2018 Silver Sponsor Capstone Publishing
Helping children develop a love of reading and learning, no matter their ability level, is at the heart of what we do at Capstone. Our passion for creating inspired learning has made us the most trusted publisher of children’s books and digital solutions for libraries, classrooms, and consumers for more than 25 years.
Capstone is a trusted publisher of children’s media, including books, digital products, solutions and services, literacy programs, and K-12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print and digital formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at-home reading. Capstone ignites curiosity and imagination through the power of inspiring learning experiences. #CapstoneForAllKids
Capstone offers an amazing line-up of diverse books for young readers (for all age groups). [Read more…]
World Languages for our Multicultural World
First Global Challenge, an international competition, brought teen-agers from over 150 countries around the world to Washington, D.C. this summer. Students collaborated across countries and borders to build robots which would reduce water contamination. A keynote speaker observed that in the future there would be many opportunities for budding scientists from around the world to work together for peaceful purposes.
This is the world that we need to prepare our children for. Regardless of their career choices or where they may live, it is more probable than ever that they will be communicating and working with people from diverse language and cultural backgrounds.
How do we best prepare our children for success in the multilingual, multicultural 21st century?
Let’s give them an early start learning a foreign language. One can learn a language at any age, but children who start early have more years to become truly proficient and to have a marketable skill. [Read more…]
It all started with a question from a little boy; a question about an iconic landmark that most adults recognize easily.
Author Carole P. Roman fondly remembers the day she and her grandson were spending time together on a family trip to Las Vegas. As a curious four-year old, Carole’s grandson spotted a replica of the Eiffel Tower and asked what it was. After explaining what the iconic Paris, France landmark was, she realized that kids needed a colorful and easy way to learn about the world around them. In that moment the idea for what is now a 50+ book collection was born.
“I wanted a way to explain cultures, provide gentle lessons, show examples of dreaming big to young readers to they don’t feel limited in what they can achieve,” Carole noted. “I also wanted to provide books that acted as introductions to cultures, religions, ethnic foods, historic times and even period dress. It was an exciting new journey that was vastly different than current role, but one I was thrilled to embark on nonetheless.”
As a very success business owner, Carole soon found herself “reinventing” her career path in her sixties and taking on the new role of children’s book author. Since that first inspiration moment with her grandson, Carole has self-published five different series-totaling 50+ books. [Read more…]
One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the United States, Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and over the years has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books. The company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format, maintaining a list that includes fine art titles in design, art, architecture, and photography. Inspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, our mission at Chronicle Books is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that is instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value.
Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco. Inspired by the enduring magic of books, we create distinctive publishing that’s instantly recognizable. [Read more…]