Rain Before Rainbows - Story Snug

Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls & David Litchfield

Rain Before Rainbows is a heartwarming picture book which offers support and hope at a time when we are all struggling, mentally and physically, with the restrictions imposed on our daily lives. The simple rhyming text and gorgeous illustrations use weather imagery and natural settings to powerfully convey the book’s message – dark days will be replaced by more positive ones and with the support of friends we can get through difficult times.…

The Hospital Dog - Story Snug

The Hospital Dog by Julia Donaldson & Sara Ogilvie

Dot is a hospital dog who lives with her owner Rose. Dot and Rose spend lots of time at the hospital where they comfort patients, parents and even staff. The story provides an insight into a support system for young patients that many readers won’t be aware of and includes a diverse cast of characters, both in terms of disability and ethnicity.…

Story Snug's most viewed blogposts in 2020 - Story Snug

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 who invited us to be part of your blog tours, answered our interview questions and also to H.

Can You Find Santa's Pants? - Story Snug

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 was successful while simultaneously wanting to savour all the wonderful details in the illustrations.…

TOO MUCH STUFF! - Story Snug

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.…

Story Snug 8 years old - Story Snug

Happy Birthday Story Snug – 8 years old today!

I can’t believe that Story Snug is 8 years old today! 

It’s been a funny old year, for obvious reasons, and blogging took a bit of a back seat due to other demands on my time. But every cloud has a silver lining and we’ve had a lot more time to read 🙂

We’ve read lots of wonderful books, old and new, including a wide range of picture books – fiction and non fiction, chapter books and middle grade.…