunctional." - Richard Paul Evans

"I thought I'd been condescended to as an Indian - that was nothing compared to the condescension for writing young adult literature." - Sherman Alexie

"There isn't a lot of poverty literature in the young-adult world. And I don't know why that is, but I think certainly I felt a gap." - Sherman Alexie

"I read 'Pushing the Limit' and 'Dare You To' by Katie McGarry. Fantastic stuff. I had never read young adult before, but now I'm a believer." - Lori Foster

"I think it's my job as a young actor to watch adult actors and take tips on the way they work." - Tye Sheridan

"I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult. I still have a problem with authority, I'm trying to listen!" - Nikki Sixx

"Doing 'Young Adult' was really reassuring to me in a lot of ways. It confirmed a lot of suspicions I had about great actors." - Patton Oswalt

"In a culture defined by shades of gray, I think the absolute black and white choices in dark young adult novels are incredibly satisfying for readers." - Maggie Stiefvater

"I was born and raised in Queens and moved into the city as a young adult. Then I ended up acting and decided to run off to California." - Debi Mazar

"I made stupid decisions as a kid, or as a young adult, but I'm trying to be now, I'm trying to take this lemon and make lemonade." - Kevin Mitnick

"Children's book writers tend to feel quite superior, and adult writers tend to feel they wouldn't know how to write a children's book - which might surprise you because I think a lot of people think it's the other way around." - John Boyne

"I feel like a young adult. In high school I never felt like my professional life and my personal life were at odds, because my job has never been to be a role model for young women or teenagers." - Tavi Gevinson

"I've been a book collector since I was young, since I was a kid." - Brett Ratner

"Young or old, a writer sends a book into the world, not himself." - John Updike

"The Daredevil comic book was the first comic book Marvel had ever put out that was an adult R-rated book, so I started with that. When I was creating the series, I just started with that tone, and that edge, and it just kept going." - Melissa Rosenberg

"That transition from child to adult actor is so incredibly elusive. The roles that were coming to me as a young adult were not that great, but I was taking them anyway to pay the rent. And the more bad roles in bad movies I took, the less anybody wanted me for a good role in a good movie." - Jackie Earle Haley

"I've always been a big guy, whether it's been a fat kid, a fat young adult, or a fat adult. I was always sort of... I guess the term would be 'popular.' I never dealt with a lot of name-calling or any of the bullying you'd think a fat kid might have to deal with." - Jim Oheir

"Going from a child actor to an adult actor is not an easy thing, and I was sort of lost in a no man's land for a while, trying to figure out who I was as a person, and going from a young actor to an adult actor." - C Thomas Howell

"The book that made a lasting impression was the one my mother gave each of us when she decided we were ready for our first adult novel, Lucy Maud Montgomerys The Blue Castle." - Hallie Ephron

"When you're old enough to write a book for children, by then you'll have become a grown up and have lost all your jokeyness. Unless you're an undeveloped adult and still have an enormous amount of childishness in you." - Roald Dahl

"In an age when all that was old seems new again, Bernard DeVoto's The Hour couldn't have made a more timely reappearance. This book reminds me of one of the joys of being an adult-cocktail hour!" - Graydon Carter

"There are some things that are more appropriate to a children's than an adult book but there's a huge overlapping area and most kids read an age group up anyway." - Terry Pratchett

"There's nothing more fabulous than an adult saying to you, "I think that you might like this one [book]." So I'm grateful every time that happens. It's an amazing thing that people care that passionately." - Kate Dicamillo

"I was incredibly lucky that my first book found a large and loyal readership. It changed my life - from being a very withdrawn adult to living in Paris as a full-time writer. It has also given me enormous confidence." - Daniel Tammet

"I move between the two: I write an adult novel, and then I write a children's book. I quite enjoy that. It's a nice change of pace each time." - John Boyne

"I have a cartoon I'm developing with Adult Swim called 'Monster Town U.S.A.,' so I'm busy doing that. Trying to do a coffee-table book of my photography that's been requested of me a couple of times. I'm constantly busy." - Norman Reedus

"I am a big outliner. For my adult book, 'The Visibles,' I did not outline, and it took me two years to write because I just didn't outline, and I had no path." - Sara Shepard

"If I get a chance to write a comic book or do a voice in an Adult Swim show, I do it. It's much more fulfilling to me and I get to work with people who I'm a fan of." - Bill Hader

"As a children's author, reviewers are generally very nice to you. I only ever wrote one adult book and received such a kicking for it that I was in trauma for the next six months." - Anthony Horowitz

"The book that made a lasting impression was the one my mother gave each of us when she decided we were ready for our first 'adult novel,' Lucy Maud Montgomery's 'The Blue Castle.'" - Hallie Ephron

"To me there's no difference between writing YA and adult except that in YA I make the book a little shorter and the protagonists are teens. The difference is in the readers." - Charles De Lint

"It's not until recently that I could even imagine myself as an adult. But these kids today, they look at me like I'm Neil Young. Nirvana is the band their parents listen to." - Dave Grohl

"Turning 16 is kind of scary because when you're 16, you go from being a kid and then you can drive and are more of a young adult in a way." - Chloe Moretz

"Like so many other nerdy, disaffected young people of that time, I dreamed of becoming an 'artist', i.e., somebody whose adult job was original and creative instead of tedious and dronelike." - David Foster Wallace

"The protagonist of folktale is always, and intensely, a young person moving through ordeals into adult life. . . . and this is why there are no wicked stepchildren in the tales." - Jill Paton Walsh

"Act your age. Students do not look upon you as a buddy, pal, or peer. They expect you to be a mature adult....Many young teachers have a tendency to seek popularity, resorting to tactics that can create endless problems." - Jim Brown

"My final advice for young people is to not wait for leadership from adult politicians. Step forward today, because our current leaders are denying the dire reality we are facing. Leadership can come form anywhere." - Kumi Naidoo

"He [an earnest young reporter] seemed to share the view of many intelligent, well-educated, well-meaning people that, while adult literature may aim to be art, the object of children's books is to whip the little rascals into shape." - Katherine Paterson

"Young people wonder how the adult world can be so boring. The secret is that it is not boring to adults because they have learnt to enjoy simple things like covert malice at one another's expense." - Celia Green

"I believe in national service, I believe that every young adult citizen should do two years of national service. Not necessarily to be deployed, but to understand teamwork, responsibility and mixing with different people." - Robert Irvine

"I think it's safe to say that 50% of the record buying metal community is people between the ages of 16 and 25 - people still in their teenage-angsty, early young-adult years." - Blake Judd

"As a teenager and a young adult, I never felt like my own story was interesting enough to tell, so I always wrote lyrics from someone else's perspective - told someone else's story." - Zach Condon

"As a young adult, I began to read widely in history, philosophy, and religion - including the Bible. I began to feel that a purely secular view of life was incomplete and that the universe was a fundamentally spiritual place." - Mike Berenstain

"He's one of my closest friends in the industry. He makes me feel like a teenager - I have to act and think like an adult so much. He makes me feel young again." - Rihanna

"What afflicts the adult is not so much the illusion of hope as, no doubt among other things, the grotesque illusion of looking down from some supposedly higher vantage-point, free from illusion, upon the illusions of the young." - Soren Kierkegaard

"I always thought of vampires, especially the young-adult ones, as a metaphor for sex - sucking blood, forbidden, taboo. I think they just ooze sex. Vampires are all the big themes in life in one attractive, bloodsucking package." - Melissa De La Cruz

"When you're younger and you see something that really speaks to you, it's indelible in a way that's not the same as when you're an adult. So I'll always love reading books and making movies that resonate with young people." - Nina Jacobson

"I'm rather pleased with the new manuals. I see Inform now as a gauche young adult, having got past the stage of growing out of his shoes every few months." - Graham Nelson

"If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat - in other words, turn you into an adult." - P J Orourke

"The Left is acting like a young child, saying 'I want peace'... A child says 'I want candy right away,' an adult takes all of the factors into account and understands who he's dealing with." - Ehud Barak

"Nothing ensures the success of the child more in the society than being read to from infancy to young adulthood. Reading books to and with children is the single most important thing a parent, grandparent, or significant adult can do." - Anita Silvey

"I would defend the liberty of consenting adult creationists to practice whatever intellectual perversions they like in the privacy of their own homes; but it is also necessary to protect the young and innocent." - Arthur C Clarke

"Young adult novels don't shy away from the discussion of weight issues, and 'Blubber,' the tale of an overweight, not-so-sympathetic fifth-grader bullied by her peers, is a refreshing take." - Jami Attenberg

"A lot of young-adult authors, great ones, have tried their hands at literary fiction, and not a lot of them have succeeded. Not even Roald Dahl could switch-hit, and not for lack of trying." - Lev Grossman

"There is no age, height, or weight requirement to skate. It is good exercise no matter what your age is. If you want to be competitive, most start young. But, I practice with many adult competitors." - Nancy Kerrigan

"Misconceptions about Young Adult fiction aren't new to fans of the genre. From being dismissed as mindless fluff for 'Twilight'-obsessed tweens, to constant warnings that the genre is dying, kerfuffles between the media and readers occur with alarming regularity." - Jennifer Armintrout

"If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat - in other words, turn you into an adult." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Whether we think of Disney's blonde beauty and her pumpkin carriage or Marissa Meyer's recent recasting of 'Cinderella' as a cyborg in the young adult novel 'Cinder,' we know that there are countless modern retellings of the tale." - Marie Rutkoski

"We just happened to come along at time where there hadn't been a new young adult drama that also could appeal to adults as well in quite some time. We sort of found a little bit of a niche." - Josh Schwartz

"Turning 16 is kind of scary because when you're 16, you go from being a kid and then you can drive and are more of a young adult in a way." - Chloe Grace Moretz

"Young people are often asked, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' and given advice about how to lead meaningful adult lives, but where's the encouragement to lead meaningful lives right now?" - Adora Svitak

"And my parents' separation was tricky. But my mum had always been really honest with me, and treated me like an adult even when I was really young, so I knew they hadn't been getting on." - Lisa Snowdon

"I was a 'young adult' when I wrote 'The Outsiders,' although it was not a genre at the time. It's an interesting time of life to write about, when your ideals get slammed up against reality, and you must compromise." - S E Hinton

"I don't read young adult or children's books, now that my grandchildren are beyond the age of my reading to them. I read reviews, and so I'm aware of what's out there. But I tend not to read the books." - Lois Lowry

"There are several authors who are also lawyers - and not only the ones who write legal thrillers. There are other attorneys who write romantic fiction, and I know of at least one who writes young adult books." - Candace Camp

"What I thought as a young adult is you act like you have it together whether or not you do because that is what church people do. That is not what God has called us to do." - Beth Moore

"We know from past history that when young people vote for one party a couple of times, they tend to vote for that party during their adult lifetimes in disproportionate numbers." - David Gergen

"With my first book, 'A Letter to a Young Brother,' I figured it would be my only book I was ever going to write. What happened with that is a lot of young men would reach out to me." - Hill Harper

"First, let's look at the importance of the young adult in the cigarette market. In 1960, this young adult market , the 14 to 24 age group, represented 21% of the population. As seen by this chart, they will represent 27% of the population in 1975, they represent tomorrow's cigarette business, as this 14 -24 age group matures, they will account for a key share of the total cigarette volume - for at least the next 25 years ." - R. J. Reynolds

"Let the young know they will never find a more interesting, more instructive book than the patient himself." - Giorgio Baglivi

"The book [The Dissemblers] officially came out two weeks after my thirtieth birthday...am I still young?" - Liza Campbell

"It is with pain that I read of the dire effects of my book upon the minds of young girls." - Mary Maclane

"When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live." - Paul Mccartney

"A year ago, I turned the final page of The Book of the Dead. I don't feel young any more." - Garth Nix

"The first book that they gave me was Jeannie, a young teenager. I went on with her maybe ten books." - Dan Decarlo

"I think of Neuromancer as being, in a good sense, an adolescent book. It's a young man's book. It was written very young-man's-book. It was written by a man who was not very young, when he wrote it, but who was sufficiently immature." - William Gibson

"Over and over again women and men ... come to me saying, I don't know enough to write a book for adults, and so I'd like to try a book for children. And I tell them that when they have learned enough to write for an adult perhaps a child will listen to them." - Mabel Robinson

"The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading. It isn't achieved by the book alone, nor by the child alone, nor by the adult who's reading aloud-it's the relationship winding between all three, bringing them together in easy harmony." - Mem Fox

"The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading. It is' achieved by the book alone, nor by the child alone, nor by the adult who's reading aloud-it's the relationship winding between all three, bringing them together in easy harmony." - Mem Fox

"I have always believed in the magic of childhood and think that if you get your life right that magic should never end. I feel that if adults cannot enjoy a children's book properly there is something wrong with either the book or the adult reading it. This of course, is just a smart way of saying I don't want to grow up." - Colin Thompson



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