We are committed to creating award-winning, high-quality fiction and nonfiction books for children of all ages. We emphasize exceptional writing, research, artistry, and innovative approaches to storytelling. We publish books that inspire compassion, open-mindedness, and the joy of discovery.
Astra Young Readers incorporates the Boyds Mills Press backlist, which is distinguished by its wide range of titles that explore STEAM subjects, particularly in the area of science; stories of emotional growth and the turning points in children’s lives; and works that celebrate identity and culture. Our mission is to build on this strong foundation and to create books that will be tomorrow’s classics.
Make some time to celebrate Independence Day this year with a good read about well-known—and not too well-known—Revolutionary War figures who fought and sacrificed to grow our country. Read More
Commemorate Juneteenth with these books for kids that celebrate Black Americans who changed history. From the first Black entomologist to... Read More