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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Some Kind of Happiness

THINGS FINLEY HART DOESN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT:  Her parents, who are having problems. (But they pretend like they're not.)  Being sent to her grandparents' house for the summer.  Never having met said grandparents.  Her blue days-when life feels overwhelming, and it's hard to keep her head up. (This happens a lot.)   Finley's only retreat is the Everwood, a forest kingdom that exists in the pages of her notebook. Until she discovers the endless woods behind her grandparents' house and realizes the Everwood is real--and holds more mysteries than she'd ever imagined, including a family of pirates that she isn't allowed to talk to, trees covered in ash, and a strange old wizard living in a house made of bones.  With the help of her cousins, Finley sets out on a mission to save the dying Everwood and uncover its secrets. But as the mysteries pile up and the frightening sadness inside her grows, Finley realizes that if she wants to save the Everwood, she'll first have to save herself.   Reality and fantasy collide in this powerful, heartfelt novel about family, depression, and the power of imagination.
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  • Author

    Legrand, Claire
  • Publisher

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers