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Last year, we added your favorite boxed set titles as single volumes in our FollettBound Guaranteed Library Binding. This summer, titles featuring Peppa Pig, Pokémon Phonics, the Marvel Superheroes, Disney Junior, Buddy Readers, and First Little Comics joined the ranks of the Bob Books, PAW Patrol, Pete the Cat, My Little Pony, Curious George and others. All are now available! A title list can be found on Title Source 360 here. Please email us at [email protected] with questions.


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To start the month out on a timely note, We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World (ISBN 9781786276148 PAP, 9781544444529 PBD) allows the reader to follow in Greta Thunberg's footsteps and join the global mission to save our planet from climate change. With in-depth text and data, this necessary and timely book will answer readers' questions on what climate change means, what its consequences will be, and what must be done to protect our world. Download a poster of the 10 Small Things We Can Do To Make a Difference here.




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Staff Picks

Partnering With Parents: Boosting Literacy for All Ages

Written by Mary Schreiber | Libraries Unlimited | April 2019 | 9781440863929 | Paperback | $45.00


Partnering with Parents is helpful for new librarians who want to ensure best practices, and for seasoned librarians who may want to try a fresh approach with parents and beginning or non-readers. This title is essential for every children’s room reference collection or professional book shelf. Read More

Pluto Gets the Call

Written by Adam Rex and Illustrated by Laurie Keller | Beach Lane Books | November 2019 | 9781534414532 | Reinforced | $17.99


Rarely does a picture book make me laugh half as much as the forthcoming Pluto Gets the Call . Silly, engaging and informative, it’s definitely one of my favorite picture books of the season. The foreshadowing of the title says it all: this is the story of Pluto learning he is no longer a planet (suffice it to say, he is not happy!) and his journey across the solar system in attempt to make sense of his new normal. Read More



Meet Coauthors Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal


I'm Not Dying with You Tonight is told from two viewpoints, Atlanta high school seniors Lena and Campbell, one black, one white, who must rely on each other to survive after a football rivalry escalates into a riot (9781492678892, HRD, $17.99). Coauthors Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal shared some insight on their collaborative work.
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!


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Makerspace Products on Sale!

Expand your Makerspace collection by choosing from over 600 STEAM-focused materials and kits.

From October – December all Makerspace products are 5% off! Simply place your order and the extra discount will be included in the invoice.


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New Titles

I Wonder

Kari Anne Holt | Random House Books for Young Readers | 9781524714222 | Hardcover | $17.99 | October 2019

Kids who love the intrigue of titles such as What Do You Do with an Idea? will be inspired to ask their own questions about the world around them.

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Judy Moody, Book Quiz Whiz

Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds | Candlewick Press | 9781536204841 | Hardcover | $15.99 | September 2019

Books, books, books! Judy’s got books on the brain as she prepares for a totally RARE trivia competition. Has reading always been this exciting?

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This is My World

Lonely Planet | 9781787012950 | Hardcover | $19.99 | September 2019

A unique snapshot into the real lives of 80 kids from around the world, in their own words and photos. Authentic, funny and eye-opening accounts from a diverse group of kids aged 7-12.

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The Flag Book


Lonely Planet | 9781788683104 | Hardcover | $19.99 | September 2019

Journey around the world exploring flags and their meanings, including pirate flags, ship and airplane flags, coats of arms and more! A visually engaging way to learn about other countries.


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The Worst Christmas Ever


Kathleen Long Bostrom, illus. Guy Porfirio | Flyaway Books | 9781947888098 | Hardcover | $17.00 | September 2019

Matthew’s Christmas is bound to be the worst ever after he moves to a new state and his dog goes missing. Or will it? Surprising events could change everything.


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The Big, Bad Bully

Jack Canfield | HCI | 9780757323089 | Hardcover | $12.95 | October 2019

A mesmerizing story of a young girl who grows up with a voice that ridicules and demeans her. In the end, we discover that her tormentor is staring back at her every day in the mirror.

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The Great Spy Showdown

Gertrude Chandler Warner | FollettBound | 9781725462137 | Prebind | $15.99 | October 2019

Check out the second installment in the Boxcar Children Interactive Mysteries, where readers can choose their own path, follow the clues and solve the mystery!

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