Astra Young Readers News

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

Our Recommended Books for Juneteenth

Now an official federal holiday, Juneteenth observes the effective end of slavery in America. Commemorate the occasion by reading these books that celebrate the amazing stories and accomplishments of Black Americans from our history. Read More

Best Graduation Gifts 2022

Got a graduate? Give them a book!

Whether a student is receiving a diploma for completing preschool or grad school, their graduation day is sure to be a joyful celebration... Read More

12 Books to Celebrate Earth Day

12 Books to Celebrate Earth Day

From the tiniest bug that crawls on the earth, to the great minds who strive to learn and protect it, these books celebrate our big, round world. Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to learn... Read More

SHACKLED Q&A WITH AUTHOR CANDY J. COOPER

Shackled: A Tale of Wronged Kids, Rogue Judges, and a Town that Looked Away is the explosive story of the Kids for Cash scandal in Pennsylvania, a judicial justice miscarriage... Read More

April is Financial Literacy Month

Get Ready for Finance Literacy Month with These Children’s Books

Money may not be able to buy happiness, but it can buy snacks! Recently renamed to "National Financial Capability Month," this economy-based observance is recognized each year in April to raise awareness about smart money management skills and financial literacy. Read More

8 Poetry Picture Books with “Elementary Energy” (updated 3/2024)

Perfect for elementary school age readers... readers of all ages will enjoy the whimsical artwork and rhymes. Wordsong, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, has picture books for kids at every age & every stage! Read More

7 Moving MG/YA Poetry Picks

This collection is perfect for more sophisticated young readers who love to dive deeply into beautiful, touching, sometimes painful, sometimes joyful stories. Wordsong, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, has picture books for kids at every age & every stage! Read More

4 Perfect Poetry Picture Books for Preschool & Kindergarten! (updated 3/2024)

These picture books are perfect for independent reading or classroom and storytime read-alouds. Wordsong, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, has picture books for kids at every age & every stage! Read More

22 Poetry Books for Young Readers! Celebrate National Poetry Month this April

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re so proud to share these 19 poetry books for children. There’s a poem in each collection for every... Read More

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