Friday, April 27, 2012
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...
Monday, April 23, 2012
I’m happy to hear that your students love Bloodlines, Jake Maddox, the Sports Illustrated Graphic Novels, and anything by Michael Dahl. And of course, it made me smile to know that the girls can’t get enough of Kylie Jean and Katie Woo. Lots of other book series came up, too, and it means a lot to know that you feel we understand kids and what they like.
My only TLA regret? That we didn’t have enough bags for each and every one of you. After all, everyone deserves to shout, “I’m bananas for reading!”
Friday, April 20, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
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 the unacquainted, Free Comic Book Day takes place the first Saturday in May each year (5/5/12), and comic book shops nationwide give away special, limited-edition comics from today’s top publishers...for FREE!! A seriously great promotion of comics and reading and kids, and we’re proud to take part with our 2012 Silver entry....
THE ROCKHEAD & ZINC ALLOY 2-FOR-NONE
(Illustrated by the brilliant C.S. Jennings & Douglas Holgate)
(What? A Super-Pets pinup? You got that right!!)
Trust me.... On May 5 (22 days and counting), you gotta get out there and snag this super spectacular FREE-VIEW! I mean, two awesome adventures for the price of NONE? That’s a no-brainer, IMHO!
Friday, April 6, 2012
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 glad that John-John found his way to Capstone and the books we've created specifically for guys like him. And I'm glad he's no longer a reluctant reader.
But it really makes me sad that he says his friends don't like reading, and it makes me sad that even though he does, he's feeling let down by books that aren't accessible for some reason. And it makes me really sad that books are another place where guys who don't love sports or who are a bit "nerdy" can feel left out. Head over and leave some suggestions for John-John—if anyone can give him great recommendations, I feel pretty certain that the Capstone Connect readers can. And then let us know: what else could we be publishing? What other niches can we fill? What other readers could we create?
Have a good, book-filled weekend!
Assistant Editorial Director