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Story Snug’s Advent Calendar 2015

I would like to say a huge, huge thank you to all the authors, illustrators and book bloggers who have helped me to put Story Snug’s Advent Calendar together this year. Our countdown to Christmas starts tomorrow and every day a surprise guest will tell us about the picture book that they most enjoy reading at Christmas.

When I first had the idea of creating a Story Snug Advent Calendar I wasn’t sure how many people would be interested in participating, especially as it is a very busy time of year, but I was completely bowled over by the enthusiasm of all those that I invited to take part. Authors and Illustrators of many of our favourite picture books have sent in some wonderful recommendations as have some of our favourite book bloggers. I have had a wonderful time opening emails to see which books our guests have chosen, only I know who is taking part and which books have been chosen so there will be surprises for everybody!

There are a wide range of picture books on the Advent Calendar, some books are familiar to me and some are completely new. There are picture books from my childhood as well as recently published stories and many of our favourite picture book characters make an appearance. I hope that you enjoy reading the posts as much as I did putting them together. It’s fascinating to see which picture books everybody will be reading over the festive season and I hope that all those of you who took part will find the books that you wish for under your Christmas Tree.

You can follow the Advent Calendar posts with the hashtag #StorySnugAdvent on Twitter and I will also be posting each book recommendation on Story Snug’s Facebook page, Google+ and pinning them to our Advent Calendar Pinterest board.

I hope that you enjoy reading the posts and find new picture books to read and over the festive season.

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16 responses to “Story Snug’s Advent Calendar 2015”

  1. Stephanie Robinson avatar

    It sounds a fab advent calendar and sometimes people’s generosity with time and support is way more than we can expect it to be – and isn’t that just restoring the faith in human nature. Hope it goes well x #pocolo

    1. Catherine avatar

      I hadn’t thought about it like that Stephanie and you’re right – there are some incredibly generous people in this world 🙂

  2. Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!! avatar

    Love the way how you pin one each day. Fab advent idea #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you, once the posts have been written it’s really easy to schedule them 🙂

  3. chantelle hazelden avatar

    aaaa love a good book advent, you’ve done an amazing job, thanks for sharing with #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s been a lot of fun to do 🙂

  4. wendy avatar

    Love this, I am going to hop on over to pinterest now and have a look. I need some ideas for christmas books for my little one, so far I have got him Santa needs a wee..want to get a couple more for his stocking.xx #pocolo

    1. Catherine avatar

      There are some absolutely brilliant Christmas book recommendations on Story Snug’s Advent Calendar. I’m sure that you’ll find lots of great suggestions 🙂

  5. Verily Victoria Vocalises avatar

    This is such an excellent idea! I need to go across and see what they all are so far. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you! I’ve had a lot of fun setting Story Snug’s Advent Calendar up 🙂

  6. Mrs Tubbs avatar

    Ohh, exciting! Have fun opening the boxes and reading the books

  7. Raising Mighty Girls avatar

    Sorry I missed the call for this one – would have enjoyed participating. I’ll read instead 🙂

  8. Emma - My Book Corner avatar

    Very excited to see what you’ve got planned!!