National Book Month | Periscope

National Book Month is observed in October. This collection celebrates books! 

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Idella Bodie | National Book Month
Idella Bodie | National Book Month

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Have you ever wanted to read a book set in your own hometown? Chances are Idella Bodie would like to write one for you. Many of Idella's books are set in familiar places - Charleston, Lake Murray...
A Scribe in His Study | National Book Month
A Scribe in His Study | National Book Month

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Did you ever wonder what the first books were like? European monks started making them many, many years ago in the Middle Ages. They did not have a printing press so each book was made by hand. The...
Idella Bodie's Books | National Book Month
Idella Bodie's Books | National Book Month

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Books by Idella Bodie: Secret of Telfair Inn A Hunt for Life's Extras: The Story of Archibald Rutledge The Mystery of the Pirates Treasure Stranded Ghost in the Capitol Whopper: A Novel South Carolina...
Betsy Byars | National Book Month
Betsy Byars | National Book Month

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Betsy Byars is an author of over 60 books for young people. Her book Summer of the Swans won the Newbery medal in 1971, and her works have been translated into nineteen different languages! Betsy and...
Page from the Book of Kells | National Book Month
Page from the Book of Kells | National Book Month

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Each book was special and took a long time to make. Sometimes a monk worked for a year or more on one book. Usually they were stories from the Bible, so the monks wanted them to be very beautiful...
13th Century Prayer Book | National Book Month
13th Century Prayer Book | National Book Month

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In this page from a 13th century prayer book the letter "P" changes into a man and the "E" is in a box, with flowers inside it. Photo courtesy of The Melbert R. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection