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Summer Reading 2021

  • Incentive Book Prizes (IBP)
  • eBooks
  • Author events
  • Support materials


Graphic Novels

Prepping for summer programming? Check out our amazing lineup of Summer Reading Author Events that you can invite your patrons to take part in! Get the details, and watch the video from author and panelist Alex Aster, here.


CSign up for our upcoming webinar on May 27th, focused on BCALA's 'Best of the Best' Booklist: Ensuring Equity and Diversity in Public and School Libraries. Attendees will be entered to win a fabulous YA/Middle Grade Book Bundle from Sourcebooks, featuring Book Club titles! Learn more here.


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Ongoing Series Update


Lisa Fipps Meet Mary Amato

Mary Amato's new series, Star Striker, begins in September with the title Game On! Read more about the author and her new endeavor, plus enter to win a virtual visit in your library with the author, here.

CATS In Your Library

Meet Erica Sommer

Erica Sommer is the Children's and Teen Services Brand Manager. Click here to get to know her.



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 Lindsey Ferrante

Lindsey Ferrante is a Collection Development Librarian and Young Adult reading expert who works in our Bridgewater, NJ office. Get to know Lindsey here.



Win autographed She Persisted books!

Enter for your chance to win an autographed copy of each of the first SIX titles in this new series from Penguin, as shown here. Good luck!


Win a Skype visit with Lisa Wheeler and Loren Long!

Enter for your chance to win a storytime Skype visit with Lisa Wheeler and Loren Long, plus autographed copies of their new book, We Build the Dream.

Staff Picks

Think About It! Philosophy for Kids: Big Ideas, Simply Explained

Written by Alex Woolf and illustrated by Jack Oliver Coles | Arcturus Press | July 15, 2021 | 9781838575991 | Paperback | $14.99


Written in an age-appropriate context, with simple chapter names (and well-illustrated at roughly 20 pages each), this guide should lead those of the “need to understand” age to take charge of their thinking, while learning concepts that will help guide them through life’s sometimes murky waters and guide them towards the answers they seek. Read more.

Have You Ever Seen a Flower?

Written and Illustrated by Shawn Harris | Chronicle Books | May 4, 2021 | 9781452182704 | Hardcover | $17.99


This beautiful, whimsical, and playful authorial debut for award-winning illustrator Shawn Harris, encourages readers to use all five senses to connect with nature and honor the season of springtime. The refrain “Have you ever seen a flower?” catches steam and is pressed upon the reader, asking them to look more deeply, smell more fully, listen more closely. Read More