The Wild Imaginings Children’s Writers and Illustrators Hui

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I’ve just had the best sort of weekend for me – a booky weekend. The Wild Imaginings Children’s Writers and Illustrators Hui took place in my new hometown of Dunedin last weekend, with the WILD in Wild Imaginings standing for Writers and Illustrators Love Dunedin and it turns out we certainly do. Team Wild Imaginings put on a fabulous weekend …

Dave Pigeon x The Reading Realm

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Pigeontastic news! Dave Pigeon has joined the collection of books now featured on The Reading Realm app. Developed by school teacher, Ian Eagleton, the app is designed to encourage reading with fun activities paired to each book, with a wide range of books to choose from. Have fun catching up with Dave Pigeon in The Reading Realm and discovering new …

Dave Pigeon x Block Books

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I’m so proud to announce that my publisher, Faber & Faber, are supporting the very brilliant Block Books, a project working hard to get one hundred free books into the hands of young people living in socially neglected neighbourhoods in London every month. Dave Pigeon (Racer!) will be amongst the selection of books donated by Faber & Faber. Do follow …

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: