As you can see, this list of kids books about saying hello is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about saying hello, please share it with us!
We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.
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From the creator of The Rabbit Listened comes a gentle story about the difficulty of change . . . and the wonder that new beginnings can bring.
Change and transitions are hard, but Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! demonstrates how, when one experience ends, it opens the door for another to begin. It follows two best friends as they say goodbye to snowmen, and hello to stomping in puddles. They say goodbye to long walks, butterflies, and the sun…and hello to long evening talks, fireflies, and the stars. But the hardest goodbye of all comes when one of the friends has to move away. Feeling alone isn’t easy, and sometimes new beginnings take time. But even the hardest days come to an end, and you never know what tomorrow will bring.
A new picture book from Brendan Wenzel, the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning author of They All Saw a Cat! Hello, Hello! Beginning with two cats, one black and one white, a chain of animals appears before the reader, linked together by at least one common trait. From simple colors and shapes to more complex and abstract associations, each unexpected encounter celebrates the magnificent diversity of our world—and ultimately paints a story of connection. Brendan Wenzel’s joyous, rhythmic text and exuberant art encourage readers to delight in nature’s infinite differences and to look for—and marvel at—its gorgeous similarities. It all starts with a simple “Hello.” The book includes: • An afterword from author Brendan Wenzel about the importance of conservation and protecting the wildlife on our planet. • A glossary of the animals featured in the book and a notation on their status (Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Endangered, or Critically Endangered).
Illustrations and rhyming text reveal that “hello” can be said many ways, from a handshake to a dance of happiness, and that the world would be a lot more fun if more hellos were shared.
A friendly narrator greets ten ocean creatures, in a book featuring high-contrast black-and-white illustrations.
Truck Full of Ducks - Titanic new talent Ross Burach breathes fresh life into tried and true topics – trucks and ducks! – in this laugh-out-loud comedy of errors!<p></p><b>Children will delight in the extreme silliness of this story and will repeatedly pore over the detailed, colorful, and quirky illustrations. –<i>School Library Journal</i></b>Did you call for a truck full of ducks?Bernie is on the road to make a delivery when one of the ducks EATS the directions. Oh no! How will he find his customer?Join the flock on this wacky call-and-response ride to find out just WHO ordered a truck full of ducks – and why!Ross Burach’s screwball comedy is filled with surprise twists and crafty jokes that will quack you up!
Hello You! -
All it takes is a simple “hello YOU!” to start a friendship, show kindness, and spread lots of happiness too!
This heartfelt new picture book from bestselling author Sandra Magsamen shows the many ways you can start a friendship or spread joy, whether that’s with a wave, a smile, or a simple “hi.” As a fun and friendly tool to help children understand how to connect with others, this story is perfect to share on the first day of school or all year round!
No matter how you say it, no matter your way,
a little hello has the power to change someone’s day!
We are all one of a kind with something special to share.
Sometimes the most awesome friendships start with HEY THERE!
Hello, Garden Bugs: A High-Contrast Book - Ladybugs, snails, and butterflies! Oh my! This charming introduction to ten garden bugs, paired with friendly text and bold, basic patterns, provides a great high-contrast experience for young developing eyes. Newborns cannot fully recognize colors, so the sharp contrast between black and white patterns and illustrations allows babies to follow along and make connections to the real world, an important building block for communication skills. Using simple greetings like “Hello, bumblebee” and “Good to see you, dragonfly” alongside black-and-white art by Julissa Mora, Hello, Garden Bugs is the perfect board book for babies just beginning to look around and learn about their world.
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