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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

To the Front!, by Claudia Friddell, illustrated by Christopher Cyr

Time-Traveling with Clara Barton and Illustrator Christopher Cyr

A guest post peeking into illustrator Christopher Cyr‘s process of creating the stunning art in To the Front!, a new historical nonfiction picture book featuring the biography of nurse Clara... Read More

Loujain Alhathloul, Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers

Sunflowers for Loujain: Using Picture Books to Tell the Stories of Human Rights Defenders

A guest post by Lina AlHathloul and Uma Mishra-Newbery As human rights activists and co-authors of Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers: A Story Inspired by Loujain AlHathloul, we have been asked... Read More

Why Garfield? by Gail Jarrow

“Why Garfield?” by Author Gail Jarrow

Why did I choose to write about James Garfield’s assassination?  Many people have asked me this question since the October 2021 publication... Read More

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