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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The Book of Mistakes

SKU: 9780735227927

Corinna Luyken

Penguin Random House


One eye was bigger than the other.    That was a mistake.  The weird   frog-cat-cow thing? It made an excellent bush.  And the inky smudges. . .  they look as if they were always meant to be leaves floating gently across the sky.  As one artist incorporates accidental splotches, spots, and misshapen things into her art, she transforms her piece in quirky and unexpected ways, taking readers on a journey through her process.  Told in minimal, playful text, this story shows readers that even the biggest "mistakes" can be the source of the brightest ideas--and that, at the end of the day, we are all works in progress, too.  Fans of Peter Reynolds's  Ish  and Patrick McDonnell's  A Perfectly Messed-Up Story  will love the funny, poignant, completely unique storytelling of  The Book of Mistakes.  And, like  Oh, The Places You'll Go!, it makes the perfect graduation gift, encouraging readers to have a positive outlook as they learn to face life's obstacles.