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  • Story Snug Advent: W is for When It Snows

    Story Snug Advent: W is for When It Snows

    W is for When It Snows by Richard Collingridge When it Snows is a beautifully illustrated Christmas story with a wonderful surprise at the end. Richard Collingridge’s wonderfully atmospheric illustrations accompany the simple text that takes a small boy on a magical festive journey to meet Father Christmas.


  • Happy 2nd Birthday to Story Snug!

    Happy 2nd Birthday to Story Snug!

    Story Snug is 2 years old today! There are lots of people to thank before we share the five most viewed books during the last two years. I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Story Snug’s followers and to all of you who leave lovely comments on the posts. THANK YOU to those of…


  • Picture Books for European Day of Languages
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    Picture Books for European Day of Languages

    September 26th is European Day of Languages. The European Day of Languages is jointly organised by The Council of Europe and the European Union and celebrates linguistic diversity in Europe. I have compiled a list of some of the picture books that I have used to introduce English vocabulary to non native English speaking children. We have raised…


  • Christmas Picture Books

    Christmas Picture Books

    If your thoughts are turning to reading or buying Christmas picture books here are some of the books that we recommended last year. We have more recommendations which we’ll publish over the next few weeks but we’d also love to hear about your favourites in the comments. My First Christmas Carols is a lovely book and…


  • National Non Fiction Day – favourite picture books
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    National Non Fiction Day – favourite picture books

    The Federation of Children’s Book Groups celebrates National Non Fiction Day on the first Thursday in November. We’ve chosen some of our favourite non fiction picture books that the littlest people can enjoy.


  • The Little Raindrop by Joanna Gray & Dubravka Kolanovic
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    The Little Raindrop by Joanna Gray & Dubravka Kolanovic

    The Little Raindrop is a great book to introduce young children to the water cycle. It is primarily a story although non fiction concepts (precipitation and evaporation) are introduced which makes it great to use as part of a water or weather topic in the Early Years classroom.


  • When I Dream of Christmas by Oakley Graham & Patricia Yuste
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    When I Dream of Christmas by Oakley Graham & Patricia Yuste

    When I Dream of Christmas is a non fiction book which introduces young children to various aspects of Christmas. As well as introducing Baby Jesus, shepherds and kings it also includes British traditions such as stockings, mince pies and Christmas cake. Each double page spread has text on the left and a full page picture on…