There is a story or poem to raise a goose bump on the toughest skin,
and we are well advised to help each child find it.
A child who has never thrilled to words
will remain indifferent to reading and writing them.
— Glenna Davis Sloan
The Child as Critic: Developing Literacy through Literature, K-8
To learn more about why leisure reading is so important for kids, take a look at the National Council of Teachers of English website.