Swapna Haddow

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About Swapna Haddow

Swapna Haddow trained as a doctor, but after discovering she didn't like blood, decided on a career change and wrote her first book Dave Pigeon: How to Deal With Bad Cats and Keep (most of) Your Feathers, which won the Greenhouse Funny Prize, the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award, Read Aloud category 2016, and the Fantastic Book Awards 2018 and selected as part of the Tom Fletcher Book Club 2, in association with WHSmith. Dave Pigeon was also shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards 2016.

Swapna now lives in New Zealand with her husband, their son and their dog. You can usually find Swapna writing, reading or eating Jaffa Cakes. Sometimes you might find her doing all three at the same time.

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Hug a Bear Day
A remarkable book that your children will love. My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear by Swapna Haddow.
20 days ago
Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola
Out now! My Mum is a Lioness by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
9 months ago
Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey
Out now! Bad Panda by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey. Published by Faber & Faber.
1 year ago
Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola
Out now! My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
1 year ago
Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola
Out now! My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
2 years ago
World Storytelling Day
A remarkable book that your children will love. My Dad Is A Grizzly Bear by Swapna Haddow and Dapo Adeola.
2 years ago
World Storytelling Day
You'll love Dave Pigeon (Racer!) by Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey. Published by Faber & Faber.
2 years ago
World Storytelling Day
Loving Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) by Swapna Haddow from Faber & Faber.
2 years ago