Aaaarrgghh Spider! Gift Box - Story Snug

Aaaarrgghh Spider! by Lydia Monks

Aaaarrgghh Spider! is one of our favourite, favourite picture books, our copy was so well read that it fell to pieces! Spider is such an endearing character that even for those of us you who don’t like spiders it is easy to empathise with and understand her wish to become part of a family.…

Learning with Elmer by David McKee - Story Snug

The most viewed blogposts on Story Snug in 2015

Happy New Year to you all!

Before we start a new year of book recommendations we’re looking back at the most viewed blogposts of 2015. They aren’t all blogposts that were written last year and they include several of our learning activities posts where we have linked different arts, crafts, science and other learning activities to some of our favourite picture books.…

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey - Story Snug

Dec 14th: Kristina Stephenson chooses The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

The Story: A sad, lonely and bitter woodcarver, known by the local children as ‘Mr Gloomy’, gruffly agrees to carve a set of nativity figures for the widow McDowell and her young son Thomas, in time for Christmas Day. As the ill-tempered wood carver works he is watched closely by the inquisitive boy, who makes greater and more difficult demands of his ability, forcing him to come to terms with some painful memories.…

Snowy & Christmas Book Advent - Story Snug

Book Tree Advent Calendar

A few months ago our daughter discovered that our two little men, Christmas and Snowy, had help with the book Advent Calendars that Story Snug has done for the previous two years so now it’s time for something different – a book tree Advent Calendar.…

Enchanted Wood (The Magic Faraway Tree) - Story Snug

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton and Jan McCafferty

Although I enjoyed many of Enid Blyton’s books as a child, including The Famous Five, Malory Towers and St. Clare’s, I didn’t read The Magic Faraway Tree stories. I had no idea what was so special about the tree and its many inhabitants but once my daughter and I started reading we were both hooked, not only did we read The Enchanted Wood but also The Magic Faraway Tree and The Folk of The Faraway Tree.…