Let’s Hug Day
The new CBC Holidays Series will explore stories that relate to specific holidays so that kid, and adult, readers can celebrate in the best way we know how… with a good book!
Earlier this month, December 3rd, we celebrated Let’s Hug Day, where we take a moment to revel in the warmth of a hug from a friend or loved one. In this simple gesture, we can boost our moods, comfort a friend, or express the love in our hearts to a family member. So let’s grab a good book and hug it out this holiday season!
A Great Day for A Hug written and illustrated by Mack van Gageldonk (Clavis Publishing) — Fiction, Board Book, Animals, Ages 0-3.
A Hug is for Holding Me by Lisa Wheeler, illus. Lisk Feng (ABRAMS) — Fiction, Picture Book, Science, ages 4-6.
Bugs Don’t Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids by Heather L. Montgomery; illus. Stephen Stone (Charlesbridge) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Science, ages 4-6.
Duck And Goose: Goose Needs a Hug written and illustrated by Tad Hills (Random House Children’s Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Contemporary, Series, ages 4-6.
Frozen Hide-and-Hug Olaf: A Fun Family Experience! by Kevin Lewis, illus. Olga Mosqueda (Disney Publishing Worldwide) — Fiction, Novelty / Pop-Up, Humor, ages 4-6.
Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace; illus. Christopher Denise (Disney Publishing Worldwide) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, ages 4-6.
Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar (Hedgehugs #2) by Steve Wilson; illus. Lucy Tapper (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Series, ages 4-6.
Hug A Bull: An Ode to Animal Dads written and illustrated by Aaron Zenz (Bloomsbury Children’s Books and Walker Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, ages 4-6.
Hug It Out! by Louis Thomas (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group) — Fiction, Picture Book, Humor, ages 4-6.
Hug Me written and illustrated by Simona Ciraolo (Flying Eye Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Humor, ages 0-3.
Huggy Kissy writen and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli (Candlewick Press) — Fiction, Board Book, Humor, Series, ages 0-3.
One Hug by Katrina Moore; illus. Julia Woolf (Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins) — Fiction, Picture Book, Diversity, Poetry, ages 0-3.
The Littlest Things Give the Loveliest Hugs by Mark Sperring, illus. Maddie Frost (Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, ages 0-3.
Trolls Graphic Novels #1: Hugs & Friends by Dave Scheidt and Tini Howard, illus. Kathryn Hudson (Papercutz) — Fiction, Graphic Novel, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Series, ages 7-12.
Will Ladybug Hug? by Hilary Leung (Scholastic) — Fiction, Board Book, Contemporary, ages 0-3.
Happy Holidays 2021!
List compiled by CBC’s resident trivia expert, Sommer. Check out other diverse book lists on our blog and from our Inclusivity Resources list.