2024 Summer Reading

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

Latest CATS Videos

Coffee Break: Curating Community Collections

Join Baker & Taylor CATS Deanna Gerard, MLS in conversation with Mary Schreiber and Wendy Bartlett, authors of the new book Curating Community Collections: A Holistic Approach to Diverse Collection Development, published by Bloomsbury Libraries Unlimited, and learn how you too can create a more diverse collection using Kirkus Collections (available only through TS360), and Paw Prints Publishing titles. 

First Chapter Fridays: No Cats in the Library

We're excited to share a video from Lauren Emmons introducing her new picture book, No Cats in the Library.

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Author Interview

Kim Michele Richardson is the New York Times and Los Angeles Times best-selling author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning novels, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and The Book Woman’s Daughter. Kim Michele writes about the brave historical Pack Horse librarians of Kentucky and especially loves writing about her beloved Kentucky, its history, traditions, and people. Read the full interview here!

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 former 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



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Learn more about the featured titles and shop them directly on TS360.

Featured Titles

What’s Inside a Bird’s Nest

Rachel Ignotofsky | Crown Publishing | 03/05/2024 | Hardcover| 9780593176528 | $19.99


Want to learn more about the bird that chirps outside your window? Discover the next nonfiction picture book that will be your next perfect read out loud with a touch of humor and compassion for our friends with wings in the sky! Order Now

All About U.S.

Matt Lamothe and Jenny Volvovski, illustrated by Matt Lamothe| Chronicle Books | 04/02/2024| Hardcover | 9781797213705 | $19.99


A gorgeously illustrated companion to Matt Lamothe's This Is How We Do It featuring 50 kids from across the United States.Order Now


Kate DiCamillo| Candlewick Press | 03/05/2024| Hardcover |9781536231052 | $18.99


Beloved author Kate DiCamillo has outdone herself with a hilarious and achingly real love story about a girl, a ghost, a grandmother, and growing up.Order Now

Junia, The Book Mule of Troublesome Creek

Kim Michele Richardson |Sleeping Bear Press | 03/15/2024 | Hardcover| 9781534113039 | $18.99

Junia, the beloved, spunky mule from the bestselling The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek series, comes to vivid life for young readers in this picture book..Order Now

No Cats in the Library

Lauren Emmons| Simon & Schuster  | 03/05/2024| Hardcover |9781665933681 | $18.99


A stray cat follows her love of books all the way to a new library home in this charming debut picture book. (School Library Journal, starred review).Order Now

A Big Juicy Earthworm

Katarína Macurová | Albatross Media | 04/02/2024 | Hardcover| 9781223186849 | $17.95


A heartwarming journey of friendship and adventure where three inseparable little chicken buddies learn the joys of trying something new and different. Order Now