This summer, many of us wish we were heading to the beach to soak up the sun, swim in the ocean or pool, and read a good book. This year, beaches and pools across the country may not open for business. The corona virus may keep us in our backyards for longer than we had [...]
After the long, dark, cold winter, spring peers around the corner and beckons us to wake up and reset our lives. It gives us hope for better days. Flowers begin to break through the solid ground and light the world with color. The Earth is renewing itself, and the cycle of life is once again [...]
Spring is early this year. March 20, 2020 was the earliest spring equinox in 124 years thanks to leap year mathematical magic. Spring equinox marks a day when the Earth is not tilted toward or away from the sun. What is the result? 12 hours of daylight - a completely equal day and night for [...]
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
“Discover Books Donates 1,000 Children’s Books to Cecil County Public Library’s Reading Program” Elkton, MD - Baltimore, MD - January 27, 2020 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is the Cecil County Public Library’s program to develop a life-long love of reading in children. Reading to young children stimulates their brains and helps them develop an active [...]
January is Braille Literacy Month. Learn more about Louis Braille and how you can promote the cause by learning Braille. Everyone deserves to read.
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. [...]
Who is Bela Lugosi? Bela Lugosi celebrates his 137th birthday or he would have if he wasn't dead (Bela Lugosi is Dead Bauhaus-1980 English rock band album)( not to be confused with the German School of Art Bauhaus). He was a Hungarian - American actor, who brought Bram Stoker's Dracula alive on screen in 1931. [...]
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.
The fall equinox is the marking point where light and darkness, day and night are equally balanced. One could say, "It's all downhill from here," as the daylight fades minute by minute for the next 3 months. Perhaps, there is a better way to look at it. Using the equinox, as a mile marker in [...]