Spring 2024 Preview
Welcome to our Spring 2024 Preview!
Dive into reading some of the books we’re most excited about for spring! From a moving story about loss and grief when two otter friends become separated in Always Together, to a sweet story about a child who channels their love into an origami heart letter to feel connected to family far away in Paper Hearts, Capstone has some inspiring stories for your readers. Also new this season is Farm Friends, an early chapter book series filled with the hilarious antics of a pet goat, and Exploring AI, our newest collaboration with the International Society for Technology in Education, which examines how people are using artificial intelligence to help solve global issues. Take a sneak peek at highlights of Capstone’s Spring 2024 titles before they hit the shelves.
Poignant story gently addresses the topic of loss
By Patricia Kreiser
Close companions through their daily adventures, two otters are always connected, always sharing, and always together—until suddenly, they are not. One is left behind, and nothing is the same. Debut author-illustrator Patricia Kreiser brilliantly showcases themes of loss, separation, and loneliness by combining soft, watercolor illustrations with minimal but powerful text in this gorgeous picture book. Truly a moving story with universal sentiment appropriate for anyone experiencing the loss of someone or something special in their lives, either through death, moving, divorce, loss of friendship, or any other life event.
Highlights the importance of intergenerational connections
By Tara Knudson
Illustrated by Kirsti Beautyman
Being together with loved ones is a gift, but it’s not always possible. So what can you do when you are missing family and friends? Channel all your love into a heartfelt paper wish! Tara Knudson pens a sweet, poignant story about a child’s use of origami to stay connected to loved ones in this comforting picture book.
School Is Full Of Superheroes
By Michael Dahl
Illustrated by Omar Lozano
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The Kindness Booth
By Laura K. Murray
Illustrated by Andrea Boatta
Not My Circus
By Janet Sumner Johnson
Illustrated by Patrick Corrigan
The Sunflowers Babushka Planted
By Beatrice Rendón
Illustrated by Olga Baumert
Fire Flight: A Wildfire Escape
By Cedar Pruitt
Illustrated by Chiara Fedele
Strong STEM, farm-to-table hook with funny animal-human friendship
By Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes
Illustrated by Kristen Humphrey
Farm Friends is a new early chapter book series from the author team behind Penny, the Engineering Tail of the Fourth Little Pig! Poppy loves living on a farm with her family—plus her best friend and pet goat, Vincent Van Goat. Her determination and love of everything farm-related will inspire readers, while Vincent’s antics will keep them laughing along the way.
In this story, Poppy is determined to win a blue ribbon for her cucumbers at the county fair. When Vincent Van Goat gobbles up her cucumbers before the big day, Poppy must come up with a new plan. If Poppy works hard enough, she might be able to present something at the fair after all. But will it be enough to win a blue ribbon?
Chapter Books & Graphic Novels
Rosie Woods in Little Red Writing Hood
By Maya Myers
Illustrated by Eleanor Howell
Feed the Beast
By Michael Anthony Steele
Illustrated by Mike Laughead
Roo and the Big Garden Redo
By Steve Foxe
Illustrated by Daniela Barros
Created in collaboration with ISTE
By Gaelen Hadlett
Explore the world of artificial intelligence and the amazing impact it is having on daily life. Discover how people are using artificial intelligence to try to solve issues with health, the environment, endangered animals, and more! A collaboration with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), this book features an engaging narrative and dynamic photos that explore the creators of today’s AI and those who will be taking it into the future—like you! Supports ISTE standards for Digital Age Learners and promotes critical thinking and problem-solving when creating solutions using digital tools.
Freedom Summer 1964:
Turning Point For Voting Rights
By Ngeri Nnachi
Ancient Ice: What Glaciers Reveal
About Climate Change
By Golriz Golkar