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Empathize. Educate. Empower. Engage.

An original publishing program to inspire and enlighten young readers (ages 3-8) with a focus on the intersection of social-emotional development and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Titles align with Lexile Reading Levels and CASEL standards

Spanish Language and Bilingual editions available for many titles.


Public Librarians: Find Paw Prints Publishing titles on TS360 or with other library providers.

School Librarians & Booksellers: These titles are available wherever you order your books! Please contact Baker & Taylor Publisher Services to learn more!

*Logo art credit Fifi Abu




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Jeet and Fudge leveled readers
Ages 4-7

Meet a young Sikh boy named Jeet and his adorable side-kick chocolate labradoodle, and join them on their adventures in both volunteerism and  play!

  • Early/Leveled Reader Series: 3 available in 2022 with a 4th coming in 2023!
  • Themes: Managing Emotions and Building Empathy, Building and Maintaining Friendships, Diversity (Sikhism)
  • Level 2: Simple vocab, short sentences, substantive stories
  • Includes back matter and glossary on Sikhism
  • Educators guide available (coming soon)
  • Titles in the series:

"Jeet's family, who are first generation Indian American and practicing Sikhs, are a welcome sight in the landscape of early readers."-School Library Journal

Check out our friends at Checkers Library TV review Jeet and Fudge: Forever Friends!


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Baker and Taylor
Ages 5-8

Join two library cats, Baker and Taylor, as they travel to different cities in search of knowledge, play, and a good read. What will these buddies discover next?!

  • Themes: Problem-Solving, Friendship, Regional Culture and History
  • Includes true facts throughout these storybooks, so readers can learn all about the people and places Baker and Taylor visit
  • Titles in the series:

"Baker and Taylor bring a tourist’s-eye view to this earnest homage to the famous library." -Publishers Weekly

Read the full review here.


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Celebrating Mr. Garcia's Class
Ages 3-7

Take a seat in Mr. Garcia's class and join the students as they learn how to support and champion their differently-abled classmates and friends.

  • Themes: Diversity, Championing differently-abled children
  • Three titles featuring children who are neurodiverse: one with a stutter, one with speech apraxia, and one on the autism spectrum. 
  • All titles vetted by speech language pathologists and children's therapists.
  • Includes back matter written by a speech and language pathologist from Speech Up Austin! on accessiable ways for adults and kids to support neurodiverse children.
  • Titles in the series:

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Caring for Ourselves and the World Around Us
Ages 3-7

Storybook primers and conversation starters on different pillars of social emotional learning made more relevant during the pandemic era like managing anxiety and loneliness, coping with topics like food insecurity and absentee caregivers.


Coming in Spring 2023

(Subscribe to the CATS Meow for more info)

Bunso Meets a Mumu
Might Mara
What Color is My Patka
Sunny Days

Baker & Taylor has a long and varied history in the American book world that began back in 1828. We have left our own paw prints in both the library and bookselling world for almost two centuries now! We started out as a binder and publisher of books and pivoted to book distribution later in the 20th century; the rest has been history. Today, we are the premier public library services provider and a worldwide distributor of books, digital content, and entertainment products. Gatekeepers have come to rely on us as trusted partners in the very special business of connecting literature and learning with their communities.


Now, we’re returning to our roots as a publisher. Paw Prints Publishing will bring original content to market for young readers in both physical and eBook formats. Our mission is to share stories that inspire and enlighten children from all walks of life, and we have a particular goal of publishing work featuring underserved or underrepresented communities. Books that focus on pillars of social emotional learning and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Books that are fun and informative and vital to today’s kids. Books that will inspire readers to leave their own beautiful and unique paw prints on this world.

*Please note that Paw Prints Prebind Editions will continue to be a reinforced library format program owned and managed by the CATS team at Baker & Taylor. In addition to creating Paw Prints Prebinds of other publishers’ material, Paw Prints Prebinds will be created of Paw Prints Publishing originals, delivered with the same Lifetime Guaranteed Binding public libraries have come to rely on.

For comments or considerations, please email our editorial and marketing team at: [email protected]

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