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.

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival

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Sheena and I are back from a visit to Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival. I have to admit I had mixed feelings when we were first approached, by our publisher, with the offer to visit the United Arab Emirates. It is no secret that opinions on attendance at literary festivals in UAE have proved divisive within the UK children’s publishing world. …

Dave Pigeon visits St Bartholomew’s Primary School and Cranleigh Primary School

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Sheena and I were back in Surrey today. This time we were visiting St Bartholomew’s Primary School and Cranleigh Primary School. We started our morning with the brilliant Year Three and Year Four pupils at St Bartholomew’s Primary. We created lots of brand new pigeon characters, as Sheena guided us through a shape challenge drawing tutorial. We then created two …

Dave Pigeon at Read to Inspire

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Today, Sheena and I were at the University of East London. We weren’t in front of our usual crowd of five to eleven year olds but instead met with a hundred student teachers who were just months away from going in to work in primary schools. Led by the wonderful Nikki Gamble of Just Imagine, we were part of the …

Team Dave Pigeon features in Carousel Magazine

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Sheena and I have been busy with events this month and we thought it was about time we shared some of what we have learnt about each other during our many hours on the train. We weeded out all the useless stuff, (yup, my shoe size is size 5), and the good folk at the Carousel magazine let us have a double …

Prison Reading Groups

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I’m so proud to see that Dave Pigeon has been selected as one of the books The Alligator’s Mouth Bookshop and The Siobhan Dowd Trust will be supplying to the Prison Reading Groups family reading days. This scheme is very special as the Prison Reading Groups Family Days provide books for children visiting a parent in prison and nurture the joy of reading.

Dave Pigeon visits Tadworth Primary School

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It was an early start today as we headed to Tadworth Primary School in Surrey. Sheena and I were greeted with a Dave Pigeon treasure hunt and a huge pile of books to sign before we ran our four workshops with pupils from Year One to Year Six. We created alternative endings for Dave Pigeon and Skipper. First up, Years One, …

Dave Pigeon’s Day Out in Chelmsford

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Today, Sheena and I continued our month of events with a trip to Chelmsford with Just Imagine. We started our morning at Danbury Park Community Primary School where we met year 3 and 4. I was so impressed by their incredible Dave Pigeon inspired display of maths, science and creative writing work. We worked together to create some brand new villains and a new …