Before I start a new year of blogging I’m taking my annual look back at Story Snug’s most viewed posts in 2021. It was a quieter year on the blog as homeschooling and lockdown made other demands on my time but we read lots of fabulous books and Story Snug still had several visitors – […]
Over the years we’ve enjoyed various story themed Advent Calendars to help us count down the days until Christmas. We always put our Christmas books away during the year and get them out around the end of November, it’s such a lovely treat to rediscover old favourites and forgotten stories.
Happy International Dog Day! Do you have a favourite fictional dog? We looked through our bookshelves to find doggy stories that we enjoy reading and after some discussion we came up with a top five list.
Marshmallow Pie the Cat Superstar is a very entertaining, hilariously egocentric character. We immediately warmed to Marshmallow Marmaduke Vanilla-Bean Sugar-Pie Fluffington-Fitz-Noodle (Marshmallow Pie for short) who belongs to a little girl called Amelia. Amelia is determined to make him into a cat superstar. But that is easier said than done…
Lottie and Jack are the two little mice who have cat trouble in Jingle Bells by Nick Butterworth. We are very lucky to have a signed copy of the story which Jane Hissey also chose as a favourite Christmas book for our 2015 #StorySnugAdvent Calendar.
I can’t believe that this year is nearly over and before I start a new year of blogging I decided to take a quick look back at the most popular blogposts on Story Snug in 2018. It was a busy year and Story Snug had several visitors – thank you to all those of you…
Pirate picture books have long been popular with young children and as a child I regularly borrowed the Captain Pugwash books from the library as well as watching him on television. Cartoonist John Ryan, who created the Captain Pugwash stories, died in 2009 but several of his Captain Pugwash books have been reprinted by Quarto.
We’ve chosen some of our favourite fictional characters who love books and reading to share with you on World Book Day. World Book Day is held in the UK on March 1st and many children will be celebrating reading and books by dressing up as their favourite book characters and holding book related events in…
Dotty Detective The Birthday Surprise is the fifth Dotty Detective book and is published today. We have a huge Dotty Detective fan in our house, as soon as she’d finished reading this book she asked when the next one will be published!
Before I start a new year of blogging I thought I’d take a quick look back at Story Snug’s 10 most viewed posts in 2017.