Dave Pigeon visits Langshott Primary, Sandcross School and Reigate Chatterbooks

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Yesterday, Team Dave Pigeon, along with Team Surrey Libraries, headed to the rolling hills of Surrey to visit pupils at Langshott Primary School. We started the morning meeting Year 3, who helped us creat new pigeons and a brand new story for Dave and Skipper. Sheena illustrated live as the pupils wrote the story together as a team. There were buckets of butter, …

Chipping Norton Literary Festival School’s Day

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Dave Pigeon was off to the picturesque town of Chipping Norton for the Chipping Norton Literary Festival. As part of the festival, a day of school visits to more than thirteen schools in the local area is organised to make sure as many children in Chipping Norton get to enjoy the festival, regardless of whether they are able to attend the …

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.