Hachette Books

  • Blog tour: I am NOT a Prince! by Rachael Davis & Beatrix Hatcher
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    Blog tour: I am NOT a Prince! by Rachael Davis & Beatrix Hatcher

    We are delighted to be joining Rachael Davis and Beatrix Hatcher’s I am NOT a Prince! blog tour this week. I am NOT a Prince! is a fast paced, modern fairy tale which challenges gender stereotypes in a positive and child friendly way. The story is a wonderful celebration of being proud to be yourself […]


  • Middle Grade fiction published in March 2020

    Middle Grade fiction published in March 2020

    Many authors and illustrators have had to cancel book launches and no longer have the opportunity to promote their books in real life. We invited authors and illustrators to share news of their middle grade fiction published in March 2020 so that we could share them with you. 


  • The Lollies 2018 shortlist has been announced today!
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    The Lollies 2018 shortlist has been announced today!

    Huge congratulations to all of the authors and illustrators on the Lollies 2018 shortlist! The shortlist has been published today and you can already start voting for your favourite funny books 🙂


  • the Cake the Wolf and the Witch by Maudie Smith & Tony Ross

    the Cake the Wolf and the Witch by Maudie Smith & Tony Ross

    We really enjoyed reading the Cake the Wolf and the Witch, we just couldn’t put it down! It’s a wonderfully original fairytale fantasy with a modern day hero and heroine and we love the way that Maudie Smith has intertwined so many well known fairytale characters into a story that includes its own unique twists.


  • World Giraffe Day
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    World Giraffe Day

    June 21st is World Giraffe Day! World Giraffe Day celebrates the longest necked animal on the longest day of the year. There are some great giraffes in children’s fiction and we found several giraffes on our bookshelves.


  • Stories to prepare children for their first day of school
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    Stories to prepare children for their first day of school

    The first day of school can often be a stressful experience for both a parent and a child. We would definitely recommend reading picture books about starting school to introduce children to this new experience, it’s a huge milestone in their life! If you start reading now you will have plenty of time to talk to your child about their first…


  • Dec 23rd: Peter Bently chooses Baby Christmas
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    Dec 23rd: Peter Bently chooses Baby Christmas

    The Story: On Christmas Eve, Father Christmas goes off on his rounds while Mother Christmas stays at home to look after Baby Christmas. Baby Christmas wants to play at being his dad, so Mother Christmas puts him his baby sleigh pulled by little reindeer Rudolf Junior. She even gives him a few presents to pretend to…


  • Book Tree Advent Calendar
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    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.


  • Happy 3rd Birthday to Story Snug
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    Happy 3rd Birthday to Story Snug

    Story Snug is 3 years old today! When I started blogging I had no idea what a big part of my life Story Snug would become but I soon discovered that blogging is a lot of fun. We have read so many wonderful books over the last three years and I have chatted with lots of lovely authors, illustrators…


  • Fictional Best Friends
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    Fictional Best Friends

    What would we do without a best friend? June 8th is National Best Friends Day in the USA and we had great fun looking through our book collection to find some of our favourite fictional best friends. Pip and Posy – Axel Scheffler: We have several Pip and Posy stories and they make a great introduction to…