Capstone Celebrates Fire Safety with Thrill-Filled Books

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October is National Fire Prevention Month. And, in that spirit, if you have a child interested in firefighting and/or action and adventure, we’d like to suggest the following books from Capstone:

(Read on for more info on Capstone’s thrill-filled books, and please let me know if I can mail you a review copy.)

Firestormers: Elite Firefighting Crew, an exciting middle-grade reader by Carl Bowen.

From the creator of the acclaimed military series, SHADOW SQUADRON, comes the story of a new combat force, but these heroes fight a very different battle: The war on wildfires. As the climate changes and the population grows, wildland fires increase in number, size and severity.

Interesting fact:
The New York Times recently reported that “…once confined to a single season, wildfires have now become a continual threat in some places!”

The National Elite Interagency Wildfire Rapid Response Strike Force recruits the cream of the crop from fire services nationwide—only those willing to fight infernos wherever they pop up.

An elite group of men and women are equipped to take on these immense infernos:  FIRESTORMERS!  Like the toughest military units, they have the courage, the heart and the technology to stand on the front lines against 100-foot walls of 2,000-degree flames. Their gritty, life-or-death missions are sure to make any reader sweat.

July 2016
$8.95 US
Young Adult Fiction
Ages 9 to 13
224 pages
5 1/4” x 8”

About the Author
Carl Bowen is a father, husband, and writer living in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He has published a handful of novels, short stories, and comics. For Stone Arch Books and Capstone, Carl has retold 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (by Jules Verne), The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (by Robert Louis Stevenson), The Jungle Book (by Rudyard Kipling), “Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp” (from A Thousand and One Nights), Julius Caesar (by William Shakespeare), and The Murders in the Rue Morgue (by Edgar Allan Poe). Carl’s novel, Shadow Squadron: Elite Infantry, earned a starred review from Kirkus Book Reviews.

About Capstone
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print, digital and media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at home reading. For more information, visit
More exciting books:

Age 4-7

Big Machines Rescue! By Caterine Veitch

These fabulous books are a must for any young reader with an interest in vehicles and machines. Each book is filled with amazing machines, fun facts, jokes, and age-appropriate text in colorful boxes. This book takes a close look at machines that come to our rescue including fire engines, lifeboats, and helicopters. Find out which rescue machine is the mightiest of them all!

Show Me Community Helpers: My First Picture Encyclopedia By Clint Edwards

Seeing is learning with My First Picture Encyclopedias. In Show Me Community Helpers, kids get a just-right reference book about important people like fire fighters, police officers, doctors, and teachers. Tons of facts and photos teach kids about community helpers and the ways they help us every day.

Ages 6-9

A Day at the Fire Station by Lori Mortensen

What happens at a fire station when the alarm sounds? Firefighters are on the job 24 hours a day. They eat, sleep, and work at the fire station.

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