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Selected as a finalist

in ‘The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2020’.

Books entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Award are judged by REAL readers: over 150 adult readers

and over 200 children readers. 

 

Certificates Of Excellence

I am delighted to receive my certificates from the Royal Dragonfly Awards.

‘Honourable Mention’ category; new author.

‘1st place’ category; Environmental/green books.

‘Honourable Mention’ category; Picture books 6 and under.

Have a look below 😏

 

 

 

Serena Hassan3

Wordicle – Authors Leak

I was invited to write an article called an ‘Authors Leak’ by a cool website called ‘The Wordicle’.

This was to discuss the back story behind my children’s book ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’.

I found this really exciting to write.

Click on the link below to have a read:

https://www.thewordicle.com/serena-hassan-tap-dancing-pigeon/

 

 

Wow! Pigeon has been mentioned in a blogspot by talented writer and winner Rae Knightly!

The winners of the IAN Book Awards 2020 – Children/Juvenile/Teen/YA Winners have been announced. You can find The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden in the link below:

https://raeknightly.blogspot.com/2020/11/ian-book-award-2020-childrensjuvenilete.html?m=1

I am overwhelmed with happiness to have received this award.

Serena

Finalist in the IAN Independent Author Network 2020

I am proud to announce that my children’s book ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden has been selected as a finalist in the category ‘Children’s Fiction’ by IAN Independent Author Network 2020.

 

 

 

 

Privileged to receive this B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree Award!

Hi everyone,

I have some really exciting news. I have been selected for a B.R.A.G Medallion Award by the Book Readers Appreciation Group. Here are some comments about ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’.

This is the first children’s book I have reviewed and I am so glad I did (even on a kindle the pages are cute and fun to follow). The pigeon I adorable and the story was catchy and the ending.. too funny. Not how I expected it to end.  I would recommend this book to everyone that will listen (that has younger kids, or like my grandkids). 

The characters have a charming appeal. I particularly enjoyed the alterations and onomatopoeia which make the book a good candidate for a read-aloud story. Jon Davis’ illustrations combine soft colours with powerful facial expressions that convey both the message and the humour within the story. This book gives children an opportunity to tour a bit of London, develop self-confidence and be entertained in one read. Recommended for preschool through second grader readers. 

3rd! Readers’ Choice Award winner – AllAuthor, August cover of the month

I am excited to announce that my front cover came 3rd in the AllAuthor, August cover of the month. After a lot of determination and perseverance I dedicated my free time in between motherhood, school holidays and lockdown, to encouraging people to vote, once a week for four weeks for  ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’.

My aim for this year was to gain an award before 5th September 2020, which will be a year since publication. I am thrilled to have been given this award. My illustrator Jon Davis has created amazing illustrations to compliment my book and I feel very lucky and proud to call him my illustrator.

 

Nominated for the Readers Choice Awards 2020

Hello readers,

I am so excited because The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden has been nominated for 2020 Readers Choice Awards by TCK Publishing! It is the book with the most votes that wins. What an honour. I honestly had to find some man-sized tissues to cry tears of happiness.

Please vote for my book by clicking on the link below. It really only take a minute maximum I promise! Scroll half way down the page and click through the pages to page 11 of 16. Then scroll down half way to find my book cover. Click on it and add your email address.

Thank you very much for the support.

https://www.tckpublishing.com/2020-readers-choice-voting-page/

Thank you again. Stay safe and well!

Serena & Pigeon 🐦

5th March 2020 – Esher Church School Q & A

Hi readers,

I thought it would be fun to design some animations with some of the children’s questions and my responses. So here goes. I hope you find them intriguing and funny. Children have this wonderful way of expressing themselves, they are so honest and sweet. Please press play below: