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Holiday Classics – Picture Books to Make the Season Special

Whether you’re traveling to see loved ones, or cuddled up at home, sharing these classic Christmas books is sure to create holiday memories to last a lifetime.... Read More

Girl Power Round-up. International Day of the Girl

Here’s to the Girls: Girl Power Picture Book Roundup

When girls live in a world that feels safe and supportive, the change they can create is infinite. So celebrate girl power with these books that showcase strong, independent women. Read More

Best Board Books for Babies

Best Board Books for Babies

When you find a board book that your baby loves, you’ll be rewarded by coos, giggles, and the knowledge and confidence that... Read More

Halloween Books for Kids

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

Becoming Abolitionists by Derecka Purnell

Behind the Book: Becoming Abolitionists

How did Becoming Abolitionists come to be? Astra House Editorial Director Alessandra Bastagli details how she and Derecka Purnell met and... Read More

Event Recap: Astra Publishing House at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Astra House booth to greet us at the 2021 Brooklyn Book Festival. It was a beautiful day in Brooklyn... Read More

ABFYR

Introducing Astra Books for Young Readers

Today Astra Publishing House announces the formation of its children’s book division, Astra Books for Young Readers (ABFYR), a division of Astra Publishing House. 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

Castaway Mountain, Saumya Roy

Go Behind the Scenes of Castaway Mountain with Saumya Roy

While Saumya Roy’s Castaway Mountain may read like a work of fiction, it’s the true story of Farzana Ali Shaikh, one of the best pickers in the Deonar... Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month Collection

Hispanic Heritage Picture Book Collection

In the U.S., National Hispanic American Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15th. This is a time for recognizing and honoring the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Read More

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