Dave Pigeon at KidsFest 2019

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Today, I was at KidsFest, in association with WORD Christchurch, at the beautiful Tūranga in Christchurch where I got to introduce an audience to my terrible but financially rewarding habit of telling tales. We had a game of Guess Which Statement Was One of Swapna Haddow’s Many Many Outrageous Lies and then I got to meet with twenty-two budding young …

Dave Pigeon at Queenspark School

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Today, I visited years 3, 4, 5 and 6 at Queenspark School as part of their Book Week celebrations. We had a blast talking about imagination and creativity and giving Mean Cat the stories she never had in the Dave Pigeon series. Mean Cat got to meet donkeys, toilets, ponies, a meaner cat and a whole lot of poop. Thank …

The Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) Launch Party

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Hurray hurray! The very brilliant Zac and my Patron of Reading school, Halswell School, hosted the Kiwi launch of Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) on Tuesday evening. Thank you very much to everyone who came along to celebrate and for those who didn’t manage to make it, here are some pictures from a most pigeontastic evening:

Dave Pigeon visits Ouruhia School

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Yesterday, I was invited to speak to the pupils at Ouruhia School. This was the very first time I was taking Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) into a school and I was excited to meet the pupils and see what that thought of the new book. I was greeted by a brilliant ‘Swapna Haddow’ display in their warm, cosy library. Years …

Dave Pigeon (Racer!) is shortlisted for The Alligator’s Mouth Award

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Team Dave Pigeon is celebrating the AWESOME news that Dave Pigeon (Racer!) joins four incredible books on the shortlist for the Alligator’s Mouth Award! The shortlist is packed full with all my favourite books so I’m incredibly proud to see Dave Pigeon (Racer!) flying with these other beauties! Here’s Charlotte Eyre’s article from The Bookseller: Fingers, toes, feathers and claws …

Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) in The Irish Independent

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It’s the Easter holidays! Hurrah for chocolate eggs and more chocolate eggs. If you are looking for the perfect holiday read, Sarah Webb at The Irish Independent has created a brilliant list of the best books to read and Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) is on it: Have a read of the full round up of books here.

Save the date: It’s the Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) launch party!

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I’m so proud that Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) is flying free and will soon be arriving on the shores of Aotearoa in May. To celebrate, you are invited to a right royal shindig here in Christchurch, New Zealand. There will be crafts, drinks, nibbles and a book signing. Please do bring your family and friends along for lots of Dave …