Burglar Bill - Story Snug

Happy Birthday Allan Ahlberg!

Happy 80th Birthday Allan Ahlberg!

My younger brother had many of Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s stories on his bookshelf and when I first started teaching they were a staple of my classroom book box. I know so many of the Ahlberg’s stories off by heart, I regularly read them aloud to my first reception and year one classes.…

Goodnight Sleepy Babies - Story Snug

Goodnight Sleepy Babies by Janet Bingham & Sebastien Braun

Today is World Sleep Day, ‘an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep’ which makes it the perfect day to think about picture books that can be read as part of a bedtime routine. Goodnight Sleepy Babies with its soothing rhyming text and beautiful illustrations has the quality of a lullaby, it’s a fabulous choice for a bedtime story or simply for those times when children (and parents!) need a calming read.…

Hattie Peck - Story Snug

Hattie Peck by Emma Levey

Hattie Peck’s story is full of eggs that have been laid by all kinds of creatures! We love Hattie, she’s a determined, kind hearted heroine who turns her own heartbreak around when she goes out into the big wide world to rescue abandoned eggs.…

Roger Hargreaves - Little Miss Birthday Story Snug

Happy 5th Birthday Story Snug!

Happy 5th Birthday Story Snug!

I really can’t believe that I have been blogging for five years! I had no idea when I started Story Snug that it would become such a big and important part of my life but I’m still having lots of fun blogging, last week we published our 500th blogpost.…

Jeff Norton - Story Snug

Jeff Norton talks about how ‘Stomp School’ encourages loud reading

We’re delighted to welcome author Jeff Norton to Story Snug. Jeff’s picture book ‘Stomp School’, illustrated by Leo Antolini, has just been published, it’s a fun, action packed look at a little kaiju’s first day at school. Stomp School is definitely not a calm, bedtime story, its characters are loud and very active and Jeff has joined us to explain why he wrote the story.