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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

Why We Still Need Fairy Tales

Why We Still Need Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are wonder tales, dreamlike stories that feed our curiosity and address our most deep-seated wishes and fears. Children need them... Read More

Boyds Mills and Kane is now part of Astra Publishing House

Boyds Mills & Kane is now part of Astra Publishing House!

Boyds Mills & Kane is now part of Astra Publishing House! New York, May 19, 2020 – The formation of Astra Publishing House was announced today by... Read More

Back To School Poetry Collection

Back to School Poetry Books

As your school-age learners jump back into the school year, help make the transition smoother and more fun with poetry! Read More

Author Gail Jarrow Reveals Why She Writes about Deadly Diseases

Author Gail Jarrow Reveals Why She Writes about Deadly Diseases

In this exclusive session with Gail Jarrow and Calkins Creek editor Carolyn Yoder, the pair discuss why learning history is so vital in relation to the present. Read More

20 Picture Books that Teach STEM & STEAM Concepts

21 Picture Books that Teach STEM & STEAM Concepts

When you teach kids Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), you set them up to be problem-solvers for life! Many of the books in this... Read More

I’LL BE STRONG FOR YOU

Q&A with I’ll Be Strong for You Author Nasim Marashi

Early this year, Astra House published I’ll Be Strong for You in English. Below, we chatted with Nasim Marashi about choosing... Read More

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14 Picture Books that Celebrate American Military History

Military history and war times shape every aspect of society, from the physical borders between nations to the language, religion, and rights of citizens. Read More

Read Black History

Read Black History All Year Round

Black History Month may take place in February, but Black History should be taught and read all year round. Each book in this list tells the inspiring stories... Read More

Mouse Math

3 Fun Book Series for Kids Age 3-11

Summer is almost here! If your kids are anything like our kids, requests for screen time and video games will be coming in fast and furious as soon as... Read More

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