The Story House is an independent, bookstore for children and young adults.  We are located within Dawson's Market in Rockville Town Center and in our renovated trolley bus.  The Story House trolley travels throughout the DC area, partnering with schools, faith groups and organizations on book fairs and other customized book events.


225 N. Washington Street, Rockville, MD

(inside Dawson's Market)


Mobile in our Trolley Bookstore


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Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans


By Phil Bildner

Illustrations by John Parra

Size: 11 x 9 1/2 in;Pages: 44 pp;

Age Range: 5 - 8 years Format: Hardcover Publication: August 2015

ISBN: 9781452125787


In New Orleans, there lived a man who saw the streets as his calling, and he swept them clean. He danced up one avenue and down another and everyone danced along. The old ladies whistled and whirled. The old men hooted and hollered. The barbers, bead twirlers, and beignet bakers bounded behind that one-man parade. But then came the rising Mississippi—and a storm greater than anyone had seen before. In this heartwarming book about a real garbage man, Phil Bildner and John Parra tell the inspiring story of a humble man and the heroic difference he made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


Media Reviews

“Trumpets the power of one person's efforts in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds to inspire an entire community.” 
—Shelf Awareness for Readers, Starred Review 

"Bildner and Parra have created a folk hero for the ages, and for readers of all ages."
—New Orleans Times-Picayune 

"A fine tribute to an unsung African-American hero.”
—Kirkus Reviews