Age 8

  • Darwin’s Super Pooping Worm Spectacular by Polly Owen & Gwen Millward
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    Darwin’s Super Pooping Worm Spectacular by Polly Owen & Gwen Millward

    We are delighted to start 2023 with a visit from debut author, Polly Owen. Her first picture book, Darwin’s Super Pooping Worm Spectacular, was published last week and takes a fascinating look at Charles Darwin’s research as he tries to discover worm superpowers!


  • Clara Claus Saves Christmas by Bonnie Bridgman & Louise Forshaw

    Clara Claus Saves Christmas by Bonnie Bridgman & Louise Forshaw

    We really enjoyed reading Clara Claus Saves Christmas, a page turning festive adventure oozing with Christmas magic. Clara and her brother Nick are put in charge of all the Christmas preparations when Santa falls sick but there’s an incredible amount of work to be done and not a lot of time…


  • Run like a Girl by Danielle Brown & Robin Shields

    Run like a Girl by Danielle Brown & Robin Shields

    Run like a Girl: 50 Extraordinary and Inspiring Sportswomen tells the stories of women from around the globe who have achieved success in their chosen fields, often fighting discrimination, disability and doubts along the way. It’s an amazing celebration of girl power written by Danielle Brown, a paralympic gold medallist who won her first gold…


  • The Woodcutter and the Snow Prince by Ian Eagleton & Davide Ortu

    The Woodcutter and the Snow Prince by Ian Eagleton & Davide Ortu

    The Woodcutter and the Snow Prince is a beautifully illustrated, inclusive retelling of The Snow Queen. The story of how lonely woodcutter, Kai, falls in love with a cursed snow prince is told in a sensitive and heartwarming way and has a wonderfully ethereal, fairytale feel.


  • Blogtour: The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories – Q & A with Lucy Farfort
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    Blogtour: The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories – Q & A with Lucy Farfort

    The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories is a wonderful collection of bedtime stories that convey messages of bravery, hope and kindness in a variety of situations. Seventeen children’s authors introduce readers to a diverse cast of characters and take us on amazing adventures in short stories which are beautifully illustrated by Sarah McIntyre.


  • The Big Christmas Bake by Fiona Barker & Pippa Curnick

    The Big Christmas Bake by Fiona Barker & Pippa Curnick

    The Big Christmas Bake is a beautifully illustrated, delicious countdown to making a Twelfth Night Cake. Written in rhyme, similar to the original Twelve Days of Christmas, it cleverly manages to include all the ingredients of the cake as well as the tradition of choosing the Twelfth Night king or queen.


  • Cress Watercress by Gregory Maguire & David Litchfield

    Cress Watercress by Gregory Maguire & David Litchfield

    Cress Watercress is a highly illustrated middle grade novel which follows the fortunes of the Watercress family after their Papa’s disappearance. This gentle woodland story is full of heart and encompasses themes of growing up, moving on, dealing with grief and learning to become part of a new community.


  • Blogtour: Teddy let’s Go! by Michelle Nott & Nahid Kazemi
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    Blogtour: Teddy let’s Go! by Michelle Nott & Nahid Kazemi

    I’m really excited to welcome author, Michelle Nott to Story Snug. We first met at an SCBWI conference in Paris and have kept in touch ever since. Michelle is the author of two early readers, Freddy, Hoppie, and the Eyeglasses and Dragon Amy’s Flames, and her debut picture book, Teddy, let’s Go!, illustrated by Nahid Kazemi, will be…


  • Mister Rogers’ Gift of Music by Donna Cangelosi & Amanda Calatzis
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    Mister Rogers’ Gift of Music by Donna Cangelosi & Amanda Calatzis

    Mister Rogers’ Gift of Music is Donna Cangelosi’s debut picture book which is beautifully illustrated by Amanda Calatzis. The book tells the inspirational story of television presenter, Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers), and the way that music helped him to deal with different emotions throughout his life.


  • The Coat by Séverine Vidal & Louis Thomas
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    The Coat by Séverine Vidal & Louis Thomas

    Autumn is here, the weather is getting cooler and we need to start wearing warmer coats and wooly jumpers. The Coat tells the poignant, heartwarming story of Elise and the warm, snuggly red coat that she has been wishing for. It combines the themes of inequality, poverty, homelessness and empathising with others less fortunate and…