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Capstone Partners with Cantata Learning for Distribution of Picture Books with Music


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Feb. 10, 2015 – Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, has partnered with Cantata Learning, an educational publisher of PreK-3 curriculum content and music, for distribution of its product line through direct and wholesale channels for the school and library markets. Twenty-nine Cantata Learning products are now available as Capstone Interactive eBooks and as print picture book/audio bundles, with an additional 42 new books set for release in Fall 2015.  

Among the initial list of titles include classics, such as Baa Baa Black Sheep, Mary Had a Little Lamb, and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, and original stories, such as Seasons Come and Seasons Go and Who Can Fly?

Cantata Learning combines text with music, featuring unique picture books with familiar nursery rhymes and original sing alongs to engage students and help them have fun as they learn about the world around them. Encouraging children to read, listen, and sing helps them practice grammar, expand their vocabulary, and retain ideas. Leveraging repetition, rhythm, and rhyme, Cantata introduces key content areas for students and supports literacy development through phonological and print awareness, letter knowledge, narrative skills, vocabulary, and print motivation.

"Capstone is thrilled to partner with Cantata Learning to bring their books and music to our customers, offering a new approach to supporting the many learning styles of their students. Research shows that pairing text and music can increase students’ engagement, help them retain key facts, and activate multiple learning receptors. And Cantata’s approach is both delightful and fun!" said David Samuelson, Capstone EVP and General Manager.

Capstone offers Cantata Learning products in a variety of formats, including: Capstone Interactive eBooks, print book/CD, or print book/web access. Learn more about the products on the Capstone website.


About Capstone

Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print, digital and media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at home reading. Capstone’s business units include Capstone Library, Capstone Classroom, Capstone Young Readers, myON, and Capstone International.  

About Cantata Learning

Cantata Learning is a creator of content paired with music audio for children that address curriculum needs for the PreK-3 early reader. Cantata Learning creates picture books paired with traditional children's music audio, and content-rich original lyrics and melodies for the school and library markets.