Story Snug mainly recommends picture books and early chapter books although we are now moving towards reviewing books for pre-teens. 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.
We are happy to receive chapter books and activity books suitable for an eleven year old, picture books 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. Due to time constraints we don’t consider self published books and haven’t yet 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 have enjoyed reading 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 fit into our schedule and those that I feel will be a good fit for Story Snug and our interests. I can’t always respond to emails immediately, especially in school holidays when the time that I have for blogging is greatly reduced.
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