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

Ernest Christy Cline is an American science fiction novelist, slam poet, and screenwriter. He wrote the novels Ready Player One, Armada, and Ready Player Two and co-wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg. We are excited to feature him as our April interview! 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



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New from LeBron James, a picture book to encourage kids everywhere that they can do and be many things! The sky's the limit! Click on the link below and enter your contact information for a chance to win a copy of I AM MORE THAN from our partners at HarperCollins Children's Books!
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Featured Titles

Addie Ant Goes on an Adventure

Maren Morris, Karina Argow, and Kelly Anne Dalton| Chronicle Books | 04/09/2024| Hardcover | 9781797228914 | $18.99


The delightful story of one little ant’s journey for independence while realizing when to ask for help from country music star Maren Morris.  Order Now

The Book Bus

Melanie Moore | Schiffer Kids | 02/28/2024 | Hardcover| 9780764367793 | $16.99


Based on a true story, this picture book follows a vintage VW pickup truck that embarks on a new adventure to share the joy of reading as the Book Bus. Order Now

Dr. Seuss Graphic Novel: Cat Out of Water: A Cat in the Hat Story

Art Baltazar | Random House Graphic | 04/30/2024 | Hardcover| 9780593703038 | $10.99

Discover Dr. Seuss's whimsical world like never before in this colorful graphic novel perfect for beginner readers transitioning to chapter books! Order Now

I Am A Rock

Ashley Qilavaq-Savard |Inhabit Media | 04/09/2024 | Hardcover| 9781772274752 | $17.95

An Arctic journey from the point of view of a most unlikely object—a child’s pet rock. Order Now

The Last Zookeeper

Aaron Becker| Candlewick Press | 03/12/2024| Hardcover |9781536227680 | $18.99


A master of the wordless form imagines a futuristic Noah’s Ark in a luminous sci-fi parable for our changing world. Order Now

Willow the White House Cat

Jill Biden| Simon & Schuster | 04/06/2024| Hardcover |9781665952057 | $18.99


The story of how Willow the White House Cat made her way from a farm in Pennsylvania to the White House, written by First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden. Order Now