Every year for the past 30-something years, my mother’s side of the family has come together for a week at the beach. We’ve ranged in numbers from 15 to 45, with ages from one to 75. And while we’ve added family members and lost others, while bathing suit sizes have crept up, and while more… Continue reading Your 2018 Summer Reading List
For those of us without a lot of time to read – or perhaps readers like me who have books all over the house and want to be able to pick up and put down something if we have a few minutes to spare – short story collections are the perfect solution to get your… Continue reading May is Short Story Month
It’s that time of year again when the children are back in school and for school-age children and even high schooler’s, that means that parents are probably doing a little bit of a happy dance…don’t deny it, you’re a little excited even if you don’t want to admit it. But what about the parents of… Continue reading Parents Survival Guide While Kids Are Away at College…”Sniffle, Sniffle”…
This past week, the ABC News 5 Cleveland team out of Cleveland, OH featured a segment on their show that epitomizes why we do what we do. They open the exclusive segment with a staggering statistic….Nearly 66% of Cleveland residents are “functionally illiterate.” This means that reading something as simple as a medicine bottle can… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS! Why We Do What We Do!
Last week we had a Discover Books FIRST! Brace yourselves!!!!…..We met with Miss Maryland Princess 2016, TaLiyah McColl!! TaLiyah is working her way up to becoming a Miss America candidate!!! Can you believe it!? A future Miss America was at Discover Books! We are SO excited! She is one of the sweetest, most wise-beyond-her-years young… Continue reading Miss Maryland Princess 2016 Visits Discover Books!!
At Discover Books, we cannot express our gratitude for the donations that our followers and supporters give to us. Every month we receive THOUSANDS of donated books that are just waiting for their chance at a new life. Our goal is to Let The Stories Live On and find new happy homes for the donated… Continue reading You’ve Been Donating, So We’ve Been Busy!
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… Continue reading Is Your Child’s Summer Brain Less Active?