The Wild Imaginings Children’s Writers and Illustrators Hui

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I’ve just had the best sort of weekend for me – a booky weekend. The Wild Imaginings Children’s Writers and Illustrators Hui took place in my new hometown of Dunedin last weekend, with the WILD in Wild Imaginings standing for Writers and Illustrators Love Dunedin and it turns out we certainly do. Team Wild Imaginings put on a fabulous weekend …

A Children’s Literary Christmas: an anthology

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Halloween is over and it’s time to get excited for Christmas! Fresh off the press is ‘A Children’s Literary Christmas‘ which features my story ‘A Winter Surprise’. And look how gorgeous this winter delight is: This is the perfect read in the run up to Christmas to get you in the Christmas spirit and I couldn’t be more delighted to …

‘Writer alights in the land of birds’ – Otago Daily Times

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Thank you so much to Karen Trebilcock and the Otago Daily Times for this brilliant feature in today’s Otago Daily Times. I was interviewed for the article ahead of the WILD Imaginings Children’s Writers and Illustrators Hui next weekend, where I will be running a workshop on ‘Writing a Young Fiction Series’. If you are coming along, do pop by …

Dave Pigeon x The Reading Realm

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Pigeontastic news! Dave Pigeon has joined the collection of books now featured on The Reading Realm app. Developed by school teacher, Ian Eagleton, the app is designed to encourage reading with fun activities paired to each book, with a wide range of books to choose from. Have fun catching up with Dave Pigeon in The Reading Realm and discovering new …

A Winter Surprise in A Children’s Literary Christmas: An Anthology

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I’m so pleased to announce that my story ‘A Winter Surprise‘, which featured in the winter anthology ‘One Snowy Night‘ last year, has been selected to join many others in ‘A Children’s Literary Christmas: An Anthology‘, edited by the wonderful Anna James, publishing as part of the British Library’s Christmas collection. Timeless classics from Charles Dickens, Clement C Moore and …

Dave Pigeon x Block Books

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I’m so proud to announce that my publisher, Faber & Faber, are supporting the very brilliant Block Books, a project working hard to get one hundred free books into the hands of young people living in socially neglected neighbourhoods in London every month. Dave Pigeon (Racer!) will be amongst the selection of books donated by Faber & Faber. Do follow …

A year in New Zealand

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It’s been a whole year since Family Haddow arrived on the shores of Aotearoa and we have had the most incredible twelve months. I can’t even begin to list all the amazing adventures we have had but needless to say, it has been a year of surfing, snowboarding, beautiful hikes and making wonderful new friendships. I keep waiting for the …