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Welcome to Hug-A-Bug Travels

A children series dedicated to friendship

Hug-A-Bug

Hug-A-Bug is a little bug that loves to travel, learn about new cultures and find new friends to hug! Have you hugged anyone today?

Kiku

Kiku is Hug-A-Bug’s adventure buddy! He know’s lots of facts about the countries they visit and helps his friend learn languages and meet new friends.

Spider

Spider follows Hug-A-Bug around the world. This shy little bug is hidden throughout each adventure. How many times can you find in our books?

Hug-A-Bug Travel Series

Meet Hug-A-Bug and travel to Greece, Peru and Egypt

The creation of the little bug who just wanted a hug sprouted from a character the author, Anna Church, had been using for years in her classes. She would have her elementary students design their own Hug-A-Bug to sit on their desks throughout the school year. When a child felt sad or alone, they could reach over and get a hug from their desk character. She taught for many years and traveled to 15 countries. When she moved back to the United States and retired, she wanted to continue to share her little friend, Hug-A-Bug. With her family support, she decided to create a series that she could share with the world. Hug-A-Bug, alongside Anna, continues to travel abraod, spreading the love and giving hugs to children around the world.

Our Authors

Meet the Team Behind the Scenes

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Anna Church, Author and Illustrator
Anna was born on an Iowa farm. However, when she got married and had two children she became a world traveler. She now has four grandchildren, but still has time to create her books with her partner, Nicole Taylor. The creation of the little bug who just wanted a hug sprouted from a character the author, Anna Church, had been using for years in her classroom. She has a B.S. and a M.S. in Elementary Education and has taught many years overseas. Her books and vivid illustrations are based on her overseas experiences and background in early childhood development. When she is not writing or illustrating children’s books, she is enjoying time with her grandchildren, designing jewelry, studying yoga or hiking in new places.

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Nicole Taylor, Author and Illustrator
Nicole Taylor spent her childhood throughout the United States, as well as a significant part of her youth in Egypt and Indonesia. Nicole attended University of Noth Flordia and received her B.F.A. in Graphic Design. After graduation, Nicole and her husband moved to Texas where she received her M.A. in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. Nicole is a professor at the Art Institute of Austin and an active freelance Project Manager and Designer. Nicole spends her weekends with her energetic daughter and son, playing outside and reading stories. She hopes that she can create books that children across the world can learn from and enjoy.

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At a Glance

Take a peak into Hug-A-Bug's travels

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Synopsis:

Hug-A-Bug Travels to Egypt. Will this cute little fuzzy character, Hug-A-Bug, find a new friend to hug while on his travel in Egypt? Throughout the story the reader will learn simple Arabic phrases while on his travel to the famous Egyptian pyramids and other interesting places in Egypt. Teach your kids that reading is fun and see them grow! Visit www.HugABugTravels.com for more reading fun and activities.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780983144960
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Pages: 48
Age range: 1 – 9 Years
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Synopsis:

Come join Hug-A-Bug on his second trip! Grab your passport and get ready to see the Parthenon, Mediterranean Sea and more on our trip to Greece. As he hitches a ride on a Loggerhead Turtle, explores Athens and masters the Greek phrases. Who will Hug-A-Bug hug this time?

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780983144960
Publication date: 10/10/2012
Pages: 44
Age range: 1 – 9Years
Also available on KINDLE!

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Synopsis:

The third book of the Hug-A-Bug Travels series is headed to Peru for another exciting adventure! Grab your passport and hop aboard the train with Hug-A-Bug. Hug-A-Bug and his traveling friends explore Machu Picchu, master Peruvian phrases, and meet interesting animals on his trip. Most importantly, he meets a new friend who needs a hug. It’s fun to teach your kids to read and watch them grow! Visit HugABugTravels.com for more reading fun and activities.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 978-0983144946
Publication date: 11/18/2013
Pages: 44
Age range: 1 – 9 Years

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Synopsis:

A Bug Who Needs A Hug is about a fuzzy little bug that goes out into the forest looking for someone to hug. The vivid and colorful illustrations in the book emphasize the importance of friendship and leave a positive message for children at the end of the story. Follow the main character as he meets other forest creatures while looking for a friend to hug. Perfect for teaching friendship!

Product Details
ISBN-13: 978-0615308609
Publication date: 08/10/2009
Pages: 28
Age range: 1 – 6 Years
Also available on KINDLE!

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