The Twelve Days of Christmas or Grandma is Overly Generous by Alex T. Smith
The Twelve Days of Christmas or Grandma is Overly Generous is set in the late Edwardian period and the song is given a new and quirky twist by Alex T. Smith. Eloise Jingle receives Christmas presents from Grandma which start innocuously enough but as the days progress they become quirkier and more original until on […]
More Adventures in Moominvalley inspired by the works of Tove Jansson
We are huge Moomin fans and enjoyed reading More Adventures in Moominvalley, a new collection of nine stories about the Moomin family. Inspired by Tove Jansson’s characters the stories are based on episodes of the animated Moomin series and include many of the characters we know and love.
Coming to England by Floella Benjamin & Diane Ewen
Coming to England is ‘The true story of Dame Floella Benjamin’ who moved to England from Trinidad when she was a child. I have vivid memories of watching Floella on Play School when I was younger and it’s fascinating to read her ‘…inspiring true story celebrating the Windrush generation’.
World Book Day – Books about Books and Reading!
On World Book Day many children are celebrating books and reading by dressing up as their favourite characters and holding book related events in school. This week many authors and illustrators have been visiting schools or doing Skype visits – it’s a real celebration of books, you can find out more about World Book Day…
Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson & Helen Crawford-White
Shadows of Winterspell combines secrets, friendship, magic and reality in a page turning novel that had us gripped until the end. Stella’s family secrets are threatening the safety of the creatures that live in Winterspell Forest and when she makes new friends at school she realises that facing these secrets is the key to driving…
Story Snug Advent – December 6th: How Winston Delivered Christmas
December 6th: How Winston Delivered Christmas Yesterday’s stamp came from a very important letter that a brave little mouse called Winston needed to deliver to Father Christmas. Winston is the main character in How Winston Delivered Christmas – An Advent Story in twenty-four-and-a-half chapters by Alex T Smith.
Vera Jewel is Late for School by Nicola Kent
Vera Jewel is Late for School is the amusing story of a determined, innovative little girl who can’t manage to get to school on time and as the week goes on it doesn’t get any better! This is a great book to read at this time of year, most children have gone back to school…
What will you be reading this Easter?
What will you be reading this Easter? We’ve chosen stories about the Easter Bunny as well as stories about rabbits & chocolate.
Most popular blogposts on Story Snug in 2018
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…
Picture Books About Birds
We’ve been listening to a very noisy dawn chorus every morning which has prompted us to reread some of our favourite picture books about birds. We’ve already blogged about the picture book penguins on our bookcase but we also have lots of favourite picture books about other birds! Is your favourite bird picture book on…