What Buzzworthy Books is everyone talking about this Winter?
Check out our favorites listed below! Plus enter to win the giveaway where you could win them all!
From Penguin Random House:
Title: EVERYONE LOVES LUNCHTIME BUT ZIA
Author: Jenny Liao; illustrated by Dream Chen
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2/7/2023
A heartwarming picture book about a Chinese-American girl who grows to appreciate the traditional dishes her parents prepare for her and finds a way to share her lunch with her classmates.
Everyone loves lunchtime. Everyone, that is, but Zia.
At school, the other kids are eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cheese and crackers, and apples on the side. But Zia’s always nervous about opening her lunchbox. Her dumpling and noodle dishes look different and smell different. She dreads lunchtime.
Then, during her birthday week, her parents pack her a different Cantonese dish each day and explain what the food represents: a roast pork bun to bring treasure, soy sauce chicken to bring success, and more. At first, Zia doesn’t want to eat her lunch, but once she starts, she just may realize her food could bring her good fortune after all!
Title: BOBO AND PUP-PUP: HATCH AN EGG
Author: Vikram Madan
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 1/24/2023
Hatch an Egg (Bobo and Pup-Pup) is a part of the Bobo and Pup-Pup A Stepping Stone Book ™ collections.
Bobo is a monkey. Pup-Pup is a dog. They find a hairy brown egg that they need to take care of! Perfect for fans of Elephant & Piggie who are ready to graduate to two new buddies!
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s an egg falling from the sky? Best friends Bobo and Pup-Pup will discover what’s inside once it hatches. But wait…how will they help the egg hatch? Is it even an egg? Find out as they work together and discover a surprise while readers are in on the joke.
This hilarious and relatable graphic chapter book will have kids ages 5 to 8 laughing out loud while gaining confidence in reading. Graphic chapter books serve as a great bridge to graphic novels and longer chapter books. Don’t miss the rest of the books in the series:
We Love Bubbles!
Let’s Make Cake!
The Funny Book
Title: MAMA SHAMSI AT THE BAZAAR
Author: Mojdeh Hassani and Samira Iravani
Release Date: 2/28/2023
It’s market day for Samira and her grandma! The bazaar is crowded, but this sweet pair knows how to stick together in this silly picture book set in Iran.
Mama Shamsi is off to the market, and today, Samira gets to go with her! Samira loves spending time with her grandmother, and she especially loves her chador, which Mama Shamsi wraps around herself every time they leave the house. As the pair get closer and closer to the market, Samira is worried about getting lost in the crowded streets of Tehran, until she has an idea: She can hide under her grandmother’s chador. But when Mama Shamsi says no—if Samira hides under there, the pair of them will look like a strange animal! In imaginary spreads, Samira and Mama Shamsi turn into a donkey, a giraffe, a kangaroo, a turtle—hiding isn’t working at all. But maybe there’s some other way for Samira to stay safe with her grandma in the crowded market.
From Blue Slip Media:
Title: THE GENTLE GENIUS OF TREES
Author: Philip Bunting
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 1/31/23
Let trees teach you everything from how to branch out to how to stay rooted in this delightful blend of nonfiction and inspirational humor by author-illustrator Philip Bunting!
What could we clever humans ever learn from trees? Find out when you take a stroll through the woods and learn a few life lessons from our foliaged friends in this truly special book filled with graphic illustrations.
With humor and heart, readers will encounter a small forest of facts. They’ll explore the brilliance of trees in creating one interconnected wood-wide web that enables their community to collaborate with each other, share resources, warn of threats, and survive and thrive together.
Title: LOVE IS LOUD: HOW DIANE NASH LED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Author: Sandra Neil Wallace, illustrated by Bryan Collier
Publisher: Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 1/10/23
Meet Diane Nash, a civil rights leader who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis, in this illuminating nonfiction picture book that “highlights major moments in Nash’s life” (The Horn Book, starred review).
Diane grew up in the southside of Chicago in the 1940s. As a university student, she visited the Tennessee State Fair in 1959. Shocked to see a bathroom sign that read For Colored Women, Diane learned that segregation in the South went beyond schools—it was part of daily life. She decided to fight back, not with anger or violence, but with strong words of truth and action.
Finding a group of like-minded students, including student preacher John Lewis, Diane took command of the Nashville Movement. They sat at the lunch counters where only white people were allowed and got arrested, day after day. Leading thousands of marchers to the courthouse, Diane convinced the mayor to integrate lunch counters. Then, she took on the Freedom Rides to integrate bus travel, garnering support from Martin Luther King Jr. and then the president himself—John F. Kennedy.
Title: Holding Her Own
Author: Traci N. Todd, Shannon Wright (Illustrated by)
Publisher: Orchard Books
Release Date: January 03, 2023
An evocative picture book biography about the prolific life of Jackie Ormes, whose groundbreaking cartoons became some of the first empowering depictions of Black women in America!
Jackie Ormes made history. She was the first Black woman cartoonist to be nationally syndicated in the United States. She was also a journalist, fashionista, philanthropist, and activist, and she used her incredible talent and artistry to bring joy and hope to people everywhere. But in post-World War II America, Black people were still being denied their civil rights, and Jackie found herself in a dilemma: How could her art stay true to her signature “Jackie joy” while remaining honest about the inequalities Black people had been fighting?
Rising stars Traci N. Todd, author of the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Nina: A Story of Nina Simone, and Shannon Wright, co-creator of the bestselling graphic novel Twins, have crafted a gorgeous and heartfelt tribute to the indelible legacy of Jackie Ormes, whose life and work still influences illustrators and cartoonists today.
Title: Lovely Day
Author: Bill Withers, Skip Scarborough, Olivia Duchess (Illustrated by)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: January 03, 2023
Title: How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Be Kind
Author: Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrated by)
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: January 03, 2023
Laugh out loud as our bestselling dinosaurs learn to be kind despite their sometimes mischievous antics.
How does a dinosaur learn to be kind? Does he roar about everything that is on his mind?
Does he wake up at midnight and make lots of noise? Does he take his big sister’s new shoes and her toys?
A dinosaur knows how to be very kind, always keep other folks firmly in mind.
Being kind can be a little difficult, even for dinosaurs. But with a little practice and some heartfelt humor, our prehistoric pals can develop empathy and compassion for others. Join in the hilarity as the bestselling duo Jane Yolen and Mark Teague teach young readers and dinosaurs that being kind is important and cool!
With over 24 million copies in print, each dino-mite How Do Dinosaurs…? book is a combination of hilarious situations and sing-song rhymes that show young children how to be more successful every day and in every way. The How Do Dinosaurs…? series will help children become confident readers while teaching them little life lessons. And as an added bonus, the names of each dinosaur are hidden on each page. Look for all the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs…? books by Jane Yolen with illustrations by Mark Teague.
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8 thoughts on “YABC’s Buzzworthy Books of WINTER 2023 & Mega Book Giveaway (Kids)! ~US ONLY”
So many wonderful kids books!! Can’t wait to check them all out
I’ve added a bunch of these to my wish list! Thanks for sharing them.
So many great books! My twins would love them! Hope we win!
SO many of these are on my TBR.
These all look so cute
A colorful and inspiring collection which I’d love to share.
This collection looks amazing!
these sound amazing
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