Award-Winning & Best-Reviewed

Astra Publishing House books have earned a constellation of starred reviews from across industry publications as well as numerous prestigious awards. 

Adult Titles

Dreaming of You
Dreaming of You
Kirkus Reviews
Becoming Abolitionists
Kirkus Reviews
Jerusalem Beach
★Kirkus Reviews

Children’s Books

The Longest Storm
The Longest Storm
School Library JournalBooklistPublishers WeeklyKirkus Reviews
Ordinary Hazards
Ordinary Hazards
Printz Honor, Sibert Honor, 2020
Boston Globe-Horn Books Honor, 2020

Memphis, Martin & the Mountainto
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop
Coretta Scott King Award illustrator honor, 2019

Other Award-winning Titles

Kane Press books have been recognized for their innovative—and fun!—approach to educating children. Our titles have earned praise from the American Library Association, the Children’s Book Council, School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Instructor, Your Big Backyard, and Learning magazines, as well as from Reading Rainbow and the Children’s Book Council. Check out some of the awards our books have been honored with below!

2012 Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family

2011 Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books
Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Gold Medal. Best Chapter Book Series: How to Be an Earthling

Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Silver Medal. Early Reader / First Chapter Books: Spork Out of Orbit
2008 Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books
Instructor Magazine’s Best of 2004 products, Parents’ Choice Foundation Recommended Book
ILA-CBC Children’s Choices Selection, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Bronze Medal, Mathical Honor Book
Instructor Magazine’s Best of 2004 products, NCSS/CBC Committee as Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Silver Medals, Silver Falchion Award for Best Children’s Chapter Book, Silver Falchion Award Finalist for Best Children’s Chapter Book
Homeschool.com Summer Resources Award 2017
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