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Did you know that our distribution division, Baker & Taylor Publisher Services, now handles all of your orders for Nomad Press titles? Nomad publishes titles that aim to spark and feed the natural curiosity kids have about the earth, and to promote scientific literacy and global competency to connect youth with the world in which we live. Check out their free resources here.


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The accolades for Jarrett Krosoczka's Hey, Kiddo! (ISBN 9780545902472 HRD, 9780545902489 PAP, 9781544420523 PBD) keep rolling in, with five starred reviews and inclusion in the National Book Award Longlist for Young People’s Literature. If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out Krososckza’s Ted Talk and this introductory video of the author sharing some of his experiences .


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Staff Picks

My Life as a Diamond

Written by Jenny Manzer | Orca Books | September 2018 | 9781459818316 | Paperback | $10.95

Casper “Caz” Cadman is your typical baseball obsessed kid. Out of everything else in life, while on the field, he feels accepted, valued and appreciated. He knows his role, his job. Throw the ball, catch the ball, hit the ball, and score runs. There is no absolutely grey area, unlike the other parts of Caz’s life.

Written with sensitivity and humor, this book is a must have for all middle grade fiction collections. My Life as a Diamond is a love song to baseball and finding your place on the field and in life.
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Look Up With Me: Neil Degrasse Tyson, A Life Among the Stars

Written by Jennifer Berne, Illustrated by Larraine Nam | Katherine Tegen Books | February 2019 | 9780062844941 | Reinforced | $17.99

Children will be inspired to look up at the stars, just as Neil Degrasse Tyson does, in this inspiring account of his life. Depicting his curiosity and immersion into astronomy as a young boy through adulthood is well done by the team. Tyson wrote the introduction, but Jennifer Berne’s selection of details about him are what will resonate with the reader, such as how he made enough money for his first telescope by walking neighborhood dogs. Read More


Meet Torrey Maldonado

Torrey Maldonado, the author of the critically acclaimed Secret Saturdays, is a teacher in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born and raised. Secret Saturdays and Tight reflect his students’ and his experiences. Read the interview here.

CATS In Your Library


Win a Jacqueline Woodson HOPE=CHANGE tote bag, poster, brochure, and guide!

Any library that holds or is planning to hold a Jacqueline Woodson book group can enter. Include a paragraph outlining how great your JW book club is, was, or will be. Please include your library’s name and address, and email CATS@baker-taylor.com with “Jacqueline Woodson Contest” in the subject line. Contest ends 12/31/18.


Win a Set of Stanley Books!

We know you love Stanley, and here’s your chance to vote for which Stanley title gets published in Spanish language first! Five (5) winners will receive a Stanley tote bag filled with a complete set of Stanley books. Enter to win! Contest ends 1/15/19.


Win a Jan Brett Winter Wonderland Basket!

In celebration of Jan Brett's latest title, The Snowy Nap, Penguin Young Readers is giving away a winter-themed basket filled with goodies to make winter cozy for one lucky winner. Enter to win! Contest ends 12/15/18.


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!


New Titles

Building Books

Megan Wagner Lloyd; Illustrated by Brianne Farley | Knopf | 9781524773670 | Hardcover | $17.99 | September 2018

Katie loves to build. Owen loves to read. Books and blocks bring together two siblings with nothing in common in this ode to the power of libraries and reading.

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How Airports Work

Clive Gifford | Lonely Planet | 9781787012936 | Hardcover | $18.99 | September 2018

From a peek inside the maintenance hangar, to the bustle of departures, this interactive lift-a-flap lets kids uncover the hidden secrets of an airport.

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Sleep, My Bunny

Rosemary Wells | Candlewick Press | 9780763692629 | Hardcover | $14.99 | November 2018

With gorgeous artwork and a simple poetic narrative, Rosemary Wells creates a bedtime read-aloud certain to lull every small child into slumber.

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Then & Now: Ancient Wonders

Stuart Hill | Lonely Planet | 9781787013407 | Hardcover | $18.99 | September 2018

Open the gatefolds and lift the flaps to discover how the world's greatest wonders were built, and their role in ancient life.

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Jessica Townsend | LBYR | 9780316508919 | Hardcover | $17.99 | October 2018

The captivating and heart-pounding sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow.

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Yoga for Kids

Susannah Hoffman, Patricia Arquette (FRW) | FollettBound | 9781544424071 | Prebind | $25.99 | October 2018

A book packed with yoga activities and mindful games with more than 50 poses that will teach children about relaxation, meditation and peace--while having fun at the same time.

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