Dodos Are Forever

Published on Monday, November 29th, 2021

The year is AD 1650, and dodos Bertie and Beatrice are living peacefully on an island in the Indian Ocean. Peacefully, that is, until sailors arrive and discover that dodo tastes a lot like chicken. With the sailors come a host of hungry rats. They like nothing more than dodo eggs for breakfast, lunch and […]

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Find The White Horse

Published on Monday, November 22nd, 2021

What do two dogs, a cat and a pigeon have in common? They’re all looking for a white horse. Lubber the dog is lost, so Squintum the Siamese cat decides to help him find home. Unfortunately, home is many miles and many dangers away. On the journey they’re joined by a racing pigeon with no […]

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Dragon Boy

Published on Monday, November 15th, 2021

Montagu Bunsen-Burner is on a diet. Concerned for his dragon digestion, his wife Albertina has taken humans off the menu. So when Montagu meets an orphaned boy in Sherwood Forest, he doesn’t barbecue him. He adopts him. Little John proves useful with his knowledge of herbs and cooking, but his cleverness in finally hatching one […]

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A Dick King-Smith Evening

Published on Thursday, November 11th, 2021

You are invited to a ‘Dick King-Smith Evening’ at St Sabinus Church, Woolacombe on 27th Nov, 7pm. Dick’s son Giles, the Vicar of Woolacombe, Mortehoe & Lee, will speak about his father’s life and books, including ‘The Sheep Pig’ (‘Babe’) & ‘The Queen’s Nose’. There will be readings and film excerpts.

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Pigs Might Fly

Published on Monday, November 8th, 2021

Poor Daggie Dogfoot! He’s much smaller than his brothers and sisters, with feet more like a dog’s than a pig’s. The very day that Daggie is born, the pigman whisks him off to the shed for a merciful death. When Daggie miraculously escapes, he returns to the safety of the sties and the protection of […]

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Out Today!

Published on Thursday, November 4th, 2021

As part of the celebration of 100 years since Dick King-Smith’s birth next year, 2022, Sweet Cherry Publishing have released these FIVE lovely new editions of Dick’s books! Some might be familiar, and some might be new to you, but they are all fantastic titles. How could you not like a story about the secret […]

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The Dick King-Smith Centenary Collection

Published on Thursday, September 16th, 2021

The King-Smith family are very excited to reveal a sneak peek at the Dick King-Smith Centenary Collection, celebrating 100 years since Dick’s birth in 2022! These ten beautiful new editions by Sweet Cherry Publishing will be out soon, and you can pre-order them here.

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Dick in his study

Special Photographs

Published on Monday, September 13th, 2021

Over the years, many photographs were taken of Dick. While lots of these photos were taken by friends and family, the King-Smith family has a great many that appear to have been taken by professional photographers. After Dick died in 2011, his family acquired many boxes of his belongings, including lots of photographs, which we […]

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Illustrators Of Dick’s Books

Published on Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Dick King-Smith has used a great many different illustrators to enhance his stories over the years, from Sir Quentin Blake to Mary Rayner, Garry Parsons, Chris Riddell, Mike Terry to Steph Laberis and many, many more. Each illustrator brings their own unique style and attributes to the stories, including humour, drama and even sadness. We […]

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Out Today!

Published on Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Check out these lovely new Puffin Books editions of four of Dick’s most beloved stories, Magnus Powermouse, George Speaks, The Jenius and Harry’s Mad!  

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