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Summer Reading 2021

  • Incentive Book Prizes (IBP)
  • eBooks
  • Author events
  • Support materials


Graphic Novels

Prepping for summer programming? Check out our amazing lineup of Summer Reading Author Events that you can invite your patrons to take part in! Get the details, and watch the video from author and panelist Alex Aster, here.


Check out our latest selection lists, including new and noteworthy titles to celebrate this year’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month and a collection of titles by and about Indigenous Peoples. Learn more here.


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Ongoing Series Update


Leslie C. Youngblood Meet Leslie C. Youngblood

Leslie C. Youngblood's debut children’s novel, Love Like Sky, published 2018. In July, the follow-up, Forever This Summer, continues the story of G-Baby and her family. Get to know her.

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 Lindsey Ferrante

Lindsey Ferrante is a Collection Development Librarian and Young Adult reading expert who works in our Bridgewater, NJ office. Get to know Lindsey here.



Game On!

Win a virtual visit with Mary Amato in your library!

Celebrate the arrival of the first title in Mary Amato's new series, Star Striker, by entering to win a virtual visit (and five free books) for your young patrons. The first title in the series, Game On!, arrives 9/7/21. 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!.



Win autographed She Persisted books!

Enter for your chance to win an autographed copy of each of the first SIX titles in this new series from Penguin, as shown here. Good luck!

Staff Picks

Twinkle Twinkle Little Kid

Written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Molly Idle | Philomel Books | August 3, 2021 | 9780399171321 | Hardcover | $17.99


A wonderful new picture book that brings wishes alive through its magical and glowing illustrations. The opening spread begins with the dark night sky and a charming little boy named Clyde sitting all alone next to a large tree. He notices a beautiful bright star all alone in the sky. He makes a wish but doesn’t anticipate what will happens next. The star actually shows up in his bedroom, surprising the young boy and revealing that she has made her very own wish as well! Read more.

Maya and the Robot

Written by Eve L. Ewing and illustrated by Cristine Almeda | Kokila | July 13, 2021 | 9781984814630 | Hardcover | $16.99


Maya is like most kids nervous about entering the fifth grade. New beginnings are always exciting and nerve wracking. But Maya is also entering a new world without her two best friends at her side, friends who have been with her in every class together since kindergarten! Maya starts to feel lost, until she discovers an old robot (yes, a ROBOT) in a convivence store’s closet. She gets to work, tuning up this new discovery, and finds that new opportunities for friendships and connections abound. She thought she found the perfect science fair project; little did she know that she would find so much more! Read More