Be in the know about what titles, series and trends are coming up to six months prior to their publication date. Choose from as many notification services that suite your workflow.


Watch our Virtual TitleTalks! Our CATS Team has collaborated on several new children’s and teen TitleTalk events, bringing new title and trend information as well as information about our library solutions, to you. You can watch them anytime, and view Title Source 360 selection lists for easy ordering.

Looking for an earlier video? Check out the archive page.

Tough Challenges. Youth Services specialists, Bobbie Bensur and Deanna Gerard, sit down with to discuss books for about kids dealing with some tough challenges. In this segment, we also welcome guest author Ellen Hopkins, who talks about and reads from her newest novel-in-verse, What About Will, and we also share some exciting news on our series of author events in celebration of TeenTober.

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  • Summer Reading 2021: Middle Grade Graphic Novels Listen as CATS Sales Manager Bobbie Bensur talks with graphic novel authors and artists Victoria Jamieson and John Gallagher about their crafts and careers, with drawing time and writing prompt included!
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  • Summer Reading 2021: Titles for Tweens Watch the recording of the live author event with favorite middle grade authors Alex Aster (The Curse of the Night Witch), Jen Calonita (Flunked), and Amy McCulloch (Jinxed), moderated by Victor Pineiro (Time Villains).
    Watch on YouTube
  • Summer Reading 2021: Young Adult Join CATS Sales Manager Bobbie Bensur as she talks with young adult authors Nicola Yoon and David Yoon about book and character insights and a love of YA fiction.
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  • Summer Reading 2021: Chapter Books Join CATS VP of Library Programs, Jill Faherty as she moderates a discussion of Chapter Books, Inspiration, and Why Summer Reading is Fun featuring authors Theanne Griffith and Lesa Cline-Ransome.
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CATS Booking Ahead

Booking Ahead is one of Baker & Taylor's monthly prepublication notification services. CATS provides four separate monthly selection lists ranging from preK through teen levels, up to three months in advance of publication date. These Selection Lists are housed on our database, click on the level below to link directly.

Current Selection Lists: September 2021

FollettBound Updates


FollettBound Updates monthly eNewsletter brings you announcements of the newest monthly sale promotion for our Guaranteed Library Binding program, a recap of existing promotions, a preview of new series added to our Automatically Yours program, and contest information.


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The monthly eNewsletter for Children's and Young Adult Public Librarians. Each issue features news and tips related to collection development, programming, Baker & Taylor services, publisher and industry news.

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Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels is Baker & Taylor's catalog exclusively for one of the hottest genres of today. It features title lists, merchandising tips, insight into the unique "language" of this specicalty category and is published quarterly.

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Fast Facts Fast Facts

Fast Facts is Baker & Taylor’s weekly email featuring:

  • New Releases: The best new releases in fiction, nonfiction and paperback -Best-sellers: Up-to-date and timely information on The New York Times best-sellers lists, hot-selling titles and publicity information on today's most popular authors and titles
  • Children’s & Teen Titles: The newest children's titles in fiction, nonfiction and picture books

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Growing Minds

Growing Minds

A comprehensive guide to Baker & Taylor's juvenile selections featuring titles appropriate for all interest levels, from toddlers through young adults. Published 10 times a year, each issue of Growing Minds contains special collections that cover a variety of subjects of interest.

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FirstLook is the family of notification services available to public libraries for print and digital content. Selection lists will appear in your Title Source 360 account on a regular schedule.

FirstLook Basic

FirstLook Basic is a FREE collection development program that features automatic monthly notification of high-visibility new and forthcoming titles. FirstLook also allows your library to create separate profiles by area of collection. Choose from a wide range of children’s and teen focused lists of prepublication materials.

FirstLook Digital

FirstLook Digital is a FREE collection development program that notifies you every month about new and forthcoming digital titles. FirstLook helps you save time during the title selection process and enables you to easily update your Axis 360 digital collection with the high-demand content your patrons are looking for.

FirstLook Custom

FirstLook Custom is a fee-based subscription collection development program that delivers fully customized selection lists for both print and non-print materials based upon your specific selection criteria. Our custom-profiled lists make your selection process as seamless as possible.