Spring 2023 Preview

Welcome to our Spring 2023 Preview!

Dive into reading some of the books we’re most excited about for spring! From the inspiring true story of Yoshi, a loggerhead turtle who journeyed more than 22,000 miles to find her home, in Yoshi’s Big Swim to the launch of the early chapter book series Liam Kingbird's Kingdom, one of very few early readers on the market with an Indigenous main character, Capstone has your readers’ next favorite book. Take a sneak peek at highlights of Capstone’s Spring 2023 titles before they hit the shelves.

 

Yoshi's Big Swim

Inspiring story of conservation and teamwork 

Yoshi’s Big Swim: One Turtle’s Epic Journey Home
By Mary Wagley Copp, illus. by Kaja Kajfež
Ages 7-10
Publishing January 1

The impressive true story of Yoshi, a loggerhead turtle who was rescued by fishermen, then rehabilitated and cared for by scientists for many years until the day she let them know it was time for her to move on. Discover an amazing story celebrating teamwork, science, and an animal hero who swam more than 22,000 miles to her true home—the longest journey of any animal ever tracked. In addition to being awe-inspiring, Yoshi's story underlines the importance of wildlife conservation and the power of one animal to unite people around the world for a common cause.

Book cover image of Yoshi's Big Swim by Mary Wagley Copp, illustrated Kaja Kajfez

Waiting on Mr. Sloth

Sequel to Mindful Mr. Sloth by best-selling author Katy Hudson

Waiting on Mr. Sloth
By Katy Hudson
Ages 4-8
Publishing January 1

The sun is out. The temperature is hot. And Sasha has everything packed and ready for a full day of swimming! But Mr. Sloth is taking for-eh-ver! Sasha does NOT like to wait. However, her best friend is never in a hurry. Will Sasha learn to be patient, or will her quick temper ruin a memorable summer outing?

Book cover image of Waiting on Mr. Sloth by Katy Hudson, along with illustrated images of the main characters Sasha, who is ready to go swimming, and Mr. Sloth, who is lazily napping.

Picture Books

3d book cover image of Trucker Kid by Carol Gordon Ekster, illustrated by Russ Cox3d book cover image of Trucker Kid by Carol Gordon Ekster, illustrated by Russ Cox

Trucker Kid
By Carol Gorden Ekster
Illustrated by Russ Cox 

3D book cover image of Benford Draws a Blank by Danielle Dufayet, illustrated by Katia Klein3D book cover image of Benford Draws a Blank by Danielle Dufayet, illustrated by Katia Klein

Benford Draws a Blank
By Danielle Dufayet
Illustrated by Katia Klein 

3D book cover image of A Bad Case of the Almosts by Janet Sumner Johnson, illustrated by Alexandra Colombo3D book cover image of A Bad Case of the Almosts by Janet Sumner Johnson, illustrated by Alexandra Colombo

A Bad Case of the Almosts
By Janet Sumner Johnson
Illustrated by Alexandra Colombo 

Liam Kingbird's Kingdom

Indigenous representation in new early reader series

Liam the Lion
By Andrew Stark, illus. by Emily Faith Johnson
Ages 5-7
Publishing January 1

Liam is starting at a new school, and he is worried about making new friends. When a classmate asks about Liam’s cleft lip, Liam is afraid the boy is making fun of him. But in class that afternoon, Liam discovers that what makes him different also makes him special, and that is a reason to be proud. K-3 readers will find a friend in the charming new series Liam Kingbird's Kingdom, featuring Liam, a quiet but strong Indigenous third-grader who lives on an Ojibwa reservation. 

Book cover image of Liam the Lion by Andrew Stark, illustrated by Emily Faith Johnson, along with illustrated images of a majestic lion and the main character Liam Kingbird proudly wearing a crown on his head

The Ashe Brothers

Moving story about sibling love and sacrifice

The Ashe Brothers: How Arthur and Johnnie Changed Tennis Forever
By Judy Allen Dodson, illus. by David Wilkerson
Ages 8-11
Publishing January 1

In 1968, Arthur Ashe climbed his way to the top of the tennis world in a time filled with racial tension and segregation. But his success didn’t happen without help. Arthur’s close relationship with his younger brother, Johnnie, was key to Arthur becoming the first Black man to break the color barrier in men’s tennis. A layered story full of love, sibling rivalry, and unconditional support, this is the little-known story behind Arthur’s Grand Slam win.

Book cover image of The Ashe Brothers by Judy Allen Dodson, illustrated by David Wilkerson, along with an illustrated image of tennis champion Arthur Ashe holding the U.S. Grand Slam winning trophy above his head

Nonfiction Selections

3D book cover image of Deep, Deep Down by Lydia Lukidis, illustrated by Juan Calle 3D book cover image of Deep, Deep Down by Lydia Lukidis, illustrated by Juan Calle

Deep, Deep Down: The Secret Underwater Poetry of the Mariana Trench
By Lydia Lukidis
Illustrated by Juan Calle 

3D book cover image of Bird Detectives: Science Sleuths and Their Feathered Friends by Kristine Rivers3D book cover image of Bird Detectives: Science Sleuths and Their Feathered Friends by Kristine Rivers

Bird Detectives: Science Sleuths and Their Feathered Friends 
By Kristine Rivers and Carla J. Dove
 

3d book cover image of Wildfire, Inside the Inferno by Jaclyn Jaycox3d book cover image of Wildfire, Inside the Inferno by Jaclyn Jaycox

Wildfire, Inside the Inferno
By Jaclyn Jaycox

 

3D book cover image of The Untold Story of Sarah Keys Evans by Dr. Artika R. Tyner3D book cover image of The Untold Story of Sarah Keys Evans by Dr. Artika R. Tyner

The Untold Story of Sarah Keys Evans: Civil Rights Solider
By Dr. Artika R. Ryner
 

3D book cover image of The Amazing Journey from Moss to Rain Forests by Steve Foxe, illustrated by Scott Jeralds3D book cover image of The Amazing Journey from Moss to Rain Forests by Steve Foxe, illustrated by Scott Jeralds

The Amazing Journey From Moss to Rain Forests: A Graphic Novel About
By Steve Foxe
Illustrated by Scott Jeralds

Browse our Spring 2023 Catalogs

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Trade/Distributor Catalog 

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Library Catalog