Dave Pigeon visits Springwell Junior School

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Team Dave Pigeon visited Springwell Junior School in Heston, where we met with one hundred and twenty Year Three pupils.  We received a lovely, warm welcome and not just because it was the hottest day of the year, but because the children had been reading Dave Pigeon in their classrooms and were raring to go with creating their own Dave …

Dave Pigeon at Leicester Libraries Our Best Book Award

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We were up in Leicester for the Leicester Libraries Our Best Book Award. Dave Pigeon was on a shortlist of fantastic books and we couldn’t wait to celebrate all things books and libraries with the other shortlisted authors and illustrators. On the day of the event we were taken to the grounds of the Leicester Tigers for a huge event. …

Dave Pigeon wins the Surrey Libraries’ Children’s Book Award 2017!

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I’m thrilled to the moon and back to let you all know that Dave Pigeon has won this year’s Surrey Libraries’ Children’s Book Award. I can’t tell you how special this award is to me. Not only is the short list selected by librarians, but the winning book is voted for entirely by children. Libraries played such an important role in nurturing my …

Building Bird Feeders at Pickled Pepper Books

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This morning I was at Pickled Pepper Books reading from Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!). It was so lovely to meet lots of young readers and introduce them to the new characters from the book. We then got to work making bird feeders for all the pigeons of Crouch End and the bird feeder designs I saw today were excellent. Here are a …

Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!) at Pickled Pepper Books

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Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!) has landed at Pickled Pepper Books and taken over one of their beautiful windows. To coincide with my crafts event on Saturday 20th May at the bookshop, the lovely Urmi allowed me free rein of the window and of course I went all Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!) with it. First up was the lettering… …Then in went Skipper’s …

Roosting with the Dagenham pigeon fanciers

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I’m finishing up writing the third Dave Pigeon book, ‘Dave Pigeon (Racer!)‘ and Sheena has just finished the cover, (which I have seen, by the way, and it is MAGNIFICENT and we cannot wait to reveal that to you all in the next few months). One of my favourite bits of the writing process is the research. Now I know what …

Dave Pigeon visits Langshott Primary, Sandcross School and Reigate Chatterbooks

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Yesterday, Team Dave Pigeon, along with Team Surrey Libraries, headed to the rolling hills of Surrey to visit pupils at Langshott Primary School. We started the morning meeting Year 3, who helped us creat new pigeons and a brand new story for Dave and Skipper. Sheena illustrated live as the pupils wrote the story together as a team. There were buckets of butter, …

Chipping Norton Literary Festival School’s Day

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Dave Pigeon was off to the picturesque town of Chipping Norton for the Chipping Norton Literary Festival. As part of the festival, a day of school visits to more than thirteen schools in the local area is organised to make sure as many children in Chipping Norton get to enjoy the festival, regardless of whether they are able to attend the …

Chatterbooks Activity Pack

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Here, at Dave Pigeon HQ, we love this Chatterbooks Activity Pack, featuring three of Faber Children’s characters including our very own Dave Pigeon. You can find out more about The Reading Agency’s Chatterbooks Reading Groups and download the activity pack here.