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.


The CATS Team is continuously working to bring new title and trend information, as well as information about our library solutions, to you via our TitleTalk program. Visit our VIDEOS tab to view all of our current programs and find links to selection lists for easy ordering. For information about our forthcoming events, both in person and virtual, subscribe to our CATS Meow newsletter and follow us on Facebook. We look forward to helping you build a diverse and much-requested collection.

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: August 2022

Paw Prints Updates


Paw Prints 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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Keep up with bestsellers from these two sources, The New York Timesand CATS Top Public Library Sellers.

Kirkus Diversity Titles


Kirkus and Baker & Taylor are leading the way in celebrating diversity with the Kirkus Diversity Collections. These are bibliographies consisting of quality and relevant titles focusing on diversity.

To view the reviewer selected diversity bibliographies click here for our Title Source 360 lists.

Youth Media Awards


For the most current lists of all the ALA Youth Media Awards, visit Title Source 360, where you'll find selection lists for quick and easy ordering of all of the winners and honorees announced this year.

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.