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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

Biographies, Picture Books & Graphic Novels for Kids Ideal for Black History Month (updated 1/2024)

Celebrate Black achievement, innovation, and history during Black History Month! Our collection of picture books bring alive the stories... Read More

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9 Important Books That Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

This collection of titles from Astra Books for Young Readers will help kids understand Martin Luther King Jr., an impactful figure... 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! 🏅 A 2023 Horn Book Fanfare Book... Read More

Garvey's Choice Preorder Offer

Preorder GARVEY’S CHOICE: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL for a chance to win!

Pre-order GARVEY’S CHOICE The Graphic Novel and WIN! Submit your pre-order receipt below to receive a bookmark and a signed bookplate. You will be automatically entered for a chance to... Read More

Quirky Nonfiction books from Astra Books for Young Readers

Explore a wonder-filled house, a museum of nothing, and more in Astra’s fantastic fall collection

The ABFYR marketing team runs librarians through a selection of Fall 2023 titles 1. Addie and the Acrobats Addie must choose fame or friendship in this delightfully off-beat picture book... Read More

17 Books to Celebrate Earth Day

10 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

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