Summer Reading

Our Summer Reading 2022 author events are coming soon. Meanwhile, the prize incentive lists are ready! Find the links here. We look forward to supporting your programming, collection development, and prize incentive needs next year. Contact Bobbie Bensur to learn more.



Here's to a year filled with great reads, high circs, and perhaps fewer surprises. We're starting the new year with some big news about our Summer Reading 2022 author lineup! Find out more.

Youth Media Awards

We look forward to viewing the 2022 ALA Youth Media Awards broadcast "with" you on Monday, January 24th at 8AM CST. CATS Meow subscribers will receive our awards email with selection list links later that day. Get the link.


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Ongoing Series Update


David SomanMeet David Soman

David Soman has illustrated many beautiful picture books including the New York Times best-selling Ladybug Girl, and his newest work, The Impossible Mountain, has just published. Get to know more about him, and his new book.

CATS In Your Library

Meet Erica Sommer

Erica Sommer is the Children's and Teen Services Brand Manager. Click here to get to know her.



Meet Alison Curtin

Alison Curtin is the Children’s and Teen Services Special Collections Project Manager in Baker & Taylor’s Public Library Sales group. Learn all about Alison here.



Meet Alicia Gathers

This month, we are profiling Alicia Gathers, Advertising Sales Representative in Baker & Taylor's Merchandising Department who works in our Bridgewater, NJ office. Learn more about her.



Game On!

Enter to win Peachtree Teen titles from their inaugural list!

Be the first to read the new titles from Peachtree new teen imprint, including Boys I Know, The Ghosts of Rose Hill and Hell Followed with Us. Enter here.


Game On!

Free Graphic Novel Kit!

Sign up to get your printed Random House Graphic Summer Book Club Kit, including a poster, book club guide, bookmarks, buttons, and a shelf talker. Available while supplies last. Get yours here!.



Staff Picks

This Just In

Bushel & Peck | Bushel & Peck Books | 1/11/22 | 9781638190493 | Paperback | $15.99


This Just In relives the last century's most memorable events with scannable codes that allow readers to hear real broadcasts of the events that shaped a century; historical summaries and photographs provide backmatter for each event as well.Read the review.

Nour's Secret Library Picture Book

Vali Mintzi | Barefoot Books | 3/14/22 | 9781646862917 | Reinforced | $17.99


Based on a true story, young Nour and her cousin begin to bravely build a secret underground library after they are forced to take shelter when their Syrian city is plagued with bombings in Nour's Secret Library. Read the review.