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17 Books to Celebrate Earth Day

16 Picture Books & Comics 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

6 Poetry Collections about Animals

6 Poetry Collections ALL About Animals

From our feathered friends to slithery snakes, the poetry books featured here celebrate all animals that walk, fly, swim, dig, and crawl... Read More

Read Chapter One of Sam Sylvester

Read an Excerpt of The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester

The first time I see the house, it’s as it swallows my father.  I count to three—Dad’s strategy for doing things I’m not ready to do—and make myself look up. ... Read More

anticipated books 2022

Our Most-Anticipated Books of 2022

Astra Publishing House has a lot of great books coming in 2022. Here are our most anticipated book releases... Read More

16 Poetry Books for Children! National Poetry Month

19 Poetry Books for Children! National Poetry Month

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

Women's History Month Titles

24 Picture Books that Celebrate Women’s History

March is Women’s History Month and we are so excited to share the little-known stories of American women all month long. Each book on this list tells... Read More

Black History Month collection

Books to Read for Black History Month

Celebrate Black achievement, innovation, and history during Black History Month! Our collection of picture books bring alive the stories of little-known Black heroes who have fought for justice, made new... Read More

martin luther king jr day

Seven Important Books to Help Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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

Kwanzaa Black Joy and Empowerment

Books that Celebrate Black Joy and Achievements

Kwanzaa is a time to celebrate family, culture, and heritage. In honor of the holiday, we're highlighting a few books that laud Black empowerment, joy, and history. Read More

Celebrate Nonfiction November with these Books for Young Readers

Learn How the World Works Through Nonfiction Picture Books

Reading nonfiction can introduce young readers to true moments in history, foster critical thinking, and help their growing minds make... Read More

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