2024 Summer Reading

The Baker & Taylor CATS team have got you covered for Summer Reading 2024!

Latest CATS Videos

Coffee Break: Curating Community Collections

Join Baker & Taylor CATS Deanna Gerard, MLS in conversation with Mary Schreiber and Wendy Bartlett, authors of the new book Curating Community Collections: A Holistic Approach to Diverse Collection Development, published by Bloomsbury Libraries Unlimited, and learn how you too can create a more diverse collection using Kirkus Collections (available only through TS360), and Paw Prints Publishing titles. 

First Chapter Fridays: No Cats in the Library

We're excited to share a video from Lauren Emmons introducing her new picture book, No Cats in the Library.

Looking for more videos? Check out our YouTube Channel.

Author Interview

John Schu is an children’s librarian for Bookelicious, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and shares his love of reading with countless educators and students around the world. He served as the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs.We are excited to feature him as our May interview! Read the full interview here!


CATS recently met with Claudia Erickson, Co-Founder/Director of Partnerships with the Unplug Collaborative. In 2009, the Unplug Collaborative began the (then National and now Global) Day of Unplugging, held annually each March. We sat down to talk with her about community, connection, fun ways to unplug, and the importance of libraries on all these fronts. Read the full interview here!

Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2024

Summer Reading 

It's here! The 2024 Summer Reading Prize Program is officially live. We are thrilled to offer more than 1,000 titles at discounted pricing for your summer reading challenges (and other giveaway programs throughout the year)!


We want to invite you to browse our Summer Reading 2024 catalog here. If you are a TS 360 user, and ready to build your cart before sending it to our CATS team so special pricing can be applied and the order submitted, you can browse all TS 360 Summer Lists.


Summer Reading 2024

Summer Reading Kickoff

Join us on Tuesday June 12, 2024 at 4 pm E.S.T/1 pm P.S.T. for a special conversation on summer reading and the vital importance of public libraries! Our special guest moderator, Mychal Threets, is the former supervising librarian at Solano County Library in CA, 2023 winner of the I Love My Librarian Award from ALA, and a viral internet advocate for library joy. Mychal will be joined by NYT bestselling authors, Hena Kahn (Amina's Voice, Amina's Song, the Super You! series) and Chris Grabenstein (Mr. Lemoncello's Library) series. Register Here

Story Time Palooza Week

Save the dates! We have a month full of events in June, all virtual, to celebrate the start of Summer Reading for Libraries and Kids across the country. Click here! for additional Story Time Palooza dates.

Get Paw Prints Publishing Swag from the CATS Department at Baker & Taylor! Enter to win!
Featured Titles

Juneteenth Is

Natasha Tripplett and Daniel J. O'Brien | Chronicle Books | 04/09/2024 | Hardcover| 9781797216805 | $17.99

An intimate look at Juneteenth, this picture book is a warm exploration of a family and a community. Order Now 

The Last Boyfriends Rules for Revenge

Matthew Hubbard | Delacorte Press | 04/30/2024 | Hardcover | 9780593707173 | $19.99


A queer coming-of-age about three teenage boys in small town Alabama who set out to get revenge on their ex-boyfriends and end up starting a student rebellion. Order Now

Safiyyah’s War

Hiba Noor Khan | Allida | 05/07/2024| Hardcover | 9780063351868 | $19.99




Inspired by a true story, a breathtaking tale of suspense, compassion, and courage, starring an extraordinary young heroine readers will never forget. Order Now


The Secret Library

Kekla Magoon | Candlewick Press | 05/07/2024 | Hardcover | 9781536230888 | $18.99



Travel through time with Kekla Magoon in a page-turning fantasy adventure about family secrets and finding the courage to plot your own life story. Order Now


Wings to Soar

Tina Athaide | Charlesbridge Moves | 07/23/2024 | Hardcover | 9781623544317 | $17.99



A historically relevant middle-grade novel-in-verse about a girl's resiliency when faced with hatred towards refugees. Order Now

The Wolf Pup

Etua Snowball | Inhabit Media | 05/07/2024 | Hardcover| 9781772274837 | $17.95


Etua Snowball shares his childhood experience with the unlikeliest of friend—an Arctic wolf pup that he meets at a remote camp where the boy spends his summers. Order Now

Phonics Prebinds


Available in sturdy bound single volumes, we are thrilled to provide your favorite phonics set titles in our Guaranteed Library Binding! An excellent trim size for the little hands of emerging readers that will withstand multiple circulations

Shop our 25% off sale on TS360!