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 [...]

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Giving Back

“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 [...]

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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. [...]

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7 Reasons to Buy Used Books

1). Help Local Communities An important part of our sorting process allows us to identify books that are better suited to become donations to literacy-focused or community-based non-profit organizations, including libraries and schools. The scale of our operation enables us to donate millions of good-quality children’s books to wonderful organizations doing all kinds of important [...]

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“Language is the Expression of Ideas. . .”

Noah Webster. Photo is in the Public Domain in the United States "Language is the expression of ideas, and if the people of one country cannot preserve an identity of ideas they cannot retain an identity of language." ~ Noah Webster Noah Webster was an academic by nature. His mother taught him at home spelling, [...]

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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.

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Fall Into a New Habit

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 [...]

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Books to Film

Cinematography is powerful, no doubt. It leaves one breathless at times and a picture is worth a thousand words. The problem is - it isn't your picture. It is the director's picture and/or interpretation. That's the biggest difference between reading and watching. Reading allows you to be involved in the creation of the picture. The author lays the details out for you, but your mind fashions the image.

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