Dave Pigeon visits North Finchley Library

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As part of the Summer Reading Challenge celebrations, Barnet Libraries invited Sheena and I to run our Dave Pigeon workshop at North Finchley library. This meant an awful lot to me as libraries were my favourite places as child (and still are now, quite honestly) and this was my first event at a library in my home borough. We created …

Team Dave Pigeon at The Roald Dahl Museum

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Today, Team Dave Pigeon were at the literary home of the great Roald Dahl. If you have ever met me, you will know how much I loved his books as a child and what an inspiration he continues to be to me now that I’m a grown-up writing children’s books. It was a dream come true to be in Great Missenden …

Dave and Skipper have taken over the BookTrust blog

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Someone at the BookTrust offices has only gone and left the windows wide open, leaving the office computers unattended, only to be hijacked by Dave and Skipper. Have a read of their guest post over on the BookTrust Blog. I love Sheena Dempsey’s illustrations including this lovely one of the two of us.

Summer Reading Challenge Launch Day

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Today is the official launch of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The theme is ‘Animal Agents’ and Dave Pigeon is one of The Reading Agency’s selected reads this year! Get involved with your local library, read six books, follow the clues and join in with hundreds of events across the nation over the summer break. Team Dave Pigeon will be …

The Guardian: Best New Children’s Books 2017

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I’m beyond thrilled to see Dave Pigeon (Nuggets!) in today’s ‘Best New Children’s Books’ supplement in The Guardian. The supplement is packed full of brilliant new children’s books to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week so do grab a copy if you get a chance and definitely head down to your nearest independent bookshop and show them some love.  

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. …