Carousel reviews Dave Pigeon (Racer!)

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Here at Dave Pigeon HQ we are celebrating Friday with this wonderful review of Dave Pigeon (Racer!) in the latest issue of Carousel. Make sure you pick up a copy because the magazine is filled with wonderful children’s literature content and a gorgeous Chris Riddell cover to boot.

Pigeon selfies for Tom Fletcher’s Book Club

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It’s Dave Pigeon week for Tom Fletcher’s Book Club and this week’s challenge is the pigeon selfie. Get involved and upload your selfies with the hashtag #TomsBookClub to Twitter, (there are bonus points for ones outside a WHSmith store). Here are the Family Haddow pigeon selfies:

Mean Cat gets her day at Roehampton Reads Festival

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I was flying solo today as Sheena was away but I felt right at home at Heathmere Primary School, where deputy headteacher, Ben Cooper, had organised the first ever Roehampton Reads Festival. In honour of firsts, we started the session with a floss off, I decided to read from the first Dave Pigeon book and today, we let Mean Cat …

Dave Pigeon (Racer!) is a Best New Children’s Books 2018

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It’s three in a row! I’m so happy to say that Dave Pigeon (Racer!) has made it into today’s ‘Best New Children’s Books’ supplement in The Guardian, following in the (pigeon) steps of book siblings Dave Pigeon and Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!). The supplement, as ever, is packed full of brilliant new children’s books to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week so do grab …

Dave Pigeon at William Patten Primary School

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Sheena and I visited William Patten Primary School with Stoke Newington Literary Festival, as part their fantastic Schools Day outreach. The programme aims to make sure every pupil at a primary school in Stoke Newington is invited to a free author event. We met with over two hundred year 3 and year 4 pupils from William Patten Primary School, Grasmere …

Dave Pigeon is a Lancashire Fantastic Book Award Winner!

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Flumpin’ featherations! Dave Pigeon has had an incredible week. Not only has he joined the Tom Fletcher Book Club, he’s also been selected as one of the winners of the Lancashire Fantastic Book Awards 2018.  I’m thrilled to bits and so thankful to the FBA team, educators and librarians who got Dave Pigeon into the hands of the pupils who …

Dave Pigeon joins the Tom Fletcher Book Club

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Tom Fletcher is back with his second book club, in association with WHSmith, and he has selected ten brilliant books, aimed at 7 to 11 year olds, including our very own Dave Pigeon. Today, saw the launch of the book club at Wilmington Academy. Many of the authors and illustrators, including me, came along to meet four hundred pupils and …

Dave Pigeon at Chipping Norton Literary Festival

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It’s the Chipping Norton Literary Festival this weekend and Sheena and I were invited along to run our Dave Pigeon Character Design and Story-Building workshop. Despite the rain and grey skies, the Cotswolds were as beautiful as ever and Chipping Norton was in high spirits, donned in full festival bunting and flags. The budding young authors and illustrators who joined …