This is one of my favorite quotes because I can relate to this so well. When I was younger, I came upon that one good book called Daja’s Book by Tamora Pierce that made reading “one of [my] deep and continuing needs.” One of my first few posts was about that very life-changing event, which you can read here. I am a firm believer that if a child (or anyone for that matter) were to find a book which thoroughly captivates them and excites their imagination, then they will transform into an avid reader. Books just have this special thing about them, magical powers that entice people to pick them up. And, hopefully, it is a book they fall in love with and are encouraged to read more. Providing children with good books to read will only serve to benefit them. They will grow and change exponentially, unleashing their abundance of creativity and imagination.