Have you ever wondered what the people behind your favorite Capstone books think about the books you see on the shelves? What stories come to life for us? What illustrations jump off the page? What books do we think you’d love to read?
Here at Capstone, we decided to find out. People from all over the company picked their favorite books from the spring 2016 season. Take a look at some of the new books we’re excited for you to read this spring!
“Ballpark Eats was a labor of love from start to finish. Donnie Lemke and I worked hard to find the right balance between food and baseball for the pre-teen and adult reader, and I think that shines through. And Karon and the photo studio did a fabulous job of bringing it to life.” –Bob Lentz, Art Director
“Too Many Carrots is delightful. From the moment we saw the first illustration samples, we knew Katy Judson’s picture book would be special. It’s rich and inviting and super sweet. This one felt like a classic right from the start.”—Beth Brezenoff, Global Editorial Director, Trade
“With an exciting air show, ghostly pilots, flying ghost planes and lots of action, this adventure is full of surprises! Every ending is a fun one, and you can always return to the start to try again and see where you end!”—Kristi Carlson, Graphic Designer
“Middle grade fiction is so much fun—so earnest, so creative, so hopeful—that it’s a joy to work on. And the author was a wonderful collaborator and passionate about the story and characters. The whole process was really fulfilling and rewarding.”—Krissy Mohn, Senior Editor
“I love the way this title turned out. It’s unlike anything we’ve developed before from scratch. I enjoyed this project because it represents what great teamwork is all about, and as a result we produced a beautiful product that I wish would have existed when I was a teenager. I hope many of them enjoy it in the near future.”—Kay Fraser, Senior Art Director
And my personal recommendation is Fingerprint Characters, by Bobby Nuytten. This was one of my favorite books to work on. In this book, readers can create spikey dinosaurs, brave knights, bug-eyed monsters, prancing unicorns, and other silly characters with their own fingers!
-Michelle Hasselius, Capstone Editorial