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Did you know that Makerspace products are on sale? Now through December 31, we are offering 5% off on all new account orders for Makerspace products. Contact your Baker & Taylor sales consultant to set up this additional discount with your account, and visit our Makerspace website to plan your community’s DIY fablab!


Cats News

We’re excited that the Little Blue Truck has a new adventure to share in Good Night, Little Blue Truck! This new story is illustrated by John Joseph in the style of the late Jill McElmurry, and it finds the Little Blue Truck and his pal Toad wide awake from thunder and lightning. Friends arrive to ride out the storm, and when the sky clears, it’s time for a bedtime ride! What could be better? We think four downloadable activity kits might be!




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Staff Picks

Fuego, Fueguito Fire, Little Fire Tit, Titchin

Written by Jorge Tetl Argueta, Illustrated by Felipe Ugalde Alcantara | Pinata Books | October 2019 | 9781558858879 | Hardcover| $17.95


With fire and lava shooting from a volcano or sparking from rocks striking against one another, the words and images, in tandem on each spread, come alive. The storytelling and images place “fire” in a variety of colorful settings, depicting it with characteristics of being old, wise, beautiful, essential, dancing, and ever-changing to name a few. Aztec and Mayan images, some hieroglyphics, representing the sun and fire are portrayed on each spread weaving the story with the ancient and with new, vivid illustrations. Read More

Finding Narnia: The Story of C.S. Lewis and his Brother

Written by Caroline McAlister and Illustrated by Jessica Lanan | Roaring Books Press | November 2019 | 9781626726581 | Hardcover | $19.95


As a life-long fan of The Chronicles of Narnia and a major picture book biography buff, I was immediately drawn to Finding Narnia, a lyrical and beautiful picture book about C.S. Lewis and his brother, good for ages four and up. It explores the brothers’ young lives in Belfast, their friendship, and their experiences and paths into adulthood, all of which led to the creation of the beloved Narnia. Read More



Meet Andrea Beaty


Andrea Beaty is the author of the bestselling Questioneers series. In this interview, Andrea gives us the inside scoop on her newest picture book, Sofia Valdez, Future Prez.
Read the interview here.

CATS In Your Library


Enter to win a Graphix Con in a Box, and host a Con in YOUR library!

Listen as illustrator Gale Galligan (The Babysitters Club graphic novels) explains what’s in the box, and enter to win here. Fifty (50) lucky winners will receive the kits ASAP, and will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.



Enter to win a visit from Ruta Sepetys in your library!

Open to adult and teen librarians, the winner will receive a visit and luncheon with New York Times bestselling author and master storyteller Ruta Sepetys in their library/community. Check out the author’s Community Reads video and enter to win here. Winner announced in the May 2020 CATS Meow newsletter, with the visit to take place later in the year. Contest ends 4/15/2020.



Enter to win a Last Kids on Earth photo op display!

The Last Kids on Earth book series is about to become a Netflix Original series, and The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade (ISBN 9780425292112) arrives this fall. Get your young patrons excited for both by entering to win here. Contest ends 12/31/19.





Get a Free Dr. Seuss Beginner Books® Display for Your Library!

The Dr. Seuss Beginner Books Boutique Display is the best way to showcase Bright & Early Books® and Beginner Books® to children and their caretakers. Purchase 25 assorted Beginner and/or Bright & Early Books and receive a FREE Dr. Seuss Boutique Display! Learn more. Offer valid until 12/21/19




Get a FREE Children’s and Teen Services journal!

When you purchase 20 or more books from our current promotions lists above on Title Source 360, email us and we’ll get a journal, bound with our FollettBound guaranteed library binding, right out to you. Please include your name, library name and mailing address. Email us!


New Titles


J.J. Grabenstein | Random House Books for Young Readers | 9781524717667 | Hardcover | $16.99 | November 2019

Everyone deserves to shine in this sparkling new book from the New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Chris Grabenstein, and coauthor J.J. Grabenstein--just right for fans of Word of Mouse and The Fourteenth Goldfish.

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Freedom Soup

Tami Charles | Candlewick Press | 9780763689773 | Hardcover | $16.99 | December 2019

Join the celebration in the kitchen as a family makes their traditional New Year’s soup — and shares the story of how Haitian independence came to be.

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Wonders of Nature

Ben Hoare | DK Pub. | 9781465485366 | Hardcover | $19.99 | September 2019

Discover the wonders of planet Earth and learn about some of the most amazing animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microscopic life that live here. The storybook descriptions and close-up images let you discover the myths and legends of living creatures and minerals, as well as key facts about their natural history.

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The Tasty Treat

Tracey Hecht | Fabled Films Press | 9781944020293 | Hardcover | $12.99 | October 2019

Dawn the fox searches for her friends Tobin the pangolin and Bismark the sugar glider to share a snack. This Grow & Read book will teach friendship.

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A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon

Karen Romano Young | Chronicle Books LLC | 9781452169521 | Hardcover | $16.99 | January 2020

A warm-hearted, visually intriguing tale of reading and believing, and a world of possibility.

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We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

Valentina Giannella | FollettBound | 9781544444529 | Prebind | $21.99 | October 2019

This book addresses the basic ideas required to understand climate change explained in a scientific and accessible way, including a chapter on key words and sites to help you understand the climate challenge, a list of websites to visit for further information, and answers to questions about what must be done to protect our world.

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