Los Angeles, CA (March 27, 2023)
NASCAR legend and bestselling author Dale Earnhardt Jr. announces the upcoming release of his second children’s book, Buster Gets Back on Track. Out September 19 via Tommy Nelson and available for preorder, this picture book shows kids how to keep emotions from controlling how they act.
This follow-up to Earnhardt’s bestselling children’s book Buster’s Trip to Victory Lane, which was published in October 2022, features an off-road adventure story that provides kids a practical way to handle difficult emotions by breathing deep, trying again, and focusing on what’s ahead.
When Buster the race car struggles during practice at Racing School, he speeds off the track and discovers an off-road course and a team of military vehicles who help him gain a new perspective on what to do when things go wrong and emotions become hard to manage. Buster’s universally relatable story about making mistakes, feeling embarrassed, and learning how to face frustrations in the moment make this a great choice for story time at home, schools, and libraries.
“Buster’s story is about helping kids deal with big emotions,” Earnhardt said. “It helps them understand those emotions are normal and also shows how they can manage them. I hope this book is an easy way for parents to communicate with their kids about how to handle life’s tough situations.”
This racing-themed picture book, which is book 2 in the Buster the Race Car Series, is filled with action-packed artwork from Ela Smietanka and personal nods to Earnhardt’s racing legacy and home life.
Buster Gets Back on Track
Buster the Race Car Series #2
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Release Date: September 19, 2023
Buster is back!
In Buster Gets Back on Track, Buster and the rest of the Punchy Motorsports team need to ace some brand-new moves at racing school. But when Buster struggles during practice, he gets hot under the hood–and accelerates out of there. After he turns down a path in the woods, Buster discovers a racing team unlike any he’s encountered. These large military vehicles know a thing or two about keeping cool under pressure, and their dirt track–complete with tire-sucking swamps and razor-sharp rocks–proves it! Will Buster’s off-road challenge show him how to stay calm even when things go wrong, or will Buster’s emotions spin out of control?
Full of action-packed artwork from Ela Smietanka, this follow-up to Buster’s Trip to Victory Lane:
-ideal for ages 4–8
-teaches kids how to process their emotions and calm down when they feel overwhelmed
-a perfect purchase for back-to-school celebrations, birthdays, and Christmas
-a fun, read-aloud book for story times at libraries and schools
Kids will love to see Buster get back on track in this heartfelt tale about growing up.
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