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 […]
The Twelve Days of Christmas or Grandma is Overly Generous by Alex T. Smith
The Twelve Days of Christmas or Grandma is Overly Generous is set in the late Edwardian period and the song is given a new and quirky twist by Alex T. Smith. Eloise Jingle receives Christmas presents from Grandma which start innocuously enough but as the days progress they become quirkier and more original until on…
Winter Wishes: A Magical Collection of Animal Tales illustrated by Alison Edgson
Winter Wishes is a magical anthology of animal stories for younger chapter book readers. The ten Christmas and winter themed stories are written by well known children’s authors and are beautifully illustrated by Alison Edgson. Each story is short enough to read in one sitting, they’re the perfect length for newly independent readers.
Santa’s Christmas Handbook by Christopher Edge & a team of illustrator elves
Santa’s Christmas Handbook is a wonderfully interactive festive picture book which contains information about everything Santa needs to know to deliver presents. Written by his elves it is a hilarious and extremely comprehensive guide to all aspects of the job and will hopefully ensure that accident prone Santa will be ready for anything!
Dogger’s Christmas by Shirley Hughes
Dogger’s Christmas is a seasonal sequel to Dogger which was published over forty years ago. Dave, his soft toy, Dogger, big sister, Bella and little brother, Joe are preparing for a traditional British family Christmas and the book oozes festive kindness, warmth, love and family support.
More Adventures in Moominvalley inspired by the works of Tove Jansson
We are huge Moomin fans and enjoyed reading More Adventures in Moominvalley, a new collection of nine stories about the Moomin family. Inspired by Tove Jansson’s characters the stories are based on episodes of the animated Moomin series and include many of the characters we know and love.
Can You Find Santa’s Pants? by Becky Davies & Alex Wilmore
Can You Find Santa’s Pants? in time for him to deliver presents on Christmas Eve? This hilarious rhyming picture book leads Santa on a hectic search for underwear – through his house and out into the snow. It’s a madcap race against time during which we were torn between rushing to see if Santa’s search…
KIDS KNIT by Kerry Kimber
KIDS KNIT ’20 projects with fun techniques to learn’ is a brilliant introduction to knitting. Written for a complete beginner it takes you from casting on for the first time to knitting a moss stitch cactus. Full of colour photos and easy to follow instructions it’s the perfect book to help children learn a new…
TOO MUCH STUFF! by Emily Gravett
TOO MUCH STUFF! is a hilarious rhyming picture book about two magpies whose collection of treasures starts to overwhelm their nest. Meg and Ash put a huge amount of effort into making their nest homely for their new family until they realise that possessions aren’t the most important things in life. It’s a fun story…
Bauble, Me and the Family Tree by Jenny Moore & Kirsten Eagan
Bauble, Me and the Family Tree is the story of Noel and his attempts to find out the truth about his family, particularly on his paternal side, as he researches his family tree for a school project. It is a heartwarming story of love, loss, misunderstandings and relationships and shows that families come in many…