DC Super-Pets Books Launch with Nationwide Student Writing Contest
01/06/2011

Picture Window Books (a division of Capstone) is proud to introduce DC Super-Pets, a new line of adventure books for young readers featuring the crime-fighting pets of everyone’s favorite super heroes.

Online PR News – 06-January-2011 – – What do Batman’s dog, Superman’s cat, and Wonder Woman’s kangaroo all have in common? They’re Super-Pets, of course! Picture Window Books (a division of Capstone) is proud to introduce DC Super-Pets, a new line of adventure books for young readers featuring the crime-fighting pets of everyone’s favorite super heroes.

The first six books in the series launch in January 2011: The Fastest Pet on Earth, Heroes of the High Seas, Midway Monkey Madness, Pooches of Power, Royal Rodent Rescue, and Super Hero Splash Down. The series illustrator is Eisner Award-winning DC Comics artist Art Baltazar.

To celebrate the launch of the new series, Picture Window Books is sponsoring a writing contest for students in grades 1-3. Children enter the “My Pet is Super” contest by writing an article for an imaginary newspaper, The Daily Planet, about why their own pet is super. Art Baltazar will create an illustration of the winning Super-Pet that will appear in a future book in the DC Super-Pets series. The winning student will receive the original illustration as well as copies of the book. Authors of the top 50 entries in the contest will also win free books. For complete rules and to enter, visit www.CapstoneKids.com. The contest runs from January 15, 2011–February 28, 2011.

The DC Super-Pets series features the crime-fighting adventures of the pets of favorite super heroes from beloved DC Comics: Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Green Lantern. These intrepid Super-Pets—Krypto the Super-Dog, Ace the Bat-Hound, Streaky the Super-Cat, Beppo the Super-Monkey, Jumpa the Super-Kangaroo, and their friends—save the day and foil the evil plans of the universe’s most dastardly super villains.

The books have been specially designed for children just learning to read independently. Included in the endpapers are illustrations of all the Super-Pets in the series (both heroes and villains), jokes, and a guide to the meaning and pronunciation for each book’s most challenging words.

DC Super-Pets is the second project Capstone and DC Comics have collaborated on in recent history. The publishers launched a successful partnership in 2008 under Capstone’s Stone Arch Books imprint to publish DC Super Heroes, an original book series based around DC Comics’ iconic characters Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, and, coming in Spring 2011, Green Lantern and the Flash.

Picture Window Books is a division of Capstone, a 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. Divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Stone Arch Books, Red Brick Learning, Capstone Digital, and Heinemann-Raintree. Visit them at www.CapstonePub.com.

DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Sandman. These DC super heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. Visit DC Comics’ website at www.DCComics.com for more information.

DC Super-Pets series

January 2011 Ĺľ Grades 1-3 Ĺľ 56 pages
$16.99 hardcover Ĺľ $4.95 paperback
Picture Window Books

The Fastest Pet on Earth
J. E. Bright, illustrated by Art Baltazar
ISBN 9781404862647 hardcover; ISBN 9781404866232 paperback

Heroes of the High Seas
J. E. Bright, illustrated by Art Baltazar
ISBN 9781404862630 hardcover; ISBN 9781404866218 paperback

Midway Monkey Madness
Sarah Hines Stephens, illustrated by Art Baltazar
ISBN 9781404863057 hardcover; ISBN 9781404866195 paperback

Pooches of Power
Sarah Hines Stephens, illustrated by Art Baltazar
ISBN 9781404863064 hardcover; ISBN 9781404866201 paperback

Royal Rodent Rescue
John Sazaklis, illustrated by Art Baltazar
ISBN 9781404863071 hardcover; ISBN 9781404866225 paperback

Super Hero Splash Down
Jane Mason, illustrated by Art Baltazar
ISBN 9781404863576 hardcover; ISBN 9781404866249 paperback