Astra Books for Young Readers News

11 Books to Read for Presidents’ Day

From historical facts about our nation’s presidents to fun election stories, the books in this collection will educate and entertain young readers. Read More

Black History Month collection

Biographies, Picture Books & Graphic Novels for Kids Ideal for Black History Month (updated 1/2024)

Celebrate Black achievement, innovation, and history during Black History Month! Our collection of picture books bring alive the stories... Read More

martin luther king jr day

9 Important Books That Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

This collection of titles from Astra Books for Young Readers will help kids understand Martin Luther King Jr., an impactful figure... Read More

Gail Jarrow COVER REVEAL! SPIRIT SLEUTHS: How Magicians and Detectives Exposed the Ghost Hoaxes is coming this Fall.

Multi-award winning author Gail Jarrow’s newest YA nonfiction book will be released on September 10, 2024. Gail Jarrow’s books for young readers have been recognized as Winner of the Excellence... Read More

Best of the Best: ABFYR’s 2023 Books on Best Of Lists

As the year comes to a close, we’re celebrating Astra Books for Young Readers’ Best Of 2023 books as voted on by readers! 🏅 A 2023 Horn Book Fanfare Book... Read More

Kids’ Holiday Gift Guide by Zodiac Sign

Wrap up your holiday shopping for the kids on your list with a little help from the stars. Minerva‘s editorial director Maria Russo has rounded up a list of recommended... Read More

Unwrapping Imagination: A Kid’s Book Holiday Gift Guide 

‘Tis the season for gifting! 🎁 Delight all kinds of young readers in your life with these book recommendations. For the reader who loves firefighters (& Richard Scarry!) “Firefighters to... Read More

One Cool Kindness Kit

Make this Thanksgiving season (and beyond!) the coolest one yet by celebrating positivity, kindness, and, of course, gratitude . . . with some ideas inspired by the gang from One... Read More

We’re seeing stars!

2023 was a dazzling year for Astra Books for Young Readers, with 18 starred books across our children’s imprints! Here’s to celebrating our constellation of titles that released this past... Read More

Why? A wordless book about war

Helping Kids Understand War

WHY? is a wordless picture book by Nikolai Popov to help parents, teachers, and caretakers tackle the sensitive topics of conflict and war. Read More