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Jane Goodall, Author and Scientist

7 Touching Picture Books by Dr. Jane Goodall

Through both fiction and nonfiction, Jane Goodall is able to share her expansive knowledge, empathy, and worldview with young readers... Read More

Teach Peace! Picture Books about Peace

Teach Peace, Not War! 4 Picture Books for Peace

Teaching peace is one of the most powerful gifts that we can give the next generation. When we integrate empathy, kindness, and forgiveness... Read More

A Party at Ramadan

6 Picture Books to Celebrate Ramadan and Eid

In these picture books, young readers can learn about Eid and Ramadan, religious holidays celebrated by Muslim families every year... Read More

Best Graduation Gifts 2022

Great Gifts for 2022 Grads: Books to Celebrate Achievement

Whether a student is receiving a diploma for completing preschool or grad school, their graduation day is sure to be a joyful celebration... Read More

Libraries are the Source of Magic

Libraries Are the Source of Magic, by Maya MacGregor

When I was growing up, often in rural areas, getting to visit bookstores was always a special treat, but libraries were where I would thrive. Read More

My Library by Krystia Basil

My Library by Krystia Basil

All my life, libraries in all forms have been my true church, reading my true religion. If I could, I would choose to live in a cocoon of... Read More

17 Books to Celebrate Earth Day

16 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

6 Poetry Collections about Animals

6 Poetry Collections ALL About Animals

From our feathered friends to slithery snakes, the poetry books featured here celebrate all animals that walk, fly, swim, dig, and crawl... Read More

Read Chapter One of Sam Sylvester

Read an Excerpt of The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester

The first time I see the house, it’s as it swallows my father.  I count to three—Dad’s strategy for doing things I’m not ready to do—and make myself look up. ... Read More

anticipated books 2022

Our Most-Anticipated Books of 2022

Astra Publishing House has a lot of great books coming in 2022. Here are our most anticipated book releases... Read More

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