Welcome to a New School Year!

Capstone hopes to help set you—and your students—up for success. Check out our free activities for students, fun freebies for your library or classroom, curated booklists, and more. Get into the back-to-school frame of mind with Capstone!


Fall 2022 Spotlight

Welcome to Capstone’s new titles spotlight! Get a sneak peak at some of our favorite titles publishing in Fall 2022. From fun picture books and early chapter books to riveting graphic novels and middle grade reads, there is a Capstone book for every reader!

15 Perfect Back-to-School Books!

Back-to-school can be an exciting time, but also one filled with uncertainty and big feelings. Books can be a perfect way to start conversations about all of the changes and the emotions that children may be feeling. From common school worries like being away from home or fitting in, to reintroducing important social skills and personal hygiene, here are some of our favorite books to ease kids back to school. If you’re looking for the perfect read for back-to-school, we have you covered!  

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Social Emotional Learning in Your Classroom

What is Social Emotional Learning and how can you incorporate it into your classroom? Capstone’s SEL Guide unpacks the terminology and offers ways you can bring social-emotional learning into your classroom with lesson plans, activities, book recommendations, and more.  

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Poster Downloadables

Featured Book Trailers

STEM Fall 2022 Spotlight
Capture kids’ natural curiosity and interest in the exciting world of science with Capstone’s favorite STEM titles! From the smart and punny tail of the fourth little pig who uses her engineering knowledge to stop the big bag wolf, to the inspiring, true story of Gustave Eiffel’s perseverance to save his famous tower from demolition, these fun STEM stories will engage readers.

You Are Life
You are . . . You are . . . You are . . . Every child is full to bursting with amazing things! This joyful poem celebrates the wonderful and complex identity of children of immigrants and refugees, embracing all that they are--a dancer, a shining light, a K-pop song--and promising what they will never be: invisible. Award-winning picture book author and poet Bao Phi and illustrator Hannah Li remind young readers through lyrical text and fantastical illustrations that who they are and what they love will always be enough.

Riley Reynolds
Riley Reynolds loves crafting (and making messes), music (and playing it loud), and animals (from unicorns to dragon to fish and birds). They also love their family and friends. From making costumes to saving a park, Riley is always ready to help! Riley is nonbinary and loves that too, proving that you don’t have to identify as a boy or girl. You can just be yourself and be happy! Riley shows that being true to yourself is the most important thing you can do in this lively chapter book series by Jay Albee.

Educator Resources & Downloadables

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New Booklists

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