2024 Summer Reading

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

Latest CATS Videos

The Digital Dish: Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books and author Mia Wenjen discuss her book Food for the Future and other exciting titles from Barefoot Books included in our Boundless Kids and Teens Bundle.

First Chapter Fridays: Louder than Hunger

We're excited to share a video from John Schu introducing and reading from his new book, Louder Than Hunger

Looking for more videos? Check out our YouTube Channel.

Author Interview

Author Interview: Julia Cook and Garrett Gunderson

Julia Cook, a former teacher and school counselor, writes books for children that let them laugh while learning to solve their own problems, use better behavior and develop healthy relationships.— Read the full interview

Garrett Gunderson is an entrepreneur who became a multimillionaire by the age of twenty-six. Garrett coaches elite business owners in the financial services industry. His book, Killing Sacred Cows, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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 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




Cupcake Party with Rachel Dinunzio

Cupcake Party and Author Visit

Enter to win a visit with Rachel Dinunzio, author and illustrator of Forsynthia: Rise of the Cupcakes and a cupcake party for your library! Two libraries will win a virtual visit & cupcake party compliments of Paw Prints Publishing! (please note- the cupcakes will be REAL and not virtual!).  Pre-order your copy today on TS360, available now!

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Featured Titles

Buffalo Fluffalo

Bess Kalb | Random House Studio | 01/02/2023 | Hardcover | 9780593564530 | $18.99


Introducing a sweet and silly buffalo who tries to bluff and fluff his way into being bigger than he really is. This laugh-out-loud story by an Emmy-nominated comedy writer shows it’s okay to be yourself. Order Now

The Book That Can Read Your Mind

Marianna Coppo | Chronicle Books | 03/12/2024 | Hardcover | 9781797229010 | $17.99


Inspired by 17th-century magic books, this interactive game in a book will enchant readers of all ages.Order Now

Yours from the Tower

Sally Nicholls | Walker Books US | 01/30/2024 | Hardcover | 9781536223194 | $17.99


Bridgerton fans rejoice! This epistolary confection—told in letters among three school friends—is perfect for devotees of gossipy costume drama.Order Now

Fighting with Love: The Legacy of John Lewis

Lesa Cline-Ransome | Simon & Schuster | 01/09/2024 | Hardcover | 9781534496620 | $18.99


The story of groundbreaking civil rights leader, John Lewis, comes to life in this nonfiction picture book from Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome. Order Now