Hippo Park News

A Mother-Daughter Valentine’s Day Book Club

An exclusive look at a very special book club event, hosted by Astra Books for Young Readers. Last week, weĀ celebrated Valentine’s Day in the best possible way–with a mother-daughter book... Read More

An Intimate Picture Book Celebration

A peek at a sublime weekday lunch gathering of Hippo Park friends with editorial director Jill Davis, in honor of our one-year mark and Hippo Park‘s first book of 2024,... Read More

Spark Conversations with Hippo Park

Hippo Park believes in stories that reflect the joyful, surprising, and endlessly fascinating world that kids live in. Our discovery wish list for when children look inside our picture books? Ideas... Read More

Best of the Best: ABFYR’s 2023 Books on Best Of Lists

As the year comes to a close, we’re celebrating Astra Books for Young Readers’ Best Of 2023 books as voted on by readers! šŸ… A 2023 Horn Book Fanfare Book... Read More

Kids’ Holiday Gift Guide by Zodiac Sign

Wrap up your holiday shopping for the kids on your list with a little help from the stars. Minerva‘s editorial director Maria Russo has rounded up a list of recommended... Read More

A Thank-You from the Author of PEPPER AND ME

Beatrice Alemagna is the author of PEPPER AND ME, now a Kids’ Indie Next Pick. DEAR READER, when I wrote about a girl and the scab on her knee, I... Read More

One Cool Kindness Kit

Make this Thanksgiving season (and beyond!) the coolest one yet by celebrating positivity, kindness, and, of course, gratitude . . . with some ideas inspired by the gang from One... Read More

A Q&A with Dan Bernstrom on Black History Month

How does Dan Bernstrom, father of five and author of A BEAR, A BEE, A HONEY TREE, celebrate Black History Month? Read More

Valentine's Day Collection of Picture Books 2023

Giggly Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Share the love with these special reads! Read More

Your Hippo Holidays Guide

What are the main ingredients for any magical at-home holiday storytime? An openness to magic, a bigĀ imagination, and your favorite books, of course! Build your own holiday storytime escape for... Read More