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Staff Picks

Stick Dog Craves Candy

By Tom Watson | HarperCollins Children's Book, July 2017 | 9780062410948 | Hardcover | $12.99

While we may be stuck in the dog days of summer right now, the weather will cool, the days will grow longer and Halloween will be here before we know it! For the little ghouls and goblins bound for your library door this October, keep your eyes out for the newest title in the Stick Dog series from Tom Watson, Stick Dog Craves Candy. Read More


Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution: A Guide for the Next Generation

By Bernie Sanders and Kate Waters | Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, April 2017 | 9781250138903 | Hardcover | $16.99

The 2016 election cycle proved to us that yes, indeed, young voters can be mobilized, and Bernie Sanders, with his platform offering promises of free college tuition, protection of our natural resources, a continued fight for a living wage, and universal healthcare certainly spoke to the minds of the young. But what now?

This guide from the longest-serving Independent in the history of the Congress, who reminds readers that "democracy is not a spectator sport," aims to answer that question. 
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Spotlight Interview

Interview with Kay Lunkenheimer

The Collection Management Department at Baker & Taylor is well-equipped with talent. Serving library systems and youth services collections throughout the U.S., Kay Lunkenheimer has worked in this department for almost 10 years. Kay has a refreshing passion for graphic novels.  Click here to read the interview!

 

 
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Check out exclusive PURRMAIDS coloring sheets, featuring Baker and Taylor!

Get totally smitten with mermaid kittens in the new chapter book series, Purrmaids, guaranteed to have young readers paws-itively hooked. These books are purrfect for fans of Magic Kitten and the Fairy Animals of Misty Wood series. Introduce the series with these coloring pages, featuring two handsome felines you may recognize as our mascots, Baker and Taylor! Pre-order Purrmaids on Title Source 360 here.

 


Win an autographed copy of THE LIBRARY BOOK!

The Library Book uses the lyrics to Tom Chapin and Michael Mark's "The Library Song" to celebrate the magic of reading and of libraries. Because this book was inspired by books in a library, Simon & Schuster is raffling five AUTOGRAPHED copies to librarians! Contest ends September 15th. Click here for entry details.

 
New Titles

Chasing Augustus

Kimberly Newton Fusco | Alfred A. Knopf Inc. | 9780385754019 | Hardcover | $16.99 | 9/19/2017

A story about an unstoppable girl and her lost dog. With the help of a new friend and her own determination, she'll follow the trail anywhere, no matter where it leads.

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The Infamous Ratsos are Not Afraid

Kara LaReau; Illustrated by Matt Myers | Candlewick Press | 9780763676377 | Hardcover | $14.99 | 9/12/17

When Louie and Ralphie Ratso set out to transform a cluttered lot into an arcade, they end up conquering surprising fears in this follow-up to Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book The Infamous Ratsos.  

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The List

Patricia Forde | Sourcebooks | 9781492647966 | Hardcover | $16.99 | 8/8/2017

Letta is the Wordsmith's apprentice in a dystopian society limiting speech to 500 words. This gripping middle grade debut explores the power of words and the danger of censorship.

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Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker

Shelley Johannes | Disney-Hyperion | 9781484767382 | Hardcover | $14.99 | 9/18/2017

The first book in a delightful, energetic illustrated chapter book series perfect for fans of Judy Moody and Ivy + Bean!

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The Arts: A Visual Encylopedia

DK | 9781465462909 | Hardcover | $29.99 | 8/1/17

World's greatest cultural achievements in painting, music, photography and dance.

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Who Counts

Amy-Jill Levine & Sandy Eisenberg Sasso | Westminster John Knox Press | 9780664262747 | Hardcover | $16.00 | 5/19/2017

Teach kids as young as five years old the basic programming skills necessary to code, including sequencing and loops, without a computer.

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