Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Summer 2022
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Make room on your bookshelf for these hot new titles this summer! We’ve got everything from an anime inspired cookbook filled with Japanese recipes to spooky cross-stitch patterns based on a classic ‘90s film to a tribute to one of the world’s greatest celebrity chef. No matter what you’re in the mood to read, our collection is sure to keep you entertained this season.
So, find your coolest, comfiest reading spot and get ready to explore this amazing set of books publishing this summer.
One Hundred Percent Me
It can be confusing to be a child of mixed race. One Hundred Percent Me takes young readers along a little girl’s exploration of her mixed race identity. The story celebrates our differences as she learns how to claim her belonging and honor the heritage that makes her unique and wholly herself!
Man Walks into Bar: 2nd Edition
By Stephen Arnott and Mike Haskins
The perfect gift does exist! Be the life of the party with more than 6,000 hilarious one-lines, knock-knock jokes, and more in your arsenal. This book is your ultimate go-to resource of over-the-top jokes. Get ready to keep your friends, family, and co-workers laughing every day.
The Modern Art of Brujería
By Lou Florez
Awaken the bruja within! Drawing inspiration from Latin American and Afro-Caribbean regions, The Modern Art of Brujería is a fresh take on traditional folk magic. Filled with exercises, spells, and rituals for self-improvement and empowerment, this book is a must-have for beginning and experienced Brujos and Brujas alike. Let this book light the way as you explore the rich and complex world of Brujería.
The I Love Trader Joe’s Air Fryer Cookbook
Are you obsessed with your air fryer? Do you find yourself at Trader Joe’s® on a regular basis? Now you can get the best of both worlds with The I Love Trader Joe’s Air Fryer Cookbook. This cookbook is packed with easy-to-follow recipes for crispy and delicious snacks, lunches, dinners, and more. So head over to your nearest TJ’s, whip out your air fryer, crack open this book, and get ready to make mouthwatering meals.
Hunt A Killer: The Detective’s Puzzle Book
Put your crime-solving wits to the test! In Hunt A Killer: The Dectective’s Puzzle Book, you’ll meet up with private eye Michelle Gray, who needs you to hit the books and fine-tune your investigative skills before the next big murder case.
Under her expert guidance, you’ll start with “Investigative Best Practices” before diving into a world of curious ciphers, devious riddles, and other intriguing logic puzzles—all designed to take you from amateur sleuth to a top-notch lead detective. With non narrative puzzles, you can pick up this training manual anytime you need to sharpen your skills, between episodes, or whenever you need a fun challenge.
Whether you’re a Hunt A Killer member, armchair detective, or logic puzzle junkie, these deceptively difficult but always fun puzzles will have you breaking codes and cracking Hunt A Killer cases in no time. So pick up a pen, grab your magnifying glass, and get sleuthing.
The Unofficial Studio Ghibli Cookbook
By Jessica Yun
If you’ve ever stopped to drool over the delicious looking foods from your favorite anime shows or movies, then The Unofficial Studio Ghibli Cookbook is the right book for you. Featuring a collection of Japanese recipes inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s most beloved films, you’ll be able to bring some magic into your kitchen with this unofficial cookbook. Now you can create your own mouthwatering dishes with this book full of 50 unofficial, fan-created recipes. It’s the perfect book for fans of Japanese anime, manga, and comfort food cooking.
Leading with Administrator Clarity
By Marine Freibrun, Carin Fractor, EdD, Sandy Brunet
Practicing administrative clarity, or the idea that transparent expectations lead to fairness and achievement, has never been easier. This resource, made just for school principals, superintendents, and other administrators, will help you lead your school with organization, intention, and fairness. Leading with Administrator Clarity is written by three educators and school administrators with decades of experience, making this book the ultimate resource for improving your position as a decision-maker and positive role model for your school. Let Leading with Administrator Clarity guide you to learn and grow as an effective administrator and as a key part of shaping student lives for the better.
Dude Fiery and the Giant Hot Dog
Meet Dude Fiery—a fictional chef with a passion for tasty food, good deeds, and flame-printed shirts—and join him on a hilarious and charming adventure to become the leader of Taste Village in this heartfelt tribute to the world’s greatest celebrity chef.
Talented chef Dude Fiery takes the bus to Taste Village in the hopes of bringing his Giant Hot Dog Special to the nicest restaurant in town. But when Dude is turned away because of his sunglasses and “too casual” diner-inspired food, he decides to bring his taste powers to the people.
With his flavor-packed hot dogs, Dude redefines what taste really means to the locals and restaurateurs of Taste Village. Along the way, he does good deeds like supporting small businesses, officiating LGBTQIA+ weddings, and donating food to schools. The town soon learns they’ve misjudged Dude and that he is, in fact, an all-around awesome guy.
A perfect gift for Food Network devotees and celebrity chef fans, this funny book offers two very important life lessons: always follow your tastebuds and don’t judge a book by its frosted tips.
Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus
Fall in love with the ’90s cinematic classic once again with this unofficial coloring book featuring 20 original, hand-drawn illustrations inspired by the sets of the cult-favorite film Hocus Pocus. Whether you stream the movie every day starting September 1st or just catch it on cable, now is your chance to color the adventures of Thackery and the gang in their sleepy New England town. With scenes from the local graveyard to cabinets full of mysterious potions, Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus is the perfect way to celebrate spooky season and one of the best movies of all time.
Discover how to make the right financial decisions for your own unique life path with this transformative collection of personal finance tips from the host of the award-winning Earn & Invest podcast, Dr. Jordan Grumet.
Written by a hospice doctor with a front-row seat to the regrets of his dying patients, Doc G’s Taking Stock is packed with powerful insights that will help you take control of your finances, invest in yourself, and live a regret-free life.
The Psychedelic Handbook
Entering the world of psychedelics can be daunting, and many aren’t sure where to start. Research continues to expand and legalization looms on the horizon for psychedelics like psilocybin. The Psychedelic Handbook is a complete manual that explains the basics of psychedelics in a way that is accessible for the novice user—or even just the psychedelic-curious.
Teaching with Equity
By Aja Hannah
Bringing racial equity into the grade school classroom doesn’t have to be an intimidating task. This guide will help you take the first step in making your classroom a fun, safe, and fulfilling environment where students can thrive.
In Teaching with Equity, you’ll start off by establishing a baseline: Where is racial equity lacking in your classroom, and where are there opportunities for change? You’ll learn about the common stereotypes that students of color often face, then dive into resources like interactive worksheets, surveys, grading rubrics, lesson plans, and more.
This book will help you gain the confidence and knowledge needed to ensure each student feels represented in your everyday K-5 classroom.
Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cross-Stitch
Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cross-Stitch brings your favorite ’90s film to life with cute crafts and spooky decor. Perfect for beginners, this book has 25 witchy cross-stitch patterns that pay homage to the Halloween classic.
Patterns include sayings like “Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus” and “I Put a Spell on You” as well as fun designs like a selection of brooms (and a vacuum), gravestones, and more! Whether you’re making Halloween decor for spooky season or one-of-a-kind handmade gifts for your witchiest friends and family, this cross-stitch book is a must-have for any wannabe Sanderson sister.
The 369 Manifestation Journal
Tap into your inner power every week with this undated guided journal and learn how to use the law of attraction; divine numbers 3, 6, and 9; and mindful writing exercises to create the life you want!
Journaling can be a powerful tool for clearing your mind and prioritizing self-care. This journal combines your mindful writing practices with the magic of 369 manifestation to create a whole new way to envision the life you want.
The Weed Gummies Cookbook
By Monica Lo
Take your cannabis cooking skills to the next level with this user-friendly guide to making THC- and CBD-infused gummies, jellies, soft caramels, hard candies, and more delicious edibles! This practical cookbook is the go-to resource for the cannabis curious of all levels and offers approachable ways to incorporate a variety of cannabinoids into your routine. The Weed Gummies Cookbook features easy step-by-step instructions, beautiful color photos, and pro tips for safely handling and labeling your confections.
Whether you’re a cannabis cooking expert or just starting to bring weed into your kitchen, this cookbook will help you create your own special gummies and candies that are healthier, tastier, and more affordable than your average dispensary-bought treats!
– Tyanni Niles