Pigeontastic news! Dave Pigeon (Racer!) has been longlisted for The Alligator’s Mouth Award for illustrated early fiction. I’m chuffed to high feathers to see Dave Pigeon (Racer!) roosting alongside these incredible books.
Have a read of the full review here. Thank you so much to ReadItDaddy for your brilliant review and for all you do in promoting wonderful children’s books and supporting new talent.
Thank you so much to all the readers, parents, guardians, carers, educators, librarians, teachers, booksellers, bloggers, volunteers and absolutely everyone else who has ever helped get Dave Pigeon books into the hands of readers.
Every year it blows my mind that fans sit down and create costumes and other brilliant things all inspired by Dave Pigeon. My heart is always bursting with joy to see these pigeontastic creations. Let’s face it, it’s not easy with all those feathers, so thank you very much for all your hard work.
Here are some particularly brilliant Dave Pigeon creations from World Book Day 2019:
Today’s the day: Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) is officially out in the world and on World Book Day, no less. What an absolute honour. You officially have permission from me to spend your day eating royal jammy biscuits.
If you spot Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) out in the wild, do send me a picture. I’d love to know where Dave Pigeon is roosting.
Fantastic news for those of you need who need a big children’s book fix! The Children’s Book Spectacular, a group of librarians, editors, literacy agents, teachers and authors, have launched an incredible channel on You Tube so they can bring a whole host of all things children’s books! Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!
Thank you so much to Will Smith for this brilliant review of Little Rabbit’s Big Surprise in the March edition of Cumbria Life magazine.
Here at Team Dave Pigeon we are super-chuffed to see Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) on The School Reading List’s Spring ‘Picks of The Best Children’s Books’. Dave Pigeon and Skipper are in excellent company alongside the fantastic books in this selection. You can take a look at the full list here.
Hurrah! Our first review for Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) is in and Dave has passed with flying colours. The North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards Sue Wilsher describes the latest in the Dave Pigeon series as ‘such a fun story with an appeal across age groups which makes it a real winner‘ and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Have a read of the full review here.
Every year we love seeing your Dave Pigeon costumes so please do send in or tweet your pictures. Here are some pigeontastic costumes from previous years to inspire your own creations:
And if you need a Dave Pigeon mask, use this handy activity sheet to create your very own:
Have fun creating your costumes and get in touch with pictures of your masterpieces because Dave Pigeon fans always have the best costumes.
Faber & Faber are offering you the chance to win all four Dave Pigeon books AND a cuddly royal pigeon to celebrate the release of Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) in two weeks time!
To be in with a chance of winning, tweet a picture of your drawing of your favourite animal as royalty to @faberchildrens on Twitter, using the hashtag #DavePigeon. Alternatively you can email your drawing to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to: Kids Marketing, Faber & Faber, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DA. Entries must be in by 1st May 2019.
Here’s my gorgeous boy dressed as royalty to inspire your creation: