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.…

Kindness Grows - Story Snug

Kindness Grows by Britta Teckentrup

Kindness Grows is a beautifully illustrated picture book which uses the analogy of a tree to demonstrate the difference between a crack developing in a relationship when we are unkind and the blossoming of a relationship when we care. In a world that is polluted by selfishness and disrespect the book gives readers, young and old, a reminder that their actions and attitudes towards others can have a huge impact.…

Picture Books About The Sea - Story Snug

Picture Books About The Sea

We’ll miss our usual holiday to the seaside this year so we decided to read about beaches and oceans instead! This led to the discovery of National Marine Week, ‘The Wildlife Trusts’ nationwide celebration of all things marine.’ Between now and August 9th there are various activities taking place in the UK and online to raise awareness of different kinds of sealife and encourage families to explore beaches.…

The Wind In The Willows - Story Snug

The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame & Grahame Baker-Smith

We have just finished reading The Wind In The Willows, a classic story that I loved as a child. This new edition has a sturdy, gold embossed hardback cover and includes stunning illustrations by Grahame Baker-Smith. Introducing Mole, Ratty, Badger and Mr Toad, this would make a fabulous present and introduce a new generation of young readers to their countryside adventures..…

A Bear Named Bjorn - Story Snug

A Bear named Bjorn by Delphine Perret

A Bear Named Bjorn is a wonderful, humorous first chapter book about Bjorn’s everyday adventures. Bjorn lives in a cave in the forest and his friends include The Fox, The Weasel and The Badger. Their simple forest life is juxtaposed with elements of the human world and the gentle humour in each chapter comes from Bjorn’s eccentric logic and the unique interpretations that he and his friends make of the human world.…