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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

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

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

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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