Rain Before Rainbows - Story Snug

Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls & David Litchfield

Rain Before Rainbows is a heartwarming picture book which offers support and hope at a time when we are all struggling, mentally and physically, with the restrictions imposed on our daily lives. The simple rhyming text and gorgeous illustrations use weather imagery and natural settings to powerfully convey the book’s message – dark days will be replaced by more positive ones and with the support of friends we can get through difficult times.…

The House At The End of Magic - Story Snug

The House At The Edge of Magic by Amy Sparkes & Ben Mantle

The House At The Edge of Magic is a higgledy piggledy house full of secrets, colourful characters and household objects which behave in peculiar ways after being cursed by a witch. The clock is ticking and young pickpocket, Nine, is welcomed with open arms by its quirky residents who are unable to leave their home until the terrible curse has been broken…

But how can Nine help them?…

Spring reading! Picture books about gardens, birds and insects - Story Snug

Spring reading! Picture books about gardens, birds and insects

We’ve chosen some of our favourite picture books for spring reading! With the weather getting warmer we are starting to think about our garden and spending time outside. Watching wildlife and planting seeds and flowers is definitely on our agenda and we have several books on our bookshelf that stimulate learning about nature and identifying the various birds and bugs we are likely to encounter while we are outside.…

Fabulous Fictional Friendships - Story Snug

Fabulous fictional friendships – International Friendship Day

Friendship is a central theme in many children’s books and stories and familiar, endearing characters can help children to understand and deal with issues and difficulties in their own friendship situations. To celebrate International Friendship Day we’re sharing fabulous fictional friendships but this isn’t the first International Friendship Day list that we’ve compiled, the more stories that we read, the more fabulous fictional friendships we discover! …