Activity Books for school holidays - Story Snug

Activity books for the School Holidays

The summer holidays are very nearly here and we’ve been looking at Activity Books to keep children busy over the summer. While I would definitely advocate a break from formal learning during a school holiday I do like the fact that many of the activities in these books introduce children to new ideas and concepts that they may not have come across as well as stimulate discussion.…

Moving Molly - Story Snug

Happy Birthday Shirley Hughes!

Happy 90th Birthday Shirley Hughes!

Shirley Hughes’ picture books were a staple of my primary school years and we often borrowed her stories from the library. Her instantly recognisable illustrations immediately transport me back to the book corner in my school classrooms and one of my most cherished childhood books is my well-loved copy of My Naughty Little Sister which Shirley illustrated.…

Big Brown Bear's Cave - Story Snug

Big Brown Bear’s Cave by Yuval Zommer

Big Brown Bear thinks that filling his new cave with ‘stuff’ will help him to make him feel at home. But will having lots of material possessions really help? We love this new picture book from Yuval Zommer which shows that having lots of possessions doesn’t necessarily lead to happiness.…

Everybody's Welcome - Story Snug

Everybody’s Welcome by Patricia Hegarty and Greg Abbott

Everybody’s Welcome is a wonderful story about empathising with the plight of others and helping them in their hour of need. This beautifully illustrated picture book has a main character, Mouse, who shows compassion, kindness and tolerance towards many different woodland animals and recognises that they can all add individual expertise and strengths to a project which will ultimately benefit them all.…

Sun - Story Snug

Sun by Sam Usher

The sun has been shining for several days now – hooray! Summer is hopefully here to stay and Sun is the perfect picture book to enjoy in this beautiful weather! Its sparkly, predominantly yellow cover invites you in whether you’re also basking in the sunshine or looking to add sunshine to your life on a gloomier day.…