So let's be honest. When we were in elementary and middle school, nonfiction books were boring. The great majority of them gave names, dates, and places but lacked that storytelling quality that makes a book really engaging. These are the books that gave nonfiction the stereotype it has today—boring, dull, no-fun-to-read books.
But now it's time to break that stereotype. For years Capstone has been pushing the boundaries to create captivating, exciting, engaging nonfiction books that kids will actually love to read. Our new Spring 12 books are out, and they are packed with incredible stories, interactive mysteries, and engaging activities. I can't highlight them all here, but here is just a sample. I promise it's not the kind of nonfiction you remember!
Equipped for Battle
Spanning the wars from the American Revolution to the Iraq War, this series provides the details military enthusiasts are looking for. It also gives a great new way to explore these historic wars.
Get inspired with this incredible set. These books invite readers to imagine, design, and engineer their own projects. The projects are attainable for kids, but more importantly the projects are FUN!
Destined for Space and Giant Squid
These two titles were created with our partner Smithsonian! Kids will be enthralled with the incredible imagery and mind-boggling facts that are packed into these titles. Even adults won't be able to put them down! (I know because I spent a whole day proofing the Space title. I just kept going back to the beginning and reading it again. I hope my boss doesn't read this. :)
Seriously True Mysteries
Smash together Encyclopedia Brown-style mysteries and real-world content and you have this set. These are so fun, kids (and adults) won't realize they're learning.