10 Lessons We’ve Learned From Children’s Books

10 Lessons We’ve Learned From Children’s Books

Have you ever heard the saying “all I really need to know I learned in kindergarten?” Well, here at HarperCollins Children’s we believe that to be true. Below we’ve listed some of the essential life lessons children’s books taught us when we were younger.

Laugh At Your Mistakes

“Oh do I have a lot to learn” — Amelia Bedelia

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

Friendship Is the Best Gift

“ You have been my friend, that in itself is a tremendous thing.” — Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Make Yourself Heard

“ Say it loud, make them hear you.” — Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary

There’s No Place Like Home

“ He walked along with the moon, wishing he was in his room.” — Harold and The Purple Crayon

harold and the purple crayon by crockett johnson

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

“You get what you get and you don’t get upset.” — Pinkalicious

Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann, Elizabeth Kann
10 lessons we learned from kids books

You never know what book will teach you a lesson that will stick with you for life. Bet you’d learn a thing or two from the last 50 years of Newbery Award winners.

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