Books about Books, Stories and Reading
During World Book Day week many children will be celebrating books, stories and reading by dressing up as their favourite characters and holding book related events in school. Many authors and illustrators visit schools or do Skype visits – the week is a real celebration of books. You can find out more about World Book […]
Meg and Mog by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski
We’re sad to hear of the death of Jan Pienkowski – his colourful characters, Meg, Mog and Owl were some of the first picture book characters that I was introduced to. I remember reading them in my infant school classroom and we frequently borrowed the books from the library. Our copy of Meg and Mog…
Story Snug’s most viewed posts in 2021
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 –…
National Insect Week: Picture Books about Insects
June 21st to 27th is National Insect Week which encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. We’ve learnt lots of fascinating facts about different kinds of insects through reading non fiction picture books but also by doing our own research after reading stories with insect main characters.
The Magic Crayon by Amy Sparkes & Ali Pye
When Chloe’s silver crayon starts sparkling she draws a picture and is unexpectedly thrown into a magical adventure in a fairytale wood. She must rescue her brother, Jack, but she also needs to keep her wits about her so that she can bring him home safely…
Uma And The Answer To Absolutely Everything by Sam Copeland & Sarah Horne
Uma And The Answer To Absolutely Everything is a quirky, moving and very original page turning adventure. Uma Gnudersonn has lots of unanswered questions and her school summer holiday is plunged into excitement as well as danger and intrigue when she finds a mysterious bluetooth earpiece called Athena who has the answers to everything!
Story Snug’s most viewed blogposts in 2020
Before I start a new year of blogging I’m taking my annual look back at Story Snug’s most viewed blogposts in 2020. It was a quieter year on the blog as homeschooling and lockdown made other demands on my time but Story Snug still had several visitors – thank you to all those of you…
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…
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild & Ruth Gervis
My first memory of Ballet Shoes is watching it on a Sunday evening as a child. I was completely drawn into the story of the Fossil sisters, three orphans growing up in London in the 1930s. Soon afterwards I read the book and loved it. Rereading it again as an adult was also wonderful, it…
Story Snug Advent – December 20th: Father Christmas
December 20th: Father Christmas Yesterday’s Father Christmas relaxing with a glass of wine is Raymond Brigg’s Father Christmas. Emma Graham, Maudie Smith and Mat Tobin all chose this as their favourite Christmas picture book on previous Story Snug Advent Calendars.