Hug A Bug Publishing

Overcoming Fears With Stories

Imaginative adventures that help children (and their parents) learn to love all parts of nature,
even the most misunderstood

At Hug a Bug Publishing we LOVE bugs and nature…and kids having fun!

Here at Hug a Bug publishing we know that you want to help your child overcome their fear of “creepy crawlies.” In order to do that, you can’t simply say, ‘Don’t be scared!,’ especially when you let ‘eeks!’ or a yelp escape every time you see a spider.

You need a fun and engaging way to shine a new light on bugs and insects. The problem is that you aren’t sure how to teach your kids bug compassion, without sounding too hypocritical.

We believe all creatures have a place on earth, and deserve respect and understanding. We know how hard it can be for kids to get past their initial fear of bugs, which is why we wrote this series.

Meet the Author

April Eckert, a nature-loving author with a Master’s degree in Education, has been a teacher for over 10 years. Despite childhood fears of spiders, she now aims to educate children about nature through her books, fostering a love for the outdoors and helping parents reconnect with the joy of being outside.

Read more about April

Our Stories

E. Swan
There’s a Spider in My Bathtub
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Beautiful artwork, great story! We got this book last week and the kids and I LOVE it! The author wrote such a fun, cute story and the illustrator did an amazing job bringing it to life! I love the bright colors and the kids had so much fun finding the hidden rubber ducky on each page. We will definitely be watching for more books by this author and illustrator. Highly recommend.
There’s a Roly Poly in My Pocket
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Adorable story with great message
As a mother of a bug loving little one, I absolutely love the message of this story. The illustrations are bright and engaging, wonderfully done . The Roly poly is just adorable! Also, loved sir Simon making a cameo!
Messy Millie
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Such a cute encouragement to clean up!
This funny and entertaining book takes us through the adventures of a messy little girl who learns that it can be helpful to clean up! We had a lot of fun looking for the Ram on each page, too!

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