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Swapna Haddow - Author

About the Author

Swapna Haddow was the winner of the Greenhouse Funny prize 2014.  She is the author of the Dave Pigeon books, including How to Deal with Bad Cats and Keep (Most of) your Feathers and a further one, coming in 2017.  Swapna lives in London with her husband and son and their pet hamster Gary.  When she's not writing she is usually reading, dreaming about living on a boat or eating Jaffa Cakes.

 

Featured books by Swapna Haddow

Dave Pigeon (Racer!)

Dave Pigeon (Racer!)

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/01/2018

Dave Pigeon and his best friend Skipper were living happily in the Human Lady's house, but now they're travelling in a box to Pawsville Vets ... maybe Dave will finally get his broken wing fixed. The pet shop is full of new friends... Jet the dog, Cricket Ball Face the hamster... and with friendship comes a bit of healthy competition, and what could be better that a race for a racing pigeon? But the only animal who thinks Dave is capable of going up against the infamous Mickey Lightning is Dave himself.

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Other books by Swapna Haddow

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Reading Level 10: Ishi on the Waves

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Reading Level 10: Ishi on the Waves

Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Alessandra Santelli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2022

Ishi is always out on the waves. Like her aunty before her, she loves surfing and is actually quite good at it. When the National Junior Surfing Competition comes to Kerala, Ishi knows this is her opportunity to compete. But, when things don't go as planned, Ishi will need to call on her friends and family for support. Reflect is a series of emotionally powerful fiction and non-fiction with realistic settings, carefully crafted to promote thoughtful discussions and develop higher-level reading comprehension. Written by top authors and developed with Literacy expert Nikki Gamble, these are books you can trust to engage, entertain and support children's personal development and wellbeing. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to books with the right depth and complexity, and helping them to progress. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children deepen their understanding and support their reading comprehension. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links to Relationships Education and support literacy skills.

All About Diwali: Things to Make and Do

All About Diwali: Things to Make and Do

Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Aditi Kakade Beaufrand Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

All About Diwali: Things to Make and Do is the perfect celebration gift! Diwali is one of India's most significant holidays. This beautiful activity book book is filled with crafts and recipes, fun activities and facts about the Diwali celebrations observed by over ONE BILLION people across faiths. Read all about why Diwali is named the festival of lights and discover the stories behind it. The perfect activity book, children can: Create magical lanterns Make a diya Put together diwali fan decorations Paint rangoli patterns Make a diwali paper rocket Recipes include: Potato curry Spiced rice with peas Milk peda Coconut burfi Almond halwa This is the ULTIMATE book of Diwali fun! Also in the series:All About Eid: Things to Make and Do

Torn Apart - The Partition of India, 1947

Torn Apart - The Partition of India, 1947

Author: Swapna Haddow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

A thrilling and moving account of the largest movement of people in history, telling both sides of the story through the voices of children at the heart of Partition. It's October 1947 and two young boys find themselves thrown together during the dramatic changes of Partition. As the new India and Pakistan are born, can the friendship between these two children rise above the tensions between the two countries? When the British announced they would be leaving India, a feeling of hope bubbled up in towns and villages across the country - they would be free to rule themselves at last! But deciding to split the country in two - Partition - would soon mean so much more. An exhilarating account of the largest movement of people in history, telling both sides of events. Perfect for any child wanting to learn more about history's untold stories Great background reading for Key Stage 2 & 3

My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear

My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear

Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Dapo Adeola Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2021

A playful, warm and funny story following a boy with a wild imagination and his lively family, from exciting creative duo: Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola. Shhh. Beware. My dad is a grizzly bear. In this family, it's just possible that Dad is a grizzly bear . . . He has fuzzy fur, enormous paws and loves the outdoors. He sleeps a lot even in the cinema and when he's awake, he's always hungry, usually eating up all the honey. what else could Dad be? But sometimes, when it's scary at night, a lovely big bear hug is just what is needed. A hilarious debut picture book written by Swapna Haddow author of the Dave Pigeon series and illustrated by the brilliantly talented Dapo Adeola author of Look Up!

My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear

My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear

Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Dapo Adeola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

A playful, warm and funny story following a boy with a wild imagination and his lively family, from brand new creative duo: Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola. Shhh. Beware. My dad is a grizzly bear. In this family, it's just possible that Dad is a grizzly bear . . . He has fuzzy fur, enormous paws and loves the outdoors. He sleeps a lot even in the cinema and when he's awake, he's always hungry, usually eating up all the honey. What else could Dad be? But sometimes, when it's scary at night, a lovely big bear hug is just what is needed. A hilarious debut picture book written by Swapna Haddow author of the Dave Pigeon series and illustrated by the brilliantly talented Dapo Adeola author of Look Up!

My Gran is a Fibber Band 04/Blue

My Gran is a Fibber Band 04/Blue

Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Parwinder Singh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. The 7+ books are designed for children aged 7+ who need more practice to acquire phonics skills. They have age-appropriate content, more mature images, and are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 3-5. When Jai takes his gran to school to help out, she can't help herself and tells a bunch of fibs about her life. She has to prove just one of those fibs is true so Jai won't lose face in front of all his classmates! This hilarious story is written by Swapna Haddow. Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. The focus sounds in this book are: /ch/ /sh/ /th/ /ng/ /ai/ /ee/ /igh/ /oa/ /oo/ /oo/ /ar/ /or/ /ow/ /air/ /ure/ /er/, and adjacent consonants Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Super Dogs Band 05/Green

Super Dogs Band 05/Green

Author: Swapna Haddow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. The 7+ books are designed for children aged 7+ who need more practice to acquire phonics skills. They have age-appropriate content, more mature images, and are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 3-5. Welcome to the world of super dogs where dogs do super things. Meet the dogs who can surf, serve, save kittens, recycle, and even go to space! Green/Band 5 books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. The focus sounds in this book are: /ai/ ay, a-e, ey /ee/ ie, ea /igh/ i-e, i /oa/ o, o-e /oo/ ue, ui, ew, ou, u, oul, u-e. Pages 30 and 31 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

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