King Of The Swamp - Story Snug

King Of The Swamp by Catherine Emmett & Ben Mantle

King Of The Swamp is a wonderfully original rhyming story full of humour and heart. It includes an important environmental message and we loved the colourful, surprise twist. Main character, McDarkly, is a likeable, engaging character whose swampy home improvement plans are seriously disrupted when the King and the Princess come riding by with an alternative plan for his beloved swamp……

Rain Before Rainbows - Story Snug

Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls & David Litchfield

Rain Before Rainbows is a heartwarming picture book which offers support and hope at a time when we are all struggling, mentally and physically, with the restrictions imposed on our daily lives. The simple rhyming text and gorgeous illustrations use weather imagery and natural settings to powerfully convey the book’s message – dark days will be replaced by more positive ones and with the support of friends we can get through difficult times.…

The Hospital Dog - Story Snug

The Hospital Dog by Julia Donaldson & Sara Ogilvie

Dot is a hospital dog who lives with her owner Rose. Dot and Rose spend lots of time at the hospital where they comfort patients, parents and even staff. The story provides an insight into a support system for young patients that many readers won’t be aware of and includes a diverse cast of characters, both in terms of disability and ethnicity.…

The House At The End of Magic - Story Snug

The House At The Edge of Magic by Amy Sparkes & Ben Mantle

The House At The Edge of Magic is a higgledy piggledy house full of secrets, colourful characters and household objects which behave in peculiar ways after being cursed by a witch. The clock is ticking and young pickpocket, Nine, is welcomed with open arms by its quirky residents who are unable to leave their home until the terrible curse has been broken…

But how can Nine help them?…

Story Snug's most viewed blogposts in 2020 - Story Snug

Story Snug’s most viewed blogposts in 2020

Before I start a new year of blogging I’m taking my annual look back at Story Snug’s most viewed blogposts in 2020. It was a quieter year on the blog as homeschooling and lockdown made other demands on my time but Story Snug still had several visitors – thank you to all those of you who invited us to be part of your blog tours, answered our interview questions and also to H.