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National Panel of Classroom Teachers Recognizes Capstone Publishers’ Products with Three Awards

Minneapolis, MN, November 04, 2009 --( Three Capstone Publishers’ products have been selected by a national panel of teachers as top choices for use in the classroom. Products from the company’s Capstone Press imprint and Capstone Digital division are winners of Learning magazine’s 2010 Teachers’ Choice Awards, one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the education market.

“We’re thrilled to receive this recognition for our innovative resources for student learning from teachers who evaluated our products in actual classroom environments. To receive three awards from this coveted panel is truly an honor,” said Matt Keller, President of Capstone Publishers Nonfiction.

Included among the Teachers’ Choice Awards for Children’s Books winners are Capstone Press’ Kids’ Translations and Sanitation Investigation series. Kids’ Translations translates important historical documents, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address, into simple language kids can understand. The series recently received a top Editors Choice Award from Library Media Connection magazine, and the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers.

Sanitation Investigation introduces readers to the world of waste, from the history of the toilets to the mystery of tap water, and has been praised for its obvious kid appeal: “Kids will enjoy reading the truths of water and garbage in words they use every day,” (Library Media Connection) and “That’s so gross! children will be exclaiming when they investigate our sanitation system,” (Science & Children). The series was also a finalist for the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers.

PebbleGoTM was selected as a winner of the Teachers’ Choice Awards for the Classroom. The animal database for students in grades K-2 integrates content curriculum with early literacy and information literacy skills. Since its launch in early 2009, PebbleGo has received enthusiastic reviews, “deserves an A+ for breaking new ground,” (School Library Journal) and “delightful, well-designed, and well-thought-out resource for elementary education,” (MultiMedia & Internet @ Schools). PebbleGo was also named by Booklist as a Top 20 Best Bet for Student Researchers, and received a Highly Recommended starred review from Library Media Connection.

Teacher teams from across the United States judged the entries in classrooms, evaluating them on “quality, instructional value, ease of use, and innovation.” The Teachers’ Choice Awards is sponsored by Learning magazine, a publication of The Education Center, Inc.

About Capstone Publishers
Capstone Publishers is the leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, offering everything from nonfiction, fiction, and picture books to interactive books, audio books, and literacy programs. Imprints include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, and Red Brick Learning. Capstone Digital is the newest division to this expanding publishing house. Visit us at

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