Letter to Brandywine Community Schools 

Swapna HaddowBallet Class in Session, Scrapbook

I’m heartbroken to hear that the Ballet Bunnies series and other incredible books from a Books Saves Lives grant have been blocked from student access in Niles, Michigan. The Ballet Bunnies series is about a girl who is kind and courageous and is everything those who ban books are not. We Need Diverse Books have urged the school board to …

It’s a double publication day!

Swapna HaddowBallet Class in Session, Scrapbook

Today, not one but TWO of my books are out in the world! First up is my debut historical middle-grade fiction, Torn Apart: The Partition of India, 1947, where two boys are forced into an impossible situation against the backdrop of the partition of India in 1947. Next up is the fifth book is the gorgeous Ballet Bunnies series, illustrated …

Ballet Bunnies at Wee Write

Swapna HaddowBallet Class in Session

The Wee Write Festival is live and I’m super chuffed to have be invited along to take part in the schools programme. In my event, schools got a special story time, they got to see about how I work as a writer and they learnt how to make their very own bunny ears. Thank you so much to everyone who …

Ballet Bunnies at Stratford Literary Festival

Swapna HaddowBallet Class in Session

Millie, Dolly, Fifi, Trixie and Pod danced their way over to Stratford Literary Festival and they took me with them! I had a brilliant time showing off my office and reading some of the Ballet Bunnies to everyone who joined in. And then I recruited my two helpers, my son and my dog, who assisted me in teaching everyone how …

Ballet Bunnies: The Lost Slipper out now!

Swapna HaddowBallet Class in Session

Ballet Bunnies: The Lost Slipper hits shelves today! Millie’s class have gone to the theatre to watch real ballerinas dance! Millie is about to go on a magical adventure with the Ballet Bunnies – will you join them too? This fourth book in the Ballet Bunnies series is illustrated by the brilliant Binny Talib. And it’s a double celebration at …

Ballet Bunnies in The Guardian

Swapna HaddowBallet Class in Session

The reviews are coming in for Ballet Bunnies and I’m so pleased to hear how much love there is for Millie and her bunny pals. I’m thrilled to say that Ballet Bunnies: The New Class made it in to The Guardian’s Children’s Books Roundup. You can have a read of this review here.

Happy Ballet Bunnies Day!

Swapna HaddowBallet Class in Session

Today is the official publication day of Ballet Bunnies. Beautifully illustrated by Binny Talib and written by me, as Swapna Reddy, this new series from Oxford University Press follows Millie and her four bunny friends on their ballet adventures. I hope you enjoy this series and if you do there are more to come next year! If you spot a …

Publication date changes

Swapna HaddowBallet Class in Session, Pawsome News, Scrapbook

Dear readers, 2020 promised to be the launch of many lovely new books, including my debut picture book with Dapo Adeola and a brand new ballet series with Binny Talib, under my pseudonym Swapna Reddy. As you can imagine, the COVID-19 pandemic has effected the publishing industry and many publication dates have been delayed. Sadly, this includes a few of …

Introducing the Ballet Bunnies

Swapna HaddowBallet Class in Session

I’m so pleased to be introducing you all to my brand new young fiction series ‘Ballet Bunnies‘. Created in-house by the team at Oxford University Press Children’s Books and editor Debbie Sims, illustrated by the brilliant Binny Talib, designed by Sarah Darby and Holly Fulbrook and written by me, ‘Ballet Bunnies‘ follows Millie on her adventures at her ballet school …