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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In coming months...

I know, I know. We've been a bit quiet here at Capstone Fiction. Rest assured: we are all hard at work, finishing up our latest offerings, available for purchase in the new year.

But the books aren't the only new things we are working on. The blog itself is undergoing some changes. So we are going to say farewell, but just for a while. We'll be back before you know it, giving you insight into some of our favorite projects.

In the meantime, visit Capstone Connect for updates, and Capstone and Capstone Young Readers for product. We'll be seeing you soon!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday Comix!

Wednesdays are lame, right? Wrong. Although they're not Fridays, or Thursdays, or Tuesdays, for that matter, Wednesdays are still pretty darn cool. First, you lucky peeps out there get to read this here blog. And second, all the BRAND NEW comic books hit store shelves!! This week, I read AQUAMAN VOL 1.: THE TRENCH, a collection of AQUAMAN #1–6 (The New 52) by DC Comics. Yes, I know I'm a week (or two) behind, but this collection cannot be missed. A fresh, exciting, and funny new look at the King of the Seven Seas.

(FYI: Awesome transition about to happen. Wait for it…)

However, if you prefer an all-ages Aquaman adventure, wet your whistle with Capstone's  DEEPWATER DISASTER, part of our DC SUPER HEROES chapter book series.

Either way, you can't lose. Yay for Wednesday!!

Read on,


Monday, September 17, 2012

I See Fall

After a long, hot summer, today's weather in Minnesota is pretty sweet.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Award News!

We were excited to hear award news earlier this week. Great work to everyone involved!

The Ocean Story by John Seven, illustrated by Jana Christy, has won the 2012 Frances and Wesley Bock Book Award for Children's Literature, sponsored by the Neumann University Library and the Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies. The award recognizes only one children’s book each year which demonstrates ethical values and moral attitude and action, appeals to a child’s sense of wonder and curiosity, and instills a compassion for all creation. The Ocean Story joins noted past winners which includes Zen Ties by Jon Muth.

The 2013 Teachers Choice Awards for Children’s Books has named the My Little Planet series by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Ag Jatkowska, among the best resources for the classroom. The award, sponsored by Learning magazine, is exclusively judged by teachers in the classroom. Entries are evaluated on quality, instructional value, ease of use, and innovation.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happiness at the Library

Before school started, my oldest daughter spent some time at my parents' house. When they took her to the local library (which is new and amazing), this is what she said:

"This is a dream come true! This place is bigger than the mall!"

My heart nearly burst with pride.