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We're happy to announce that several of our publishing partners have made the decision to extend their read-aloud permissions for libraries, many through the end of the year. Click here to see SLJ's thorough recap of these updates.

 

 

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Staff Picks

Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid

Written by Mikaila Ulmer | Putnam Books for Young Readers | August 18, 2020 | 9781984815088 | Hardcover | $16.99

 

The book's contents go way beyond a normal memoir, including quick and helpful "Buzziness Idea"”" sidebars throughout, with longer segments outlining how to create a budget, considerations for building a business plan, the four P's of marketing and much more. This advice, combined with inspirational tips for overcoming hurdles, carrying on under pressure and with grace, and always remaining open to new ideas will certainly aid aspiring young entrepreneurs and inspire them to press on with their own dreams. Read More.


We Dream of Space

Written by Erin Entrada Kelly | Greenwillow Books | May 5, 2020 | 9780062747303 | Hardcover | $16.99

 

A poignant story of siblings adrift, set in the all too recognizable tumult of middle school and family dysfunction, who are still able to form into a circle of trust that is simply enough for each of them to explore and discover their own space. Read More


 

 
Interview

I am Every Good Things Meet Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James

 

Derrick Barnes wrote, and Gordon C. James illustrated, the critically acclaimed picture book Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, which received numerous awards. On September 1st, this powerhouse duo releases I Am Every Good Thing, an upbeat, empowering story of Black boyhood. Learn more about this creative team.

 
CATS In Your Library

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 Pam Day

Pam Day is the editor of Growing Minds, CATS Series and a number of other catalogs and microsites hosted by Baker & Taylor. Learn all about Pam here.

 

 

Meet Bobbie Bensur

Meet Bobbie, Children’s and Teen Services Manager for the Eastern Region. Learn all about Bobbie here.

 

 

 

Meet Rita King

Meet Rita King, Children’s and Teen Services Manager for the Western half of the country. Learn all about Rita here.

 

 
Contests

 

Sign up to receive a Random House 2020 Graphic Event kit!

Enter to receive a Random House 2020 graphic event kit, including event guide, shelftalkers, pencils and buttons. We're giving away over 100 kits with hosting an event in your library while supplies last, so get yours now! Enter here.

 

Enter for your chance to win a display for A Sky Beyond the Storm!

Enter here for your chance to win a display for A Sky Beyond the Storm, Book 4 in the Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir, arriving on shelves this December! Contest ends 12/01/2020.

 
New Titles

B is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet

John Robert Allman | Random House Children's Books | 9780593180945 | Hardcover | $18.99 | 9/22/2020

An A-Z celebration of the world of ballet, presented in conjunction with the renowned American Ballet Theatre. A glossary of terms, biographies and dance history completes this beautiful and informational volume.

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BenBee and the Teacher Griefer

K.A. Holt | Chronicle Books | 9781452182513 | Hardcover | $17.99 | 9/22/2020

An honest and funny novel-in-verse about friendship, school and video games. It encourages even the most reluctant reader to embrace their "divergent" self.

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If You Come to Earth

Sophie Blackall | Chronicle Books | 9781452137797 | Hardcover | $18.99 | 9/15/2020

Simultaneously funny and touching, Sophie Blackall’s latest book is a call to each of us to take care of both the Earth and each other.

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Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away

Meg Medina | Candlewick Press | 9781536207040 | Hardcover | $17.99 | 9/8/2020

From Newbery Medalist Meg Medina comes the bittersweet story of two girls who will always be each other’s número uno, even though one is moving away.

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The Mysteries of the Universe

DK | 9781465499332 | Hardcover | $19.99| 9/1/2020

Discover the vastness of the universe from planets and asteroids to black holes and galaxies. Wonder at the rocky rings around Saturn and gaze at the fountains gushing from Jupiter's moon. The storybook descriptions and close-up images let you delve into myths, legends and key discoveries about the solar system and beyond.

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The Mirror Broken Wish

Julie C Dao | Disney-Hyperion | 9781368046381 | Hardcover | $18.99 | 10/6/2020

Elva must learn to wield her magical powers in a town that fears all witches while righting her family's past wrongs before it's too late.

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