HELLO, UNIVERSE by Erin Entrada Kelly
HELLO, UNIVERSE won the 2018 Newbery Medal, it’s a heartwarming adventure story with diverse characters and complicated relationships at its heart. Four middle grade students are thrown together when Bully Chet’s actions set off a chain of events that put Virgil’s life in danger. The story had us turning the pages to find out what […]
I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. by Emma Perry & Sharon Davey
I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. is Story Snug’s 700th blogpost! What makes this an extra special blogpost is that this wonderfully entertaining story is the debut picture book written by one of my SCBWI writing friends, Emma Perry. I read one of the very first drafts of this story and I am…
Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens & Nina Tara
Mistletoe and Murder is the fifth book in Robin Stevens’ Murder Most Unladylike Mystery series which we started reading after I heard Robin talking at an SCBWI conference last year. They are fabulous first detective stories and we always find it very hard to stop reading until we get to the end of the story!
One Cosy Christmas by M Christina Butler & Tina Macnaughton
In One Cosy Christmas Little Hedgehog invites his friends to spend the perfect Christmas with him. But peculiar things happen at night while the animals are in bed. Can Little Hedgehog and his friends solve the mystery of the strange noises and the missing objects in time to have their perfect Christmas?
Storm by Sam Usher
Sam Usher’s Storm is a great book to inspire children to go outside and have an autumn adventure. We’ve already met the boy and his grandad in Rain, Sun and Snow and we love the way that their relationship and adventures harness the power of imagination and lead them outside to have fun.
Pip and Posy Jigsaw Building Blocks with a Book by Axel Scheffler
We are huge fans of Pip and Posy and are very excited about the new Pip and Posy Jigsaw Building Blocks. Pip and Posy played a huge role in our daughter’s early reading journey and we had a lot of fun putting the building blocks together and reading some of the stories that they came…
A CHILDREN’S BOOK OF MINDFULNESS ‘happy’ by Nicola Edwards & Katie Hickey
A CHILDREN’S BOOK OF MINDFULNESS ‘happy’ is a beautifully illustrated introduction to mindfulness which shows children how they can connect to the world around them. In a society full of stress and pressure it’s often difficult to find time to stop and appreciate our surroundings and the people in our lives. Screen time is increasing,…