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 [...]Continue reading "Black History Month"
“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 [...]Continue reading "Giving Back"
January is Braille Literacy Month. Learn more about Louis Braille and how you can promote the cause by learning Braille. Everyone deserves to read.Continue reading "The Gift of Reading"
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. [...]Continue reading "Where Did Walt Disney Get His Ideas?"
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 [...]Continue reading "7 Reasons to Buy Used Books"
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. [...]Continue reading "Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula"
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, [...]Continue reading "“Language is the Expression of Ideas. . .”"
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.Continue reading "This Halloween – Books Not Candy"
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 [...]Continue reading "Fall Into a New Habit"
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.Continue reading "Books to Film"