Tony Hawk and Capstone Collaborate on New Action-Adventure, Sci-Fi Children’s Books

Stone Arch Books, an imprint of Capstone, has signed with legendary skateboarding pioneer Tony Hawk to create Tony Hawk’s 900 Revolution, a new action-adventure, sci-fi series for kids.
 
 
May 12, 2011 - PRLog -- Stone Arch Books, an imprint of Capstone, the leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, has signed with legendary skateboarding pioneer Tony Hawk to create Tony Hawk’s 900 Revolution, a new action-adventure, sci-fi series for kids. Inspired by Tony Hawk’s famous feat—landing the 900 trick, a 2.5 revolution (900 degrees) aerial spin—the series debuts August 1, 2011 with four titles. The project will extend through spring 2014 and ultimately produce 24 new titles for young readers.

Tony Hawk will be at the Capstone booth #2952 at Book Expo America (BEA) at the Javitts Center in New York City, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 26 signing advance reader copies from the series. Conference attendees can enter a drawing for a Tony Hawk autographed skateboard throughout the conference at the Capstone booth. One random winner will be selected to receive the prize on Thursday directly following Tony Hawk’s signing.

“We’re thrilled to partner on this project with Tony Hawk. Connecting his brand of action and innovation to the importance of literacy produces a powerful combination readers will love. Our Tony Hawk’s 900 Revolution titles have it all—extreme sports, adventure and sci-fi rolled into one killer set of books,” said Ashley Andersen Zantop, Capstone Group Publisher and General Manager.

In Tony Hawk’s 900 Revolution at the moment Tony Hawk finally captures the Holy Grail of skateboarding and lands the first-ever 900, a mysterious force shatters his board and scatters the pieces across the globe. A talented group of teens unite in an eternal quest to bring the board – and its power – back together again.

The series features 128 pages of action and adventure with an intense 16-page graphic novel section in the middle of each book. The series will be available in paperback and hardcover formats. E-galleys from Tony Hawk’s 900 Revolution will be available online later this month at www.NetGalley.com.

In conjunction with the book series, an interactive website for kids will launch May 23 at www.TonyHawkReadingRevolution.com. The site features a revolution game which sends kids across the globe in search of the missing skateboard pieces, along with videos, downloadables, and character and author bios.

Tony Hawk’s 900 Revolution series:
August 1, 2011 – Ages 10-14 – Grades 5-9 – 128 pages
$18.99 hardcover – $6.95 paperback
Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint

Drop In: Volume One
Donald Lemke, illustrated by Caio Majado
ISBN 978-1-4342-3214-4 (hardcover); ISBN 978-1-4342-3451-3 (paperback)

Impulse: Volume Two
M. Zachary Sherman, illustrated by Caio Majado
ISBN 978-1-4342-3203-8 (hardcover); ISBN 978-1-4342-3452-0 (paperback)

Fall Line: Volume Three
M. Zachary Sherman, illustrated by Caio Majado
ISBN 978-1-4342-3204-5 (hardcover); ISBN 978-1-4342-3453-7 (paperback)

Unchained: Volume Four
M. Zachary Sherman, illustrated by Caio Majado
ISBN 978-1-4342-3215-1 (hardcover); ISBN 978-1-4342-3454-4 (paperback)

About the Authors
Donald Lemke works as a children’s book editor and writer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the author of the Zinc Alloy graphic novel adventure series. He also wrote Captured Off Guard, a World War II story, and a graphic novelization of Gulliver’s Travels, both of which were selected by the Junior Library Guild. Most recently, Lemke has written several Batman adventures for DC Super Heroes chapter books.

M. Zachary Sherman is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He has written comics for Marvel, Radical, Image, and Dark Horse. His recent work includes America’s Army: The Graphic Novel, Earp: Saint for Sinners, and the second book in the SOCOM: SEAL Team Seven trilogy.

About Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk is the most famous and influential skateboarder of all time. In the 1980s and 1990s, he was instrumental in skateboarding’s transformation from fringe pursuit to respected sport. After retiring from competitions in 2000, Tony continues to skate demos and tour all over the world. He is the founder, President and CEO of Tony Hawk, Inc., which he continues to develop and grow. He is also the founder of the Tony Hawk Foundation, which works to create skateparks and empower youth in low income communities.

About Tony Hawk Inc.
Tony Hawk Inc. is a world leader in its field with the unprecedented ability to bring alternative sports and their unique lifestyle to the masses while maintaining an indispensable edge of authenticity with the market's hard-core, trendsetting audience. Founded by Tony Hawk in 1998 and based in Vista, CA, the company is organized into five segments: Merchandising, Events, Endorsements, Film and Digital Media. These lifestyle sports include skateboarding, BMX, Motocross, surfing and snowboarding. Consumer goods bearing the Tony Hawk brand have dominated several markets, including interactive games, skateboard hard goods, lifestyle apparel, toys, publications and more.

About Capstone
Capstone 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 and divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Heinemann-Raintree, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, and Capstone Digital. For more information, visit www.CapstonePub.com. Connect with them at http://Connect.CapstonePub.com.

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Capstone 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 and divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Heinemann-Raintree, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, and Capstone Digital. For more information, visit www.CapstonePub.com. Connect with them at http://Connect.CapstonePub.com.
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