Happy World Book Day!

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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:

Interview with The Children’s Book Spectacular

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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!

They very kindly asked ME to launch their channel with their very first video. Have a watch, listen to me jabber on about books and remember to subscribe to this brilliant channel.

Dave Pigeon World Book Day Inspiration

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World Book Day lands on Thursday 7th March and it’s a double celebration because Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) publishes on that very same day!

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.

Dave Pigeon Competition Time!

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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 kidsmarketing@faber.co.uk 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: