YABC’s Buzzworthy Books of Summer 2022 & Mega Book Giveaway (Kids)! ~US ONLY

What Buzzworthy Books is everyone talking about for Kids books?

Check out our favorites listed below! Plus enter to win the giveaway where you could win them all!





From Penguin Random House:

Author: Bob Shea and Brian Won

Publisher: Dial

Release Date: June 7, 2022

Introducing an irresistible new board book series filled with cute pups, big construction trucks, and laugh-out-loud humor!

It’s the first day of puppy school and Dig Doug, Puddles, and Cheddar can’t wait to start digging, building, and loading in their trucks. But when their teacher, Miss Polly, gets stuck under some rocks, they’ll have to come together and use teamwork to get her free! Closing their eyes to make the rocks disappear doesn’t work . . . so which of Miss Polly’s lessons can Dig Doug, Puddles, and Cheddar save her? Beloved children’s book author Bob Shea and illustrator Brian Won have created an endearing new board book series with the cutest construction workers around.

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Author: Bob Shea and Brian Won

Publisher: Dial

Release Date: August 30, 2022

These cute pups are in big trucks and ready to dig! Book two of this original board book series is perfect for toddlers with big building dreams.

Dig Doug, Puddles, and Cheddar are ready for a big day at puppy school. Today they have an extra big project—using their construction trucks to dig a swimming pool! Dig Doug is so happy because Dig Doug LOVES to dig. But when he digs a bit too deep, his puppy friends must figure out a plan to save him.

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Author: Diane Adams; Illustrated by Charlene Chua

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Release Date: June 14, 2022

The youngest of readers and the sports-loving grown-ups in their lives can now enjoy the world’s most popular sports–soccer–before going to bed a winner.

After putting on their gear and warming up, the Dolphins are ready for kick off! When the opposing team scores in the first half, a young girl and her teammates take an orange-slice break before getting back out there. This young girl scores the tying goal in the second half just before the final whistle and goes to sleep a winner.

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Author: Kersten Hamilton; Illustrated Valeria Petrone

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Release Date: August 23, 2022

From the creators of Red TruckYellow CopterBlue Boat, and Green Tractor comes a delightful new story about an orange excavator who saves the town of Tumberton again and again!

It’s clean-up day in Tumberton and there’s lots of hard work to be done.
Orange excavator will need to gobble up all the trash in sight, help fix the broken water line, and dig a hole to plant a tree, all before the day is done!

Kersten Hamilton and Valeria Patrone are back to add a new color and friendly helper vehicle to their beloved book series.

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Author: Ashlyn Anstee

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers; Viking Books for Young Readers

Release Date: July 5, 2022

Irresistible fun for the littlest readers, who will love getting to boop each snoot!

How many of these snoots could a baby boop?

Adorable art paired with fun-to-read text shows tots all of the ways they can boop a snoot—as in: poke cute animal noses! They can boop one snoot or two snoots, slow snoots and fast snoots. This interactive board book begs to be poked and prodded as toddlers learn to boop the snoot!

From the author-illustrator of the Shelby & Watts chapter book series, Ashlyn Anstee, comes the cutest new board book that will have kids and their guardians bowled over with giggles.

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Author: Gibson Frazier; illustrated by Micah Player

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers; G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Release Date: July 19, 2022

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Title: How to Be a Rock Star

Author: Lisa Tolin

Illustrator: Daniel Duncan

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers / G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Release Date: August 2, 2022

Title: That’s Not My Name

Author/Illustrator: Anoosha Syed

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers / Viking Books for Young Readers

Release Date: July 12, 2022


From HarperCollins:

Title: Layla, the Last Black Unicorn

Author: Tiffany Haddish

Illustrator: Jessica Gibson

Publisher: HarperCollins

Release Date: May 10, 2022

From beloved comedian, actress, and New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Haddish comes Layla, the Last Black Unicorn, a hilarious, original picture book tale about a lovable but awkward unicorn who learns why her uniqueness is her biggest strength.

It’s not easy to fit in when you stand out. When Layla arrives for her first day of school at Unicornia, the school for unicorns, she realizes that she’s not like the other kids there. They’re all pastel colors and know the rules to Horn Ball and none of them come from the Woods like Layla does. Try as she might to make friends, Layla’s just . . . different. But when her class gets lost during a field trip to the Fiddle Dee Deep Forest, it’s up to Layla to step up and save the day.

Layla, the Last Black Unicorn is a hilariously heartwarming picture book about self-acceptance, self-esteem, and standing up for standing out by New York Times bestselling authorGrammy Award-winning comedian, and actress Tiffany Haddish and Jerdine Nolen, author of the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Thunder Rose.

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Title: My Name Is a Story

Author: Ashanti

Illustrator: Monica Mikai

Publisher: HarperCollins

Release Date: July 12, 2022

From Grammy Award-winning singer Ashanti comes an empowering story about a girl who learns to love her unique name.

First days aren’t easy for a girl with a name like Ashanti. It feels like no one can pronounce it correctly! But with some encouragement from her mom, Ashanti spells her name and learns just how special it is.

A is for awesome, S is for sunsets, H is for hand games, A is for art…

Inspired by Ashanti’s own experience, this delightful picture book shares the joy that one child finds in her name.

A perfect pick for classrooms and all story times!

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Title: Two Dogs

Author: Ian Falconer

Publisher: HarperCollins/Michael di Capua Books

Release Date: June 28, 2022

From Ian Falconer, Caldecott Honor winner and #1 New York Times bestselling creator of the Olivia series, comes a dashingly delightful picture book about two unforgettable dachshunds and their search for fun!

Dachshund brothers Perry and Augie are home alone and desperately want to get outside and have a good time. Augie is the cautious one, the worrier; Perry is pure joy and excitement. When they finally manage to open the back door, mischievous adventures begin! Soon they’re diving into the swimming pool, digging an enormous hole, and more! Will all return to normal before their owners come home?

This witty and utterly heartwarming story plays perfectly off the exquisite illustrations. These are Ian Falconer’s first all-new characters since Olivia, and Two Dogs is sure to equally capture the hearts of readers everywhere.

Perfect for fans of imaginative dog books like Bark, George and A Ball for Daisy!

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4 thoughts on “YABC’s Buzzworthy Books of Summer 2022 & Mega Book Giveaway (Kids)! ~US ONLY”

  1. Morgan Jones says:

    Ah! My daughter would love all of these! So cute

  2. ltecler says:

    What a great mix of books! I’d love to add them to my school’s collection to kick off the school year!

  3. These all look fun to read and share. The covers are cute and fun.

  4. this is a great selection of books

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