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We are committed to creating award-winning, high-quality fiction and nonfiction books for children of all ages. We emphasize exceptional writing, research, artistry, and innovative approaches to storytelling. We publish books that inspire compassion, open-mindedness, and the joy of discovery.

Astra Young Readers incorporates the Boyds Mills Press backlist, which is distinguished by its wide range of titles that explore STEAM subjects, particularly in the area of science; stories of emotional growth and the turning points in children’s lives; and works that celebrate identity and culture. Our mission is to build on this strong foundation and to create books that will be tomorrow’s classics.

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Meet the Team

Rebecca Davis
Rebecca Davis
Editorial Director
Susan Dobinick
Susan Dobinick
Executive Editor
Susan Krogulski
Susan Krogulski
Assistant Editor
Leonard Marcus
Leonard Marcus
Editor-at-Large
Kerry McManus
Kerry McManus
Senior Marketing Manager
Barbara Grzeslo
Barbara Grzeslo
Senior Art Director
Chelsea Abdullah
Chelsea Abdullah
Marketing Assistant
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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

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