Picture Corgi

  • Favourite Autumn Picture Books

    Favourite Autumn Picture Books

    Autumn is my favourite season – running through leaves in the woods, throwing leaves up in the air and collecting all sorts of autumn goodies – bark, acorns, leaves, conkers. When I was teaching in Early Years I would go out every weekend and come back with bags of treasure for classroom crafts – leaf […]


  • Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
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    Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

    Pumpkin Soup is one of our favourite autumn picture books and reading it heralds the time of year when the days are getting shorter, the mornings are getting cooler and homemade soup becomes a staple food. The three protagonists in the story, Cat, Squirrel and Duck, have a very traditional soup making routine which is…


  • Story Snug Advent: F is for The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas
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    Story Snug Advent: F is for The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas

    F is for The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas by Abie Longstaff and Lauren Beard The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas includes lots of our favourite fairytale and nursery rhyme characters celebrating Christmas but one character is determined to spoil Christmas for everybody.


  • The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy by Abie Longstaff & Lauren Beard

    The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy by Abie Longstaff & Lauren Beard

    Age Range: 3 to 7 The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy introduces characters from The Nutcracker, it’s a lovely story for the festive season. As with all the Fairytale Hairdresser stories we love spotting all the different fairytale and nursery rhyme characters in Lauren Beard’s illustrations.


  • Dec 3rd: Abie Longstaff chooses How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
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    Dec 3rd: Abie Longstaff chooses How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

    The Story: Unlike the rest of the town, the mean old Grinch doesn’t like Christmas. He thinks it’s just about giving presents and eating feasts. So he sets about stealing all the gifts and food…but he soon realises that, for the Whos in Whoville, Christmas is really about sharing and friendship and love. Why is…


  • 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. This year Christmas and Snowy will watch as every day a different Christmas book is unwrapped. I’ve…