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Jennifer Glidden
Publicity at Capstone, children's book publisher
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The journey of A Different Pond began in 2015 when I read a blog post that poet Bao Phi had written about another Capstone picture book I edited—Here I Am, by Patti Kim and illustrated by Sonia Sánchez. Bao praised the book as one he loved sharing with his young... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at Capstone Connect
As the year rapidly commences and time is short to find Common Core literature links, look no more if you are teaching science in the elementary school. Here enters Capstone’s Curious Pearl, Science Girl 4D series. You are in luck if you are looking for curricular ties to: States of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Capstone Connect
We sat down with debut author Craig Dirkes of SUCKTOWN, ALASKA to talk about his new young adult novel which published this week. Reviewers have praised the novel, naming it a Top 10 Most Anticipated Indie YA of 2017 (Barnes & Noble Teen) and comparing it to Sherman Alexie’s The... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Capstone Connect
By guest author Rachel Ruiz In January 2012, I made a decision that would change my life. But not right away. I accepted the job as Story Development Producer for the video team at Obama for America, the campaign to re-elect Barack Obama. I had never worked on a political... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Capstone Connect
Between June 24 and July 2, U2 performed 5 AMAZING shows at the United Center in Chicago. I was lucky enough to attend 4 of them and be in the front row on the main floor each of those nights, each night from a different perspective. As a lifelong fan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Capstone Connect
The Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota, more specifically their unflappable, indefatigable curator, Lisa Von Drasek, headed up a special event last evening: a chat with Newbery and Caldecott-winning illustrator Paul Zelinsky, famed illustrator Ariane Dewey, and the former art director of Greenwillow Press, Ava Weiss. Bookfolk... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Capstone Connect
What's hot this spring from Capstone? Our incredibly talented Creative Concept Director Michael Dahl shares his favorite fiction in the latest episode of Capstone Live. Check it out! Missed an episode of Capstone Live? Visit the archive on the Capstone YouTube channel. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Capstone Connect
A team from Capstone’s Product Development staff was invited to tour the facilities, archives and underground vaults belonging to the Children’s Literature Research Collections (CLRC) at the University of Minnesota. Their host and irrepressible tour guide was Lisa Von Drasek, who is the Curator of the CLRC and a nationally... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Capstone Connect
Start 2015 with a renewed commitment to making #SchoolLibrariesMatter! Every year, January brings renewed optimism for change. Join us as we continue to draw attention to the crucial role libraries play as active, collaborative, creative safe spaces for students and educators. Support over 50,000 school librarians making a difference every... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Capstone Connect
Our much anticipated PebbleGo Next is finally here! Our new database features content connected to grades 3-6 curriculum with longer, more robust information. PebbleGo Next debuts with a State and American Indian Studies module. Featuring articles for all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., plus 11 American Indian culture... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Capstone Connect
Episode #3 in our ongoing Capstone Live! with Michael Dahl video series is now available! In this installment, Michael reveals a little secret with all of us... BOYS LOVE TO READ. Yes, it true! Michael shares some of his favorite books for boys, including graphic novels, comics, and much more!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Capstone Connect
Hey readers! Here's your chance to win one of our fairy tale themed book bags. We'll select a few lucky folks from the comments on this post & announce the winners next week. Want to increase your chances of winning? Head over to our Facebook page and enter again. Good... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Capstone Connect
It's official! PebbleGo is now available on the iPad! PebbleGo 2.0 is optimized for the iPad, Android, Kindle Fire HD, and other mobile devices. The new PebbleGo has an overall new interface design to support mobile web browsers, as well as a number of enhancements to the navigation for a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Capstone Connect
If you are a PebbleGo customer, you may have already heard the news - the beta version of PebbleGo 2.0 is now available! What that means for customers is that they can try out our new PebbleGo on their mobile devices - iPad, Android, Kindle Fire HD, and more! Have... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Capstone Connect
Today we made a big announcement at the Texas Library Association conference in San Antonio. This fall we're launching PebbleGo Next, a new database for grades 3-6. The first module will be State and American Indian Studies. Featuring articles for all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., plus 11... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Capstone Connect
Around the world, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 17th and it’s the perfect time to learn even more about this international holiday! Capstone has the perfect books to read about the St. Paddy's Day celebrations across the globe and the country of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Capstone Connect
On this cold Thursday morning in Minnesota, we wanted to warm your hearts by sharing a story about love from a very unexpected source (according to his students)! It's a story about Jim O'Connor, a very tough math teacher at St. Francis High School in La Canada, California who has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Capstone Connect
It is awards season and we thought we would jump right in there and share with you some of the highlights from the Capstone podium! We went for gold just like the Olympic athletes and the Academy Award winners - our goal - to create books that are loved by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Capstone Connect
Kindergarten and the Comnmon Core: It’s As Easy as ABC! is our newest Maupin House by Capstone Professional title. It’s been well-received as a professional resource as it shows teachers how to meet the demands of the Common Core standards while they maintain the magic of their kindergarten classroom. In... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Capstone Connect
Capstone invites young readers to enjoy the Star Biography Series where they will be transported into the luxurious and glamorous lives of celebrtities! The descriptive text and vivid photos bring these biographies of today's most popular stars and their fascinating world to life. It's a "sweet" way to get them... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Capstone Connect
Capstone Professional continues to release amazing educational resources for teachers under the imprint of Maupin House. We're excited about two new books that will launch this spring. It's early to unveil them while they are still in development, but these professional resources have already generated a lot of interest. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Capstone Connect
Happy Valentine’s Day from Katie Woo... And, Krystal Ball is sending hugs to you too... Know you are loved by Kylie Jean Valentine Queen... And, the author of Benji Franklin, Raymond Bean... We love to bring you stories and characters to last a will you please be our Valentine?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Capstone Connect
You may have noticed that our new logo for the Maupin House by Capstone Professional brand features an apple. Apples are a symbol of teachers and their relationship to their students, and we wanted to keep that relationship at the forefront of our product line. But there’s something else that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Capstone Connect
And the winner is...! It's award season and Capstone held its 2nd Annual Cappy Awards Show yesterday in Minnesota. It was a time to honor Capstone employees for all of their great contributions to the company and Capstone books. Over one hundred award winners were announced and there was even... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Capstone Connect
Capstone employees spent the day building “Little Free Libraries” on site - at the Cuna Maya Children’s Home in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. The day was about the children - giving them new little libraries across their campus filled with hundreds of Capstone books. Some of the employees put on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Capstone Connect