Books for Kids
Ray Shephard A Long Time Coming

From the Desk of Ray Anthony Shepard

Listen to Ray Anthony Shepard discuss his book, A LONG TIME COMING, with Editorial Director, Carolyn Yoder in this ALA podcast. Dear Reader: A Long Time Coming is the story of... Read More


Hello! When I first started writing this book, I had one real thought in my mind: this will be the book I wish I had had, the book I wish... Read More

April is Financial Literacy Month

Get Ready for Finance Literacy Month with These Children’s Books

Money may not be able to buy happiness, but it can buy snacks! Recently renamed to "National Financial Capability Month," this economy-based observance is recognized each year in April to raise awareness about smart money management skills and financial literacy. Read More

Poetry Collections with Elementary Energy

6 Poetry Picture Books with Elementary Energy

Perfect for elementary school age readers... readers of all ages will enjoy the whimsical artwork and rhymes. Wordsong, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, has picture books for kids at every age & every stage! Read More

Poetry for Preschool & Kindergarten

4 Perfect Poetry Picture Books for Preschool & Kindergarten!

These picture books are perfect for independent reading or classroom and storytime read-alouds. Wordsong, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, has picture books for kids at every age & every stage! Read More

Math Skills for Preschool and Kindergarten

These Books Make Math SO Much Fun!

Thank you, math teachers. How do you do it? You somehow make children know math—often, in the words of a popular comedian, “against their will”—and you do it with style.... Read More

Easter basket

Build an Easter Basket Your Toddler Will Love (and You’ll Feel Great About) in 30 Minutes or Less

Skip all the plastic and junk this year and help the Easter Bunny out by building a basket your kids will love and you'll feel great about. Read More

A Q&A with Dan Bernstrom on Black History Month

How does Dan Bernstrom, father of five and author of A BEAR, A BEE, A HONEY TREE, celebrate Black History Month? Read More

9 Women in the Spotlight

Dream big with this collection of titles showcasing remarkable women who went on to have extraordinary careers and accomplishments—even when it seemed like the odds were stacked against them. Read More

7 Women Who Invent & Innovate

Celebrate the achievement and innovation of female inventors with this collection of books perfect for Women's History Month and beyond. Read More