Recommendation Policy

Story Snug recommends picture books and early chapter books. The blog is aimed primarily at expats with a view to recommending books for people who don’t have the opportunity to browse English books in bookshops or libraries. We recommend books rather than review them so that our blog followers know that when a book is on the blog we have personally read it and enjoyed it. Story Snug’s main critic is ten years old, if she likes a book it goes on the blog, if not then it doesn’t. The exception to this is the books that are recommended on our author / illustrator guest posts.

We are happy to receive picture books, chapter books and activity books suitable for a ten year old or book based products from publishers, authors or PR companies on the understanding that the book will only be featured on the blog if we like it and are happy to recommend it to others. We don’t consider self published books and haven’t introduced our young critic to ebooks and apps (unless they are related to a book that we already own). The books that we recommend are a mix from our own collection, the library or books that publishers, authors or PR companies have sent us, all views and opinions are our own. Should a book on the blog come from a source other than our own collection or the library we are happy to acknowledge that source. Depending on time commitments and the time of year it can take a while after we read a book for a recommendation to be posted. We are very appreciative of all the books that we receive but prefer to write a smaller number of quality recommendations than rush to recommend a large number. We would love to feature all of the books that we love but unfortunately time constraints and other commitments don’t always make that possible.

Please understand that Story Snug is not my job and I write recommendations purely for pleasure. Due to the ´volume of Story Snug emails that I receive I can only respond to those requests that we can fit into our schedule and those that I feel will be a good fit for Story Snug and my daughter’s interests. I can’t always respond to emails immediately, especially in school holidays when the time that I have for blogging is greatly reduced.

Best wishes and thank you to all those of you who support Story Snug!


June 2018