Keilly Swift

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So far Keilly Swift has created 16 blog entries.

1st Birthday Bonanza!

18/08/17: Tigon and Liger-themed fun!  What better way to celebrate my baby girl's first birthday and my book's first birthday than with a Tigon and Liger-themed party?! We were joined by all of our lovely family and friends for a fun-filled day at The Old White Lion in East Finchley (where else to celebrate tigons, [...]

Discover Children’s Story Centre event

01/07/17: An afternoon celebrating stories! I had a wonderful time exploring the Discover Children's Story Centre in London's Stratford (the highlight for me was the Dr Seuss room, as Dr Seuss stories were a childhood favourite of mine), before a workshop with some lovely readers who came along to hear The Tigon and the Liger [...]

On sale at Foyles!

Spotted at one of London's biggest and best bookshops! I was over the moon to find out that The Tigon and the Liger is now on sale at iconic London bookshop, Foyles - and even happier to see it on the shelf next to the incredible Michael Rosen's We're Going on a Bear Hunt, what [...]

School visit: Howe Green House primary school

24/05/17: A fun-packed day celebrating difference! I was lucky enough to spend a day with the wonderful children at Howe Green House primary school. The children joined in with reading The Tigon and Liger and had fun inventing their very own characters. I was thrilled to hear that Year One followed up with writing poems about [...]

Sheffield Children’s Book Award

18/15/17: On the shortlist! I’m so thrilled and honoured that The Tigon and the Liger has been shortlisted in the Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2017! Sheffield has a special place in my heart as I went to university there and I can’t wait to visit in November for the award ceremony – it’s sure to be [...]

On sale in North America

24/05/17: Distribution in the USA and Canada My publisher, Lantana, have just announced the exciting news that The Tigon and the Liger will be on sale in the USA and Canada from August this year!

Competition time

April 2017: Win a copy of The Tigon and the Liger! Two readers get the chance to win a copy of The Tigon and the Liger at Let's Go with the Children! 

Little Rebels Award

March 2017: Longlist announcement! Wonderful to hear that The Tigon and the Liger is on the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award longlist. The award celebrates books that promote social equality and challenge stereotypes.

World Book Day 2017

02/03/17 and 03/03/17 Celebrating books with some little tigers and lions! In celebration of World Book Day I spent a day at Bessemer Grange primary school and Ponsbourne St Mary’s primary school. The wonderful students (and teachers!) at Ponsbourne St Mary’s blew me away by dressing up as tigers and lions for my visit!

London Children’s Book Fair

16/12/16: A fun morning workshop! I spent a lovely morning working with a group of children at the very first London Children’s Book Fair at the Parasol unit, Old Street. After my event, I was interviewed by Sky News China on the importance of diversity in children’s publishing!