Welcome to our new website focusing on Children’s and Teen Services, CATS at Baker & Taylor!

Our mission is to focus on your needs, providing expertise on workflow and
collection development support, and collaborating with you to optimize your

Cats News

Conference Schedule
CATS Top 50 List
CATS Series Updates

Keep up to date with all things Baker & Taylor cats, including links to author interviews, Library and book news. Like us on Facebook.

Staff Picks

Words in Deep Blue

By Cath Crowley | Alfred A Knopf, June 6, 2017| 9781101937648 | Hardcover | $17.99

Not just another teen romance, Words in Deep Blue is deceptively layered with a beautiful use of language and a wonderful approach to illustrating why we love books and the meanings they can have for us.  Read More

Shark Lady

By Jess Keating, Illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens | Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, June 6, 2017 | 9781492642046 | Hardcover | $17.99

I have to admit that I had never heard of Eugenia Clark before seeing this title from Sourcebooks. Like all great women, who were told she shouldn't or couldn't pursue her dream, she continued on in spite of what others said. And at a time when promoting science and female scientists is so critically important, this children's book is spot on!  Read More

Spotlight Interview

Interview with Susan Juby

Susan Juby, an ex-fashion design student and author of bestsellers The Truth Commission and Republic of Dirt: A Return to Woefield Farm, is really excited about her new novel. The Fashion Committee publishes this month and has already received starred and other glowing reviews. She has shared her experiences, ideas, and more in writing this humorous take on a fashion competition.  Click here to read the interview!





Enter to win the Shark Lady Sweepstakes!

Tell us what your favorite aquatic animal is and why, and be entered to win great prizes! One first place winner will get a signed print, a signed copy of Shark Lady and a shark plush. Two second place winners will get a signed copy of Shark Lady and a shark plush. Contest ends on July 31, 2017.


Click here to enter



Our Annual Summer Reading Contest is Back!

Our annual Summer Reading Contest, exclusive to Baker & Taylor and Penguin Random House, offers a lucky winner the chance at owning attractive, original artwork. This year highlights the Magic Tree House series. Illustrator Sal Murdocca's painting of Jack and Annie, shown to the left, was created exclusively for the grand prize winner. Other winners will receive signed books, from the Magic Tree House Series and Fast Trackers. For more information about entering the contest click here.


Win an autographed copy of MALLORY McDONALD, SUPER SITTER!

In January 2004, readers were introduced to Mallory McDonald. This fall, the twenty-eighth and FINAL title will be published. As thanks, Darby Creek has given us five AUTOGRAPHED copies of, Mallory McDonald, Super Sitter to raffle! To enter, email your name, library name, and mailing address to CATS@baker-taylor.com with “MALLORY” in the subject line by August 15th. Click here for full details



New Titles

We Were Liars (Deluxe Edition)

E. Lockhart | Delacorte Press | 9781524764586 | Hardcover | $18.99 | 5/23/2017

E. Lockhart's New York Times bestseller is now available in a hardcover Deluxe Edition, with 32 pages of exclusive content, including never-before-shared letters.

Buy Now


Exploring Space: From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond

Martin Jenkins | Candlewick Press | 9780763689315 | Hardcover | $17.99 | 6/13/2017

Launch into an out-of-this-world examination of the past, present and future of humans in space.  

Buy Now


The Pudding Problem

Joe Berger | S&S | 9781481470834 | Hardcover | $13.99 | 5/9/2017

To Sam Lyttle, the truth is like an elephant. It's heavy, worrying and wrinkly. And when it's sitting in your way, you can't go under it or over it. But you CAN skirt round it..

Buy Now


Sucktown Alaska

Craig Dirkes | Switch Press | 9781630790554 | Hardcover | $17.95 | 5/1/2017

After flunking out in school, Eddie Ashford takes a job in tiny Kusko, Alaska. His life becomes a dogsled ride along a line between youth and experience, bravery and recklessness, right and wrong.

Buy Now


Places to Be

Mac Barnett | Balzer + Bray | 9780062286215 | Hardcover | $17.99 | 3/15/2017

A classic and luminous picture book about all the wide-ranging emotions that a child experiences—from award-winning, bestselling author and illustrators Mac Barnett and Renata Liwska..

Buy Now


The Children's Garden

Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illustrated by Pierr Morgan | Sasquatch Books | 9781570619847 | Board | $16.99 | 5/2/2017

Welcome to the children's garden--a beautiful place to connect with nature and the food cycle!

Buy Now