Welcome back MCCBD 2016 Silver Sponsor Capstone Young Readers!
Capstone publishes globally in both fiction and nonfiction children’s books for ages Pre-K to high school in the trade and education markets. Our content comes in a variety of print and digital formats including board books, picture books, interactive books, apps, audio and databases. Our imprints include Capstone Press, Raintree, Capstone Young Readers, Compass Point Books, Heinemann-Raintree, Picture Window Books and Stone Arch Books.
Inspired by imagination and curiosity, Capstone Young Readers creates entertaining and informative reading experiences that generate excitement and love for reading. Our publishing program contains books that bring family, history, and the global community to life for learners from toddler to young adult.
Katie Woo series: Katie Woo is a spunky, sassy, and stylish schoolgirl that readers will fall in love with. These early chapter books are perfect for explaining life changes, family celebrations and growing up. Award-winning author Fran Manushkin outdoes herself with these fun, lighthearted stories.
Sofia Martinez: Growing up in a big family, 7-year-old Sofia Martinez is used to fighting for attention. Her outgoing personality mixed with her confidence and fiery passion for everything she does gets her that attention — even if it’s sometimes mixed with trouble. Sophia is a little stubborn and a lot mischievious, so you can imagine the fun she creates in this early chapter book series. A few Spanish words and phrases are intermixed throughout the story, bringing the importance of Sofia’s culture to life. Discussion questions, writing prompts, and a glossary complete each book.
Museum Mysteries by Steve Brezenoff andIllustrated by Lisa K. Weber
From Steve Brezenoff, author of the best-selling Field Trip Mysteries, comes a suspenseful new series — Museum Mysteries. Join four friends as they take in culture and solve crimes in the Capitol City museums. Because of their parents’ jobs in the museums, the kids have unprecedented access to the exhibits, and because of their brains, they solve mysteries that leave the pros scratching their heads. Discussion questions, writing prompts, a glossary, and nonfiction resources continue the reader’s learning experience long after the story ends.
Victoria Torres-Pompom Problems by Julie Bowe
Now that Victoria Torres is in middle school, being popular is more important than ever, and Victoria is positive being a cheerleader is the best way to secure her popularity. Her best friend Bea agrees to try out with her, but Victoria is going to need a lot more than Bea’s support to make the squad. The competition is stiff and includes the awful Annelise. Will Victoria remember that being a positive role model is just as important as nailing her cartwheel, or will tryouts leave her feeling far below average?
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story by Rebecca Langston-George Illustrated by Janna Bock
She grew up in a world where women were supposed to be quiet. But Malala Yousafzai refused to be silent. She defied the Taliban’s rules, spoke out for education for every girl, and was almost killed for her beliefs. This powerful true story of how one brave girl named Malala changed the world proves that one person really can make a difference.
Capstone Young Readers is also proud winner received numerous awards from the Children’s Book Council, American Library Association, International Literacy Association, among many others. Some of the ones we’re most proud of are:
Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominee for our wordless picture book Here I Am by Patti Kim, illus. by Sonia Sánchez;
Many Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers selections from the American Library Association, most recently for Batman Science by Tammy Enz and Agnieszka Biskup;
Two Children’s Choices awards from the Children’s Book Council and the International Literacy Association for the hilarious picture book Because I Stubbed My Toe by Shawn Byous and the first book in the Sherlock, Lupin & Me series The Dark Lady, which features the childhood adventuress of a young Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler, and Arsène Lupin.
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