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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

Halloween Books

Scary-Good Halloween Picture Books

Being scared can be so much fun when you're snuggled up safe and warm with a good book! Here are some of our picks for the best Halloween... Read More

Frogs! Strange and Wonderful

Animals are Strange and Wonderful

Little animal lovers will have a lot of questions about their favorite beasts. But, who can blame? Animals are Strange and Wonderful!  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

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

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