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Your Hippo Holidays Guide

Your Hippo Holidays Guide

What are the main ingredients for any magical at-home holiday storytime? An openness to magic, a big imagination, and your favorite books, of course! Build your own holiday storytime escape for... Read More

7 Christmas Classics to Make the Season Special

Whether you’re traveling to see loved ones, hosting special guests, or just cuddled up together at home, sharing these classic Christmas picture books will create holiday memories to last a... Read More

8 Beautiful Gifts to Read Together: Great Poetry Books to Give!

Reading poetry aloud together can make the holidays magical. Poems can elevate simple moments into wonderful experiences and infuse day-to-day interactions with more meaning. Poetry can be silly, informative, educational,... Read More

7 Smart Gifts for Go-Get-‘Em Girls: Great Books to Give!

Let’s hear it for all the young people out there who are brilliant, ambitious, resilient, courageous, tireless, and strong! Support and inspire these future leaders by sharing the stories of... Read More

5 Books to Spark Creativity!

Interior image from COME ON IN illustrated by Sabine Timm

5 Books to Spark Creativity!

A spark of creativity ignites a fire of imagination! Astra Books for Young Readers has the perfect collection of books centered on channeling your little ones creativity. Whether it’s helping... Read More

9 Fantastic Picture Books to Give in 2022

Welcome to the Astra Books for Young Readers 2022 picture book gift guide! Picture books make the best gifts for children—they can be enjoyed over and over again, create special... Read More

Learn How the World Works Through Nonfiction Picture Books

Reading nonfiction can introduce young readers to true moments in history, foster critical thinking, and help their growing minds make... Read More

18 Picture Books that Honor 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

Scary-Good Halloween Picture Books

Halloween Books

Scary-Good Halloween Picture Books

Being scared can be so much fun when you're snuggled up safe and warm with a good book! Here are some of our picks for the best Halloween... Read More

Animals are Strange and Wonderful

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

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