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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

7 Creative Children’s Books All About Artists

Inspire your budding artist with these picture books about renowned art figures and their influence on the way we see the world... Read More

Floyd Cooper

The Floyd Cooper Collection

Floyd Cooper strove to share Black experiences rooted in history not typically taught in U.S. classrooms. While Cooper may no longer be... Read More

Music Blog Post

7 Picture Books for Kids Who Love Music

These picture books will bring the exciting world of music to life for your child. Learn more about musical greats like Dolly Parton and... Read More

Women in STEM

4 Bold Picture Books about Women in STEM

This list of trailblazing, inspirational women in STEM jobs is one that we're wildly proud of! We celebrate the women who paved the road for the children who will be tomorrow's pioneers. Read More

8 Books about Unions

Better Together: 8 Books for Kids about Unions and Organizing

The recent Amazon union victory is a reminder of the power people have when they work together for the common good. Here are eight books... Read More

Easter Bunnies

7 Picture Books the Easter Bunny is Bringing in 2022

Baby bunnies, little chicks, nests with eggs, sprouting flowers—these picture books for preschoolers and early elementary readers have all the joyful hallmarks of spring! When the Easter Bunny brings books,... Read More

Teach Peace! Picture Books about Peace

Teach Peace, Not War! 4 Picture Books for Peace

Teaching peace is one of the most powerful gifts that we can give the next generation. When we integrate empathy, kindness, and forgiveness... Read More

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