Sheena Dempsey is an exciting talent. She is the illustrator of the pigeontastic Dave Pigeon series (Faber & Faber) written by Swapna Haddow, as well as the illustrator of Fearne Cotton's debut children's book Yoga Babies (Andersen Press). Yoga Babies has sold in nine territories and the second title in the series will be published in 2018. It has recently been shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Awards 2018.

Sheena is also illustrator of Billy Button the Telegram Boy (Barrington Stoke) written by Sally Nicholls, which was shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award by Children's Books Ireland.

Dave Pigeon (Racer!) is out now.

Accolades for Dave Pigeon

  • The Guardian's Best New Children’s Books 2016 - selected
  • Sainsbury's Children's Book Award 2016 - shortlisted
  • North Somerset Teachers' Book Award Read Aloud - winner
  • The Independent's 11 Best Books for 4 to 11-Year-Olds - selected
  • Leicester Libraries Our Best Book of the Year Award 2017 - shortlisted
  • Sheffield Children's Book Award 2017 - shortlisted
  • Surrey Libraries Children's Book Award 2017 - winner
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