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The freebie isn't the child. That's my almost-four-year-old sporting one of our awesome Incredible Rockhead temporary tattoos. The first person to comment on this post with his or her email address (don't worry; comments are moderated, so your address won't show up on this site) will win a handful of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Capstone Connect
Faerieground is the inspiration behind this week's Foodie Friday post. I took an informal poll and got all sorts of ideas about what faeries, or fairies, eat. According to experts ages two to teenage (plus one 22 year old), this is what they eat: Belle: pumpkins from a garden Kathryn:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at Capstone Connect
The Olympics kick off tonight with the long-awaited Opening Ceremonies! And luckily for readers who love sports, our own Jake Maddox took on the Olympics with these four books. Let the Games begin! Gold Medal Swim Cycling Champion Relay Race Breakdown Track and Field Takedown Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at Capstone Connect
Check us out today over at the STEM Friday blog, where we're this week's host—lots of science, technology, engineering and math goodness over there to sustain you for the weekend. We're spotlighting one of our favorite science-related series, Wild Rescue. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at Capstone Connect
What are your Fourth of July plans? They surely involve fireworks and great food—and, if you're Katie Woo, they might include making these delicious Star-berry desserts! Enjoy! Click to embiggen! Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2012 at Capstone Connect
I loved the post that Mandy Robbins did here recently, opening up the blog as a conversation in which to answer questions about Capstone Nonfiction. I'd love to do the same for Fiction! Our processes can be a little different. If you have a question about how we make our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Capstone Connect
You have to pop over to our Stone Arch Books blog to check out this week's Foodie Friday, art director Bob Lentz's homage to one of our office traditions: Thursday Lunch. Enjoy, and have a great weekend! Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2012 at Capstone Connect
Oh, Katie Woo, I've never identified with you more! My family and I—most notably our three-and-a-half-year-old—are moving into our new house literally as you read this, and the way Katie Woo deals with it is helping me! What are some other books that help kids deal with new situations, especially... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at Capstone Connect
There is only one thing people in our office love more than books, and that is doughnuts. Although we certainly never need an excuse to go buy doughnuts, especially on a Friday, it's definitely nice to have one. Luckily, today is National Doughnut Day! There's literally no better excuse than... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2012 at Capstone Connect
On Monday, we honor all the men and women who lost their lives fighting for our country, remembering that they were not faceless soldiers but members of families, friends, colleagues. Our BLOODLINES series follows a family through multiple wars, tracing their bloodline as different family members fight. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Capstone Connect
It may still be spring, but it sure feels summery around these parts. Have a great weekend! Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at Capstone Connect
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Posted May 11, 2012 at Capstone Connect
Check us out today over at the STEM Friday blog, where we're this week's host--lots of science, technology, engineering and math goodness over there to sustain you for the weekend. We're spotlighting one of our favorite science-related books, Zeke Meeks vs the Stinkin' Science Fair. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at Capstone Connect
Time is running out to vote for your favorite kid-submitted character in our awesome Tony Hawk 900 Revolution contest. Who will appear in our book? There are five awesome characters, but only one will win... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2012 at Capstone Connect
Hi Connie! Yes. To find participating comic shops, you should visit the FCBD website: On the left-hand side of the homepage, there is a box “FIND A PARTICIPATING STORE.” You can type in your zip code, and any nearby stores will pop up. These stores will all have free comic books available, although we can’t guarantee they’ll have ours available at any particular moment. Your best bet... When the choice of stores pop up, look for ones labeled “Kid Friendly” or “School & Library Partners”. These stores cater a little more toward children, although others will probably have a lot of kid-friendly stuff as well.
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Rarely does this 30+-year-old man find appropriate use for this type of tweenage SMS language. But today, my BFFs, is one heck of an exception! Samples of Capstone’s first-ever Free Comic Book Day comic arrived in the office, and they are — well, utterly PRICELESS!! (Check out that cover!) For... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Capstone Connect
I had mixed feelings when I read this blog post over at Jenn's Bookshelves. (Go read it if you haven't already.) It's a huge honor for us to be known by kids as a tried-and-true publisher of books they actually want to read. That's the goal, after all. I'm so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at Capstone Connect
One of my very favorite poets, Adrienne Rich, died on Wednesday. I remember very clearly the time I first read her work: I was in my first year poetry seminar at Sarah Lawrence, and her "21 Love Poems" were in the collection of poems our professor handed out. Her writing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at Capstone Connect
Our managing editor Christianne's baby will be born later this afternoon in Mankato. He or she will be welcomed by two big sisters, which got us thinking about perfect books for newly-minted older siblings! Henry Helps with the Baby Big Brothers Are the Best Big Sisters Are the Best Welcome,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2012 at Capstone Connect
Okay, maybe it's not technically springtime yet, but with highs in the low 80s this weekend here in Minnesota, it sure feels like winter is over. Grab your favorite toddler or preschooler and check out a couple of our favorite springtime books by Charles Ghigna. Little Seeds Pick Up the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Capstone Connect
One of the winners of our Kylie Jean giveaway, Betty Sanders, dressed up as a Rodeo Queen for her students! Betty is the librarian at Carpenter Elementary School in Nacogdoches, Texas. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at Capstone Connect
Happy Read Across America Day! And happy birthday to Dr. Suess! I came across the Reader's Oath on the National Education Association's web site. It is meant to inspire children to become lifelong readers. But I think it works for adults too. Too many of my friends and family have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at Capstone Connect
Here's a bit of fun for your Friday! Last week, a special school assembly was held to honor our My Pet Is Super! contest winner Cloey Nyberg. Cloey, now a 4th grader, was presented with original artwork created by Eisner Award-winning comic book artist Art Baltazar. Art illustrated The Amazing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2012 at Capstone Connect
I have to go to the dentist today, and soon my three-year-old will go for the first time. That got me thinking about books I can share with him to get him ready. Here are a few we've published, perfect for first-time dental patients! At the Dentist Teeth Taking Care... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2012 at Capstone Connect
The Revolution is looking for a new member to find the remaining pieces of Tony Hawk’s shattered skateboard. Tell us why YOU should be chosen for the Revolution. HOW THE CONTEST WORKS Choosing a new member for the Revolution Team is critical to the success of their mission. Think about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at Capstone Connect