Read 12.5 minutes a day to children to prepare them for school Childhood is the perfect time to learn the joy of reading. Reading books to children not only capture their imagination, but introduces new ideas, values, and vocabulary. In a study conducted by Ohio State’s Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, "a million [...]
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 [...]
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. He [...]
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.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
As most of you probably know, Easter is coming quickly! Sunday will be a day full of celebration and Easter egg hunts across the country! We found some pretty creative articles that we wanted to feature in this week's blog that put a twist on the traditional Easter egg. First up, a kid friendly craft that [...]