Clementine Florentine - Story Snug

Clementine Florentine by Tasha Harrison & Mya Mitchell

Clementine Florentine is the amusing and poignant story of ten year old Clementine’s attempts to sabotage Dad’s relationship with his new friend Mel before they fall in love. Humorous but also heartwrenching the story sympathetically portrays a child’s attempt to deal with a threatened change to her family situation and the repercussions that her actions have on her other relationships.…

Story Snug's most viewed posts in 2021 - Story Snug

Story Snug’s most viewed posts in 2021

Before I start a new year of blogging I’m taking my annual look back at Story Snug’s most viewed posts in 2021. It was a quieter year on the blog as homeschooling and lockdown made other demands on my time but we read lots of fabulous books and Story Snug still had several visitors – thank you to all those of you who invited us to be part of your blog tours and answered our interview questions.…

Picture book bears celebrating Christmas - Story Snug

Picture book bears celebrating Christmas

We have lots of picture books about bears celebrating Christmas on our book shelves. The stories encompass the excitement of Christmas, kindness and the joy of giving. We’ve chosen five that we love – we’d love to know if there’s another Christmas bear book that you would add to our list.…

Christmas Craft Book - Story Snug

Christmas Craft Book by Laura Minter & Tia Williams

Christmas Craft Book is a brilliant activity book full of 30 fun & festive projects to make with kids. It’s an absolute treasure trove of stunning, easy to make crafts that use many everyday household items. If you’re looking for fun ways to keep children of all ages busy and entertained in the days up to Christmas this is definitely the book for you.…

The Very Merry Murder Club - Story Snug

The Very Merry Murder Club edited by Serena Patel & Robin Stevens & illustrated by Harry Woodgate

The Very Merry Murder Club is a collection of thirteen winter mysteries edited by Serena Patel and Robin Stevens. It’s a wonderfully diverse anthology including stories written by thirteen different authors. The stories, many taking place at Christmas, introduce characters from a variety of ethnic backgrounds as well as single parent families, same sex parents, disabled characters and children in care.…

Snowy & Christmas Book Advent - Story Snug

Story themed Advent Calendars

Over the years we’ve enjoyed various story themed Advent Calendars to help us count down the days until Christmas. We always put our Christmas books away during the year and get them out around the end of November, it’s such a lovely treat to rediscover old favourites and forgotten stories.…

Green Kids Cook - Story Snug

Green Kids Cook by Jenny Chandler

Green Kids Cook is a fabulous recipe book which has been written to encourage children how to cook food that isn’t just good for them but is also good for the planet. The book doesn’t just include recipes, it’s full of information about eating a greener diet, reducing plastic consumption and leaving smaller ‘foodprints’.…