I often start a book with setting. The ‘seed idea’ for Be Light Like a Bird came to me the first time I saw a landfill. My husband and I had cleaned out the cabin my husband inherited from his father in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I couldn’t believe it when he drove all the stuff to a landfill nearby, a big hole where people bury unwanted items.
Kean Soo is well known for his contributions to the Flight Anthologies, but for me, his most well-known work is his wonderful comic Jellaby, which was originally published by Hyperion, and then later reprinted by Capstone/Stone Arch books. But luckily his partnership with Capstone didn’t end with reprinting his out of print titles. Instead they […]
The translation of the popular database was triple-verified: first by a translator, then an editor, and, lastly, the audio was reviewed for pronunciation.
Schools can apply to MN-based publisher Capstone to receive a matching grant toward the purchase of its interactive ebooks in a program announced today.
Capstone will debut a Spanish-language version of its PebbleGo database in Spring 2016. PebbleGo Animales will feature articles on more than 250 animals and their behaviors for grades PreK–2.
This article was published in School Library Journal's September 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
On Thursday, May 28th, I was lucky enough to be released from my regular duties as a middle school librarian so I could hop over to the City and spend a day at Book Expo America. I walked up and down the Convention Floor for five hours without a break. I only felt it when […]
The debut authors’ group Freshmen Fifteens announces the winners of its mini-grants. The 2015 International Latino Book Awards finalists are revealed. Enter for a chance to win a copy of Katie McGarry’s Nowhere But Here. Get a preview of Awkward graphic novel from Yen Press.
Winners Announced for IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service; Capstone Fellowship in Children’s Lit | News Bites
In the latest News Bites, the Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced the recipients of the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
At the Texas Library Association annual conference in Austin (April 14−17), Capstone unveils its pre-K−3 database PebbleGo Dinosaurs.
In industry news, Egmont USA has closed, Capstone has added more than 700 new titles to its interactive ebooks collection, and the National Book Foundation is looking for applicants for its $10,000 Innovations in Reading Prize.
Capstone’s PebbleGo Earth and Space database not only gets a new name, but the updated database will cover additional content selected for its correlation to STEM and Next Generation Science standards.
Capstone Publishing launched the PebbleGo Next database module on November 24. Find out how to sign up for your free trial.
Library Opening $2M Teen Learning Lab; Winners of Censorship Essay Contest; PBS Productivity Tools | News Bites
This month’s industry news features a $2 million Teen Learning Lab launching in Memphis, the winners of a National Coalition Against Censorship essay contest about The Miseducation of Cameron Post, and STEAM mini-grants from ALSC.
Volcanoes! Earthquakes! Written by Renée Gray-Wilburn Illustrated by Aleksandar Sotirovski Capstone Press These two hardback graphic novels, part of Capstone’s First Graphics: Wild Earth series, do a nice job of explaining basic earth science for young readers (the books have a reading level of K-3). Each book is divided into three chapters. The first is […]
Capstone now offers customers early access to a beta version of its popular PreK-3 research solution PebbleGo™—PebbleGo 2.0 features a new interface design optimized for the iPad, Android, Kindle Fire HD, and other mobile devices, as well as a number of navigation and user enhancements.
Capstone, a children’s books and digital products publisher, announced today—April 10—at the Texas Library Association that a new product, PebbleGo Next,™ its newest database module for grades 3-6, will debut this upcoming fall.
Spicing up the same old subjects can be hard, but these series make for some great new options—your readers will be informed, entertained, and, perhaps best of all, intrigued. Read on!
This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.