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Your Hippo Holidays Guide

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

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The Holidays are for Binges: Sci-Fi Book Series You Should Read

A warm mug, a soft blanket, and a great book (or twelve!). Instead of running all over town, take some time to yourself and truly relax with one or more... Read More

7 Christmas Classics to Make the Season Special

Whether you’re traveling to see loved ones, hosting special guests, or just cuddled up together at home, sharing these classic Christmas picture books will create holiday memories to last a... Read More

8 Beautiful Gifts to Read Together: Great Poetry Books to Give!

Reading poetry aloud together can make the holidays magical. Poems can elevate simple moments into wonderful experiences and infuse day-to-day interactions with more meaning. Poetry can be silly, informative, educational,... Read More

7 Smart Gifts for Go-Get-‘Em Girls: Great Books to Give!

Let’s hear it for all the young people out there who are brilliant, ambitious, resilient, courageous, tireless, and strong! Support and inspire these future leaders by sharing the stories of... Read More

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5 Books to Spark Creativity!

A spark of creativity ignites a fire of imagination! Astra Books for Young Readers has the perfect collection of books centered on channeling your little ones creativity. Whether it’s helping... Read More

Best Books to Give in 2022

9 Fantastic Picture Books to Give in 2022

Welcome to the Astra Books for Young Readers 2022 picture book gift guide! Picture books make the best gifts for children—they can be enjoyed over and over again, create special... Read More

Astra House Holiday Gift Guide - Best Books

The Astra House Holiday Gift Guide for Contemporary Literature Lovers

Books make great gifts—and each of the titles we highlight here will provide readers with new stories and fresh perspectives to discuss at holiday gatherings. For readers who yearn for... Read More

DAW Holiday Titles - Anniversary Editions

Perfect Holiday Gifts for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Lovers

Books make great gifts These giftable anniversary editions are sure to impress and delight any science fiction and fantasy lover. The Name of the Wind: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition by... Read More

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