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7 Facts You Should Know About Ethel Rosenberg

One of the most commonly misunderstood figures in US history is Ethel Rosenberg, who is often described as a traitor or spy in the same... Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month Collection

Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Picture Book Collection

National Hispanic American Heritage Month runs from September 15-October 15th. Join the celebration and share these books with young readers. Read More

Hippo Park Readaloud Starter Kit: Books and Activities

Dive into some fun with these activity pages from Hippo Park! Young readers in search of funny and unique picture books and graphic novels... Read More

Back To School Poetry Collection

6 Back to School Poetry Books

As your school-age learners jump back into the school year, help make the transition smoother and more fun with poetry! Read More

Back to School Brave

Back to School Brave! 6 Books to Help Kids Feel Ready for a New School Year

New teachers, new hallways, new classrooms—going back to school can be a little scary! A good book can help kids know that they are not alone when they have those... Read More

Math Skills for Preschool and Kindergarten

These Books Make Math SO Much Fun!

The Arithmechicks Math is so much fun to master with the Arithmechicks! Author Ann Marie Stephens has been an elementary teacher for over 28 years, and is an expert at... Read More

Summer Reading for Tweens

Summer Reading Picks for Tweens

Reading Recommendations from Astra Young Readers and Wordsong Editorial Director Rebecca Davis. Summer reading! It’s an ideal time to... Read More

10 Children's Books about the Revolutionary War

Get Patriotic this 4th of July! 10 Books about the Revolutionary War

Make some time to celebrate Independence Day this year with a good read about well-known—and not too well-known—Revolutionary War figures who fought and sacrificed to grow our country. Read More

A Juneteenth Reading List for Kids: 9 True Stories of Black Americans Who Changed History

Commemorate Juneteenth with these books for kids that celebrate Black Americans who changed history. From the first Black entomologist to... Read More

Summer Reading 2022

Summer Reading 2022

8 weeks of fun books and free activities for kids—get the kids off the screens and make it a summer to remember! Read More

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