The BTSB Difference

Why Buy Our Books?

Bound to Stay Bound is the foremost bindery in the U.S. when it comes to children's books. BTSB offers a wide range of services and guarantees to make sure that our prebound books last longer than any other editions available on the market.

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Andy Plemmons regarding service from BTSB:

"Not every company has great customer service and in the busy lives of school librarians we need a company that will stand behind us and support the work that we are doing in our schools."

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Featured Author: Kelly Barnhill

What would you do if you were a teacher and your very favorite thing about teaching was reading books with your students, finding the perfect books for your students, and getting into intense book discussions with your students? If you were Kelly Barnhill, you would take a crack at writing your own books.

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BTSB Overstock Sale

Don’t miss your chance for discounted books

Get any of hundreds of Bound to Stay Bound titles, each for $6.50 or less! Our overstock sale is happening right now.

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Resources and handbooks from Judy Freeman now available

Resources for Judy Freeman, a well-known speaker and writer on children's literature, are available from Bound to Stay Bound! See her BER titles as well as titles from The 2015 Winners! Handbook.

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New Fall 2017 Titles

Check out some of this fall's most popular titles available now from BTSB!

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Classroom sets

Order your book sets with customized covers now

Order any book -- even books not in Bound to Stay Bound's inventory -- as a book set and we'll add custom district or school logos for free! Save time and money by ordering quantities of 25 books or greater for the library or classroom in a quality binding with an unconditional guarantee.

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View the latest print catalog, and all the other fine resources BTSB has to offer. From our Cream of the Crop - Curriculum Tie Ins to our Library Corner updates, we're here to help you get more out of your library! All brochures are in PDF format.

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Don’t miss board books with BTSB’s unique covers!

Your favorite board book titles are now available from Bound to Stay Bound, complete with KidProof™ covers and BTSB's library corners! Your favorite books now come with BTSB durability.

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Get huggable dolls of your favorite book characters

Bound to Stay Bound is pleased to offer MerryMakers character dolls! Dolls are based on a selection of beloved children's book characters.

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Series Alerts

Get updated whenever a new series title comes out

Bound to Stay Bound will put your library on alert! Sign up for our series alert mailing list and keep your pulse on the big titles coming out in popular series.

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BTSB books face the school bus.

The Book Durability Challenge begins

Bound to Stay Bound recently took our books to a nearby school and put them to one of the ultimate tests -- could they survive an encounter with a school bus?

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Processing packages

Processing services from Bound to Stay Bound

Bound to Stay Bound offers a wide variety of processing services on our prebound books, including reading program labels, genre stickers, and much more. Processing packages are customizable and can be changed according to the needs of your school, district, or library at any time!

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Start your curriculum search today

Looking for help finding material that matches state standards? Bound to Stay Bound has you covered with our curriculum-specific search.

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News Stories

  • 9/22/17

    Francisco Vazquez de Coronado died in Mexico City on September 22, 1554.

    Coronado was an official in Mexico, or New Spain, when he heard rumors of the Seven Gold Cities to the North. He mounted an expedition through what would be the American Southwest without finding any Gold Cities, although he did run into the Grand Canyon. Here is a new children's book that looks at his life and travels. Explore With Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, by Tim Cooke, published by Crabtree in 2017, ages 8-11, 32 pp., BTSB# 236491, $14.89, good review by Booklist. Follows the travels of the Spanish conquistador Francisco Vasquez de Coronado on his quest to find the fabled Cities of Gold in what is now the Southwestern United States.
  • 9/22/17

    William Playfair was born September 22, 1759 in Benvie, Scotland.

    He had many many jobs over his lifetime but he is best remembered for developing the bar and pie charts to graphically show information. The story of his adventurous life and his inventions is told in this new picture book biography for young readers. Lines, Bars and Circles: How William Playfair Invented Graphs, by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay, published by Kids Can in 2017, ages 6-9, 34 pp., BTSB# 101256, $20.49, good reviews by Kirkus, SLJ, Booklist and Bulletin. A picture-book biography of Scotland-born William Playfair (1759-1823) the inventor of the line graph, bar graph and pie chart.
  • 9/21/17

    Our website now includes a profile of the current Newbery Award winner, Kelly Barnhill, based on recent conversations with her.

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