An illustration by Ben Wood of the four main Real Pigeons doing poses. Frillback is punching the air, Tumbler is twirling around, Rock is dressed up like a cactus and Homey is eating bread.
Why do pigeons always act so weird? Because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!

Welcome to the official Real Pigeons website!

A celebration of the bestselling books by Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood


We made the CBCA shortlist!

We’re thrilled that Real Pigeons Flap Out has been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s 2024 award for Younger Readers.

Thank you to the judges and everyone at the CBCA. You can see all the shortlists on the CBCA website. Woo-COO!

 


Twig Friends are coming to North America!

The adventures of Ziggy, Red, Noodle and Stump (originally published in Australia as Hello Twigs) are being published in the US and Canada this September as Twig Friends.

Don’t miss the first volume of hilarious stories about these adorable nature buddies – out September 3rd.


Books in the Real Pigeons series

Real Pigeons Fight Crime book cover
Real Pigeons Nest Hard book cover
Cover of the book Real Pigeons Peck Punches
Cover of book Real Pigeons Flex Feathers
Cover of the book Real Pigeons Duck Trouble
The cover of Real Pigeons Flap Out by Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood
Book cover of Real Pigeons Eat Danger by Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood
Cover of book Real Pigeons Get Bready
Real Pigeons Spy High
Cover of the book Real Pigeons Stay Coo

Books in the Real Pigeons series

Real Pigeons Fight Crime book cover
Book cover of Real Pigeons Eat Danger by Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood
Real Pigeons Nest Hard book cover
Cover of the book Real Pigeons Peck Punches
Cover of book Real Pigeons Get Bready
Cover of book Real Pigeons Flex Feathers
Real Pigeons Spy High
Cover of the book Real Pigeons Duck Trouble
Cover of the book Real Pigeons Stay Coo
The cover of Real Pigeons Flap Out by Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood

“Perfectly absurd” – Booklist

“A goofball farce…young readers will make quick work of them all” – Kirkus Review

“Perfect for emerging readers who want action, hilarious hijinks, and crime-fighting mysteries” – School Library Journal

The Super Coo Club

Join Andrew and Ben in The Super Coo Club for a series of videos celebrating writing, drawing and pigeons! Watch as they share writing and drawing tips – and talk about how they created Real Pigeons! Plus there are creative challenges for kids and activity sheets to download. Super coo!

About the creators

Andrew McDonald is the author of the Real Pigeons series. He loves writing stories that make kids laugh, gasp, think and wonder. He lives in Melbourne, Australia and enjoys baking his own bread, which he eats down to the last breadcrumb (sorry pigeons).

Ben Wood is the illustrator of the Real Pigeons series and has always been drawn to books with humour and heart. He loves drawing, eating food and drawing eating food.

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