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Staff Picks

Making Bombs For Hitler

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch | Scholastic Press, Feb. 2017 | 9780545931915 | Hardcover | $17.99 | 9780545931922 | eBook | $17.99

A companion book to the award-winning Stolen Child, we are introduced to Lida, Larissa's sister, who was also kidnapped by the Germans. This is a story of sacrifice, courage, and hope that will first take you on a journey through Lida's survival in a work camp and then through her struggles to reunite with her sister.  Read More

Traitor to the Throne

Alwyn Hamilton | Viking Children's Books, March 2017 | 9780451477859 | Hardcover | $18.99 | 9780698411708 | eBook | $56.97

The Blue Eyed Bandit, Amani Al'Hiza is back! Still part of the resistance in the desert kingdom of Miraji, Amani spends the bulk of this sequel to Rebel of the Sands under lock and key in the Sultan's Palace as part of the his harem. Read More

Spotlight Interview

Interview with Nina LaCour

Like her previous novels' many accolades, Nina LaCour's new novel We Are Okay is receiving much praise. We Are Okay publishes this month. 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

Jake The Fake Keeps It Real

Craig Robinson and Adam Mansbach; Illustrated by Keith Knight | Random House Children's Books | 9780553523515 | Hardcover | $13.99 | 3/28/17

Jake fakes his way into a gifted middle school, but he's a jokester, not a music prodigy. How will he survive middle school, especially at the end of year talent show?

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The Bone Witch

Rin Chupeco | Sourcebooks | 9781492635826 | Hardcover | $17.99 | 3/7/17

The author of The Girl from the Well and The Suffering is back with The Bone Witch. Set in an atmospheric and enchanting fantasy world, the story revolves around dark and engrossing witches, resurrection and curses. 

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Kathy Willis | Candlewick Press | 9780763689230 | Hardcover | $35.00 | 3/24/17 

From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with superb cross sections of how plants work.

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The President's Visual Encyclopedia

DK | 9781465458537 | Hardcover | $16.99 | 2/7/17

Explore the lives of America's 45 presidents, as well as notable first ladies, famous speeches and major constitutional events. 

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March, Book Three

John Lewis | Paw Prints | 9781518234170 | Prebind | $28.99 | 9/14/16  

Get your copy of this multiple award-winning title in our Paw Prints guaranteed library binding. It will withstand years of circulation.

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Lowriders to the Center of the Earth

Cathy Camper | Paw Prints | 9781518231636 | Prebind | $18.99 | 8/10/16

Perfect for high circulation, the Paw Prints edition, of this year's Pura Belpre Illustrator Award Winner.

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