Recommendation Policy

Story Snug recommends picture books and early chapter books. The blog is written primarily for expats with a view to recommending books for those people who don’t have the opportunity to browse English books in bookshops or libraries. My daughter and I recommend books rather than review them so that our blog followers know that when a book is on the blog we have personally read and enjoyed it.

The books that we recommend are a mix from our own collection, the library or books that publishers, traditionally published authors and illustrators 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.

Thank you to all the publishers and PR companies that currently email us about books. I appreciate your interest and support and enjoy working with you. We very much enjoy reading the books you send and would love to feature all of them but unfortunately time constraints and other commitments don’t always make that possible.

Generally I only write one blogpost a week and time and family pressures mean that I will only respond to book requests that I feel will be a good fit for Story Snug and our interests. If you self publish or write anything other than children’s books I won’t reply – sorry, I just don’t have the time. I also won’t consider books written or illustrated using AI.

I can’t always reply to emails immediately, especially during school holidays when the time that I have for blogging is greatly reduced. I am also not available for paid opportunities, my blog is a hobby.

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.

Thank you to all those of you who support Story Snug!


May 2023