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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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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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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Featured Author Greg Neri

Greg Neri keeps his eyes and ears open because he never knows when he may stumble across a story. “Real life is far more interesting than anything I can make up—my one talent is my ability to spot a great story.”

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New Board Books

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 hugable 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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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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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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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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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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Common Core State Standards

Start your Common Core search today

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

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Textbook Rebinding

Old, tattered textbooks? BTSB can rebind them

Have old textbooks with beaten-up covers? Looking to breathe life into your aging texts? Leave it to BTSB with our new textbook rebinding services.

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News Stories

  • 12/2/16

    Do you have your copy of Judy Freeman's 2016 Winners Handbook yet? This former librarian has been an expert on using children's books for decades and continues to guide teachers and librarians in the best books for children and how to use them in the classroom and the library.

    This edition covers the titles published in 2015. The edition for the titles of 2016 will be out next April. 2016 Winners! Handbook: a Closer Look at Judy Freeman's 100+ Top-rated Children's Books of 2015 for Grades PreK-6, by Judy Freeman, published by Bookkrafters in 2016, ages 21 up, 276 pp., BTSB# 353870, $35. In the first half of this book, you will find the lively "The Annotated Booklist", with thorough, honest evaluations of 100+ children's books published in 2015, chosen by the author. The next section, "Celebrating Children's Books," contains lists, lesson plans, worksheets, writing prompts, and teaching units.
  • 12/1/16

    The winners of the 2016 I Love My Librarian Award have been announced by ALA.

    There were 10 winners from 1100 applications and each winner receives $5000.
  • 12/1/16

    The television network specifically for children, Nickelodeon, was launched on December 1, 1977 by Warner Communications.

    It is responsible for such iconic shows as SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and the Power Rangers. Here is a new children's book that looks at the history of this beloved TV channel. Nickelodeon, by Sara Green, published by Bellwether in 2017, ages 8-12, 24 pp., BTSB# 395829, $21.69. Engaging images accompany information about Nickelodeon.
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