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Out of School and into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story

Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Jessica Lanan | Sleeping Bear Press, March 2017 | 9781585369867 | Hardcover | $16.99

The story of Anna Comstock is undoubtedly one you haven't seen illustrated before, and this picture book biography certainly remedies that, capturing both the joys of nature and the perseverance of Ms. Comstock, known (as the book points out) as the "Mother of Nature Education." Read More

The Lotterys Plus One

By Emma Donoghue | Arthur A. Levine, March 2017 | 9780545925815 | Hardcover | $17.99 | 9781338119657 | eBook | $24.99 | Audio | 9781338119664 | $34.99

The Lotterys are a very large, diverse family consisting of four parents, seven children all from different parts of the world, along with various pets.

When they won the lottery, they gave up their jobs and found a 32-room Toronto mansion they name Camelottery. They are a modern day hippie style household that eats locally, has no car, homeschools the kids, but most importantly, are always supportive of each other. But everything changes for the Lotterys when one of the grandfathers (the one they didn't even know existed) has dementia and comes to live with them. The Lotterys Plus One is told from the view of the fifth child named Sumac, a rational and very logical nine-year-old girl.
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Spotlight Interview

Interview with Tracey Hecht

Tracey Hecht founded Fabled Films Press in 2014 and is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade series, The Nocturnals. Click here to read the interview!



Celebrate Peachtree Publishers 40th Anniversary  With Us!

In celebration of their 40th anniversary, Peachtree has partnered with us to offer you the chance to win one of five 40th Anniversary tote bags filled with some of their bestselling titles! Email the name of your favorite Peachtree title (and why!) along with your name, library name and mailing address to CATS@baker-taylor.com with PEACHTREE 40TH in the subject line by March 31, 2017 for your chance to win. 


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Enter for a Chance to Win a Spinner Rack for your Library!

Then, fill it up with your favorite titles on science experiments, knitting, pinewood derby and so much more from Fox Chapel Publishing. Email your name, library name and mailing address to pawprints@baker-taylor.com with FOX CHAPEL CONTEST in the subject line by March 31, 2017 for your chance to win. The winner will be randomly selected on April 1, 2017.


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Win a Science Spinner for your Library!

Then, fill it up with titles from our Paw Prints Science Readers promotion – see details on the Paw Prints tab. Email your name, library name and mailing address to pawprints@baker-taylor.com with "Science Spinner" in the subject line by April 30, 2017 for your chance to win. The winner will be randomly selected on May 1, 2017 and announced in the June-July 2017 CATS Meow News segment.


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New Titles

We're All Wonders

R. J. Palacio | Random House Children's Books | 9781524766498 | Hardcover | $18.99 | 3/28/17

Parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, starring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure!

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Princess Cora and the Crocodile

Laura Amy Schlitz | Candlewick Press | 9780763648220 | Hardcover | $16.99 | 3/28/17

Princess Cora is sick of boring lessons. Help comes from her fairy godmother in the form of a crocodile—a crocodile who does not behave properly. 

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The Fearless Travelers' Guide to Wicked Places

Peter Begler | Capstone | 9781623707996 | Hardcover | $14.95 | 3/1/17  

Nell's mother has been taken by witches and turned into a bird. Journey with Nell to Wicked Places, where she must break the spell and stop the witches, from turning our world into a living nightmare. Grades 4-6.

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Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, The

Daywalt, Drew | Balzer + Bray | 9780062438898 | Hardcover | $17.99 | 4/4/17

I hope you're wearing your battle pants! You've played the game. Now read the legend of the three great warriors who started it all! 

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Duck and Hippo in the Rainstorm

Jonathan London, Andrew Joyner | Two Lions | 9781503937239 | Hardcover | $17.99 | 3/1/17  

Get ready for a rainy-day adventure with Duck and Hippo!

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I Am Not Scared

Anna Kang, Christopher Weyant | Two Lions | 9781503937451 | Hardcover | $17.99 | 3/21/17

With expressive illustrations and simple text, this giggle-inducing tale about (not) being scared features the endearing characters from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small.

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