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Staff Picks


Written by Claire Legrand | Sourcebooks Fire, May 2018 | 9781492656623 | Hardcover | $18.99

Fiery, fierce, and magical, author Claire Legrand pulls out all the punches in the Empirium trilogy opener of two dynamic, powerful girls prophesized to be queens: the Sun Queen and savior of the world or the Blood Queen and the bringer of death and destruction. Readers dive into Rielle’s world where single elemental control is common and it is quickly discovered that Rielle has control over all seven magical elements when saving the Crown Prince, therefore making her a clear contender for the Sun or Blood Queen. Read More

The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle

Written by Christina Uss | Margaret G Ferguson, June 2018 | 9780823440078 | Hardcover | $16.99

This book is will to take kids on one awesome epic adventure this summer! Bicycle is a twelve year old orphan raised by Sister Wanda Magdalena and several monks at the mostly silent monastery. It is decided for her that she will be attending a summer “friend making” camp because she has no friends her own age. Bicycle doesn’t want to attend that sort of camp so she makes some plans of her own. She sneaks away while en route to camp and decides to ride her much loved bike named Clunk across country to meet her one true friend, Zbig Sienkiewicz, a famous cyclist. Read More


Meet Claire Legrand

Claire Legrand used to be a musician until she realized she couldn’t stop thinking about the stories in her head. Now she is a writer and librarian living in central New Jersey (although her heart will always live in her home state of Texas). In our Q&A she shares some details about writing, her new novel Furyborn, and much more. Read the interview here.

CATS In Your Library


Win an autographed copy of Carmer and Grit Book One: The Wingsnatchers!

Email us your name and mailing address, along with what you love most about our Guaranteed Library Bindings, to prebind@baker-taylor.com for your chance to win an autographed copy of the first title in this new series. Hurry – contest ends 7/15/18.



Get a FREE Children’s and Teen Services journal!

When you purchase 20 or more books from our current promotions lists above on Title Source 360, email us and we’ll get a journal, bound with our FollettBound guaranteed library binding, right out to you. Please include your name, library name and mailing address.  Email us!



Get your John Green tote bag and event kit!

When you order 10 copies of any John Green titles, receive a Turtles All the Way Down tote bag and a book club event kit. Click here for details. Click here for details.



New Titles

All Are Welcome

Alexandra Penfold | Alfred A. Knopf | 9780525579649 | Hardcover | $17.99 | July 2018

The themes of immigration, charity, and empathy will be a welcome message to anyone looking to make kids feel safe. Celebrate diversity and give encouragement and support to all.

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The Princess and the Pit Stop

Tom Angleberger, Dan Santat | Harry Abrams | 9781419728488 | Hardcover | $16.99 | July 2018

With appearances by fairy tale favorites this rollicking mash-up of race cars and royalty is a true celebration of both girl power and horsepower.  

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The Dollar Kids

Jennifer Richard Jacobson | Candlewick Press | 9780763694746 | Hardcover | $17.99 | August 2018

When a family buys a house in a struggling town for just one dollar, they’re hoping to start over — but have they traded one set of problems for another?

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The National Parks of the USA

Kate Ziber | Wide Eyed Editions | 9781847809766 | Hardcover | $30.00| July 2018

Take a tour of America's great outdoors with this book that goes wild for the flaura, fauna and epic landscapes of its majestic National Parks.

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Junior Maker

DK | DK | 9781465468444 | Hardcover | $14.99 | July 2018

Make, play, explore, and learn with this project-packed book of discovery. Little ones will love to get in on the maker fun with this cool book that supplements and complements the subjects they learn at school, while also encouraging hands-on interactivity and play.

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Girl CEO

Ronnie Cohen et al. | FollettBound | 9781549071157 | Prebind | $21.99 | July 2018

Rebel girls, young entrepreneurs, and other trailblazing tweens and teens will find inspiring success stories and practical advice for launching their own illustrious careers—right now!

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