A Non-Candy Halloween Tradition

On Halloween, the average child consumes around 3 cups or 7,000 calories of candy. Did that catch your attention? DiscoverBooks.com wants to you offer non candy Halloween treats with our Book Bundles. Books Not Candy.

How to Create a Beautiful Book Cover

photo by Jo Szczepanska We're all familiar with the old adage, "Don't judge a book by its cover." This applies to used books too. The scuffs, scrapes, and tears acquired by books have no bearing on the quality of the content inside. If anything, the fact these old books have weathered hard times and survived [...]

March Birthdays – Authors, Illustrators

March signals the coming of spring, the awakening of nature, and the yearning to grow and learn. Many talented authors and illustrators were born in this glorious month. We list by date each author and illustrator. Let their stories live on at Discoverbooks.com

Black History Month

The month of February is a time to reflect on the rich history and accomplishments of Americans with African ancestry. It's a time to reflect on what "Can Be". (A Reason to Celebrate and Share Our History by Cris Clay) It is a time to stand united and look forward to the future with optimism [...]

Where Did Walt Disney Get His Ideas?

https://www.discoverbooks.com/Default.asp Where did Walt Disney get his ideas? Books of course! He was a creative genius who brought hundreds of stories to life through his animated art. The majority of his movies were based or loosely based on books and historical stories. Great books make great movies. Animation made the stories and characters come alive. [...]

This Halloween – Books Not Candy

Halloween. The day where the average child consumes around 3 cups or 7,000 calories of candy. Did that catch your attention? Just for comparison sake, that is the same as eating 13 Big Macs. Discover Books wants to help. BOOKS NOT CANDY We sell children’s book bundles ranging from $5.20 to $11.00. We know for most people, giving out 100’s of books isn’t feasible, but giving 10-20 books is a start.

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday – Read Across America

Saturday, March 2, is not only a day to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday, it is also the NEA's Read Across America event.  Thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers celebrate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.  If you'd like to get involved, you can find out more here. Do you remember your first Dr. [...]

Young Adults’ Recommended Reading (by Kate)

As the primary IT guy for our website, one of the benefits my family enjoys is ordering books when I make code changes to DiscoverBooks.com. After a change, I always order a test book (to make sure everything still works properly). My daughter and wife fight about who gets the next “free” book (free to [...]

Is Your Child’s Summer Brain Less Active?

Happy Summer Bookies!!.....or is it!?! Scholastic recently published a study that shows that 15% of children (ages 6-17) don't read any books over the summer! I know, I know....we were shocked too!! That number is staggering considering there is SOOO much proven evidence that not reading over the summer is detrimental to a child's learning [...]