It’s that time of year when "Top Picks" and “Best Of” lists flourish. I love these kinds of lists because it allows me to easily play catch up on a year of snoozing on great music I should have been listening to, or movies I should have seen, or books I missed, but should have read.
So in that vein, we’ve put together our “Top Picks of 2011,” as voted on by Capstone staff – editors, designers, sales, marketing, etc. – the people that know our products best of all. While we love all of our products, these rose to the top as our favorites.
Without further ado, here are our favorites of 2011:
#5 – TIE between
From the Kylie Jean series: Blueberry Queen by Marci Peschke
“I just think it’s a fun, cute book!” –Nicole, Inside Sales Representative
From the Other Side of the Story series: Seriously, Cinderella is SO Annoying! The Story of Cinderella as Told By the Wicked Stepmother by Trisha Speed Shaskan
“I just love the art for this title and it’s a fun twist on a classic tale!” –Stephanie, Product Planning Editor
From the Monster Science series: Zombies and Forces and Motion by Mark Weakland
“What’s not to love? It’s zombies teaching science!” –Jennifer, Associate Editor
From the Captured History series: Migrant Mother: How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression by Don Nardo
“This may be the most attractive and well-designed book Capstone has ever published. It covers important issues (media literacy, social justice, human nature) in a thoughtful and coherent fashion. I was proud of it from the first moment I saw it.” –Paul, Trade Sales Manager
“It is a fantastic product that has a huge (1,709 books and counting) library filled with high-interest books for struggling readers. I have the joy of continually hearing customers say what a miracle myON reader has been for their students!” –Sarah, Customer Experience Coordinator
And our #1 pick…Drum roll, please…
From the Little Boost series: Too Shy for Show-and-Tell by Beth Bracken
“This is a very sweet book that helps ease some of the fears kids have about fitting in and standing up in front of people. I was a very shy child too, and I can really relate to Sam’s nerves! But this book shows that people are always willing to accept you if you just have the courage to show them who you really are!” – Mackenzie, Inside Sales Representative
(The Little Boost series is our top pick for the second year in a row!)
So if you snoozed in 2011 and missed one of these great picks, we recommend you check it out!
Did one of your Capstone favorites not make our list? We’d love to hear from you!