Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Excerpt)

I am hosting today’s tour stop of Real Pigeons Fight Crime. Today’s tour stop is an excerpt from the book. It is a cute middle grade book that children will love. It is hilarious and witty. 

About The Book:



Author: Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood (Illustrations)

Pub. Date: January 7, 2020

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 208

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD

Ever wonder why pigeons act so weird? Because they are secretly chasing bad guys and flying around saving your butt! This hilarious illustrated series is perfect for fans of BAD GUYS and DOG MAN.

What do REAL PIGEONS do? They fight crime, of course! Wait, what? You didn’t know your town is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting feathered friends? Well, you are about to get schooled. REAL PIGEONS solve mysteries! REAL PIGEONS fight bad guys! And REAL PIGEONS won’t stop until your neighborhood is safe and the questions are all answered: Like, why have all the breadcrumbs disappeared? And which food truck smells the best?

Here is the excerpt:

Real Pigeons #1 Extract for Blog Tour by Jaime Arnold on Scribd

About Andrew:


Andrew McDonald is a reader and writer of books for young readers.

His brand new series REAL PIGEONS debuts in 2018, with hilarious illustrations by Ben Wood.

His first children’s novel, The Greatest Blogger in the World featured the story of Charlie Ridge, a young blogger navigating family, friends and the perils of internet life. His second novel Son of Death, a black comedy about a family of modern grim reapers, was named by The Age as one of the ‘best books of the year’ in 2015.

He is also the creator of a blog post about ‘camera loss’ that somehow went viral and he wasn’t embarrassed enough to decline an invitation to be a Cleo Bachelor in 2011.

Andrew is an avid reader of children’s and YA literature. He has worked for Readings bookshop in Melbourne and at the flagship Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road in London, where he was thrilled to put his knowledge to work as a children’s bookseller. He has previously judged the Young Adult category of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and the Centre for Youth Literature’s Inky Awards.

Andrew is a graduate of RMIT’s Professional Writing and Editing diploma and his writing has taken him around the world. He completed an artist residency at Caldera Arts in Oregon, USA and a May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust fellowship in Adelaide.

He is a regular presenter on the schools circuit in Australia, conducting writing workshops; talking about his writing life; and sharing the stories and experiences behind his books. Enquire about booking Andrew for your school here.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr | YouTube | Goodreads 

About Ben:


Ben Wood is a children’s illustrator based in Victoria, Australia. He has been commissioned to work with clients such as Hardie Grant Egmont, Penguin Random House, and Scholastic Australia.

Ben is able to offer clients a wealth of illustration styles and techniques in both digital and traditional mediums. Recent publications include ‘Blast Off!‘ by Shelly Unwin and the Squishy Taylor series, by Ailsa Wild. He is currently illustrating the Real Pigeons series by Andrew McDonald. “It’s super coo!”

Ben also runs presentations or workshops in schools, public libraries and bookstores. His sessions can vary from small to large groups, depending on what suits best. He is more than happy to work with Prep-Year 9 students, and adults too. Please contact Booked Out Speakers Agency to enquire about a booking.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram 

Giveaway Details: 

3 winners will win a finished copy of REAL PIGEONS FIGHT CRIME, US Only.

Rafflecopter embed code:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rafflecopter link:   

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/6/2020 BookHounds  Interview
1/7/2020 Abellafairytale  Review
1/8/2020 onemused Review
1/9/2020 Do You Dog-ear? Review
1/10/2020 Fazila’s Book Review Corner Excerpt

Week Two:

1/13/2020 Popthebutterfly Reads Review
1/14/2020 Twirling Book Princess Excerpt
1/15/2020 Fictitiouswonderland Review
1/16/2020 Not In Jersey  Review
1/17/2020 She Just Loves Books Review

Week Three:

1/20/2020 DJREADSBOOKS  Excerpt
1/21/2020 Lifestyle of Me Review
1/22/2020 Eli to the nth Review
1/23/2020 Little Red Reads Review
1/24/2020 Review

Week Four:

1/27/2020 Cuz I’m a Nerd  Review
1/28/2020 Nerdophiless Review
1/29/2020 Wonder Struck  Review
1/30/2020 Lori Murray Review
1/31/2020 A Dream Within A Dream Excerpt

Week Five:

2/3/2020 Nay’s Pink Bookshelf Review
2/4/2020 wordsandruin Review
2/5/2020 Books_andPoetrii Excerpt
2/6/2020 History from a Woman’s Perspective  Review
2/7/2020 Two Points of Interest Review