Signing off for 2023

Swapna HaddowHalfway Round the World with the Haddows, Pawsome News, Roarsome News, Roosting With Dave, Scrapbook, The Bad Panda Club

Phew! That was a BIG year! You’ve all made so many of my dreams come true, starting with a phenomenal World Book Day release for Dave Pigeon. I was chuffed to bits to see so many schools join in with mine and Sheena’s big virtual event. HUGE thank you to everyone who shared their work with us. Dave was back …

Story time at UBS

Swapna HaddowRoosting With Dave

Thank you to University Book Shop Dunedin for inviting me for story time this morning. I read Dave Pigeon (Kittens!) and because the festive season is upon us, I stuck a parcel bow in my hair and we made Dave Pigeon baubles. Thank you to everyone who came along and made Dave Pigeon baubles. I think Dave will have heaps …

Reading Rocks x Dave Pigeon (Kittens!)

Swapna HaddowRoosting With Dave

Thank you so much to Heather, Sian and Team Reading Rocks for hosting my Dave Pigeon (Kittens!) event today. We had a whole bunch of classes join in to hear me read from the book and create their very own Dave Pigeon story plans. We had ideas about gluestick heroes saving everyone from scissors and ideas inspired by evil pumpkins, …

Grizzly Pigeons meet Rotherham Loves Reading

Swapna HaddowPawsome News, Roosting With Dave

Today, I joined Team Rotherham Loves Reading for not one but TWO events! First up I met with EYFS and Key Stage 1 for a reading of My Dad is a Grizzly Bear and we all created our very own grizzly bears. Then I met with Key Stage 2 for some Dave Pigeon (Kittens!) fun where we created brand new …

Dave Pigeon (Kittens!) x The Reading Agency

Swapna HaddowRoosting With Dave

Thank you so much to the whopping 105 classes and homeschoolers who joined me for my Dave Pigeon (Kittens!) story-planning workshop with The Reading Agency. We created heaps of new story plans including stories about warring pens and pencils, stories about dogs who want to go to magical schools and stories about books that can fly. I can’t wait to …

Dave Pigeon (Kittens!) is out today!

Swapna HaddowRoosting With Dave

It’s Dave Pigeon (Kittens!) Day! Dave and best friend Skipper are back with their fifth book in the series, (or fifth and a half if you managed to nab a copy of Dave Pigeon (Bookshop Mayhem!) this World Book Day for your Dave Pigeon collection), and I’m so happy to be back in the world of sheds and biscuits and Mean Cat …

Happy World Book Day Week!

Swapna HaddowPawsome News, Roosting With Dave

It’s World Book Day this week! I’m so proud to see Dave Pigeon (Bookshop Mayhem!) out in the world alongside the other amazing World Book Day books, helping kids discover reading for pleasure. And this year is even more special because children were involved in the book selection for the very first time. Reading for pleasure can be life changing, …

2023 is the Year of Dave Pigeon

Swapna HaddowRoosting With Dave

Welcome back, Readers! 2023 is going to be an exciting one because this year is all about the return of best pals Dave Pigeon and Skipper. In February, Dave and Skipper debut in Spain, Latin America and the USA with Spanish and Catalan editions, published by Flamboyant. February also marks the start of World Book Day celebrations and this year …

See you in 2022!

Swapna HaddowRoosting With Dave

Next year Dave and Skipper return from their holidays with TWO brand new adventures. Keep your eyes peeled for their World Book Day return to the shelves with Dave Pigeon (Bookshop Mayhem!) and then their fifth book in the series, which lands in July, Dave Pigeon (Kittens!). See you pigeontastic readers in 2023!