Heart String (Hardcover)

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Staff Reviews

This magnificently illustrated children's book focuses on empathy. It is a wonderful introduction to how we can be touched by the emotions of others and respond with kindness. I hope this book takes off and is translated into 500 languages!

Best suited for ages 3-6, its lyrical and repeating lines are perfect for bedtime.


— From Sarah P.


There's a heart string binding us all together! Beautifully illustrated, this heartwarming picture book reminds readers that we're all connected.
Through backyards and neighborhoods, over mountains, and across oceans, this colorful heart string ties us all together. Out of sight yet undeniable, it joins our hearts so that we are never truly alone.

Follow the thread of this reassuring story to see how, even in a world as vast as ours, there is always a bond that connects us to the ones we love—and to the world we share.

WE ARE CONNECTED: Whether we're loved ones or strangers, this book is a poignant reminder that one person's joys and sorrows impact us all.

REASSURING MESSAGE: Nervousness or anxiety about distance or separation are universal feelings! From attending the first day of school to a traveling parent or distant grandparent, any kid will find comfort in this book.

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: These colorful heart strings weave through streets, neighborhoods, mountains, and oceans—across the globe—showing us that love can overcome both distance and hardship, and ultimately revealing the threads that bind us together as one global community.

Perfect for:
  • Parents and grandparents
  • Teachers and librarians
  • Gift-givers

About the Author

Brooke Boynton-Hughes is an introvert who often finds going out into the world and meeting new people anxiety-inducing. But she does it anyway because the world is full of beautiful and interesting people worthy of connection. She writes and illustrates children's books in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she lives with her husband and children. To see more of her work please visit www.BrookeBoyntonHughes.com.

Praise For…

“Boynton-Hughes’s work offers a glad vision of a world connected.” — Publishers Weekly

“The notion that our humanity connects us is a worthy message, as is the idea that even when separated from loved ones, something binds us.” — Kirkus Reviews

“...delivers a positive and unified vision of the world to which readers may aspire….This heartwarming narration will provide readers with reassurance as well as opportunities to explore ­social-emotional health and global ­citizenship.” — School Library Journal 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452181653
ISBN-10: 1452181659
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: December 20th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English