The Hodgeheg Is 35!

Published on Friday, January 14th, 2022

Originally published all the way back in 1987 and beloved by children all over the world, The Hodgeheg is 35 years old this year! To celebrate, Penguin are releasing this lovely new anniversary edition. Out early in March, so keep your eyes peeled!

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Coming Soon!

Published on Monday, January 10th, 2022

2022 marks 35 years since the release of one of Dick’s most beloved stories, The Hodgeheg! To celebrate, and to mark 100 years of Dick King-Smith, who was born in 1922,  Puffin Books are soon to release this wonderfully funny audio collection, containing the Hodgeheg and seven other brilliant animal adventures. Perfect for young listeners, […]

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Centenary Box Set!

Published on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

To celebrate 100 years since Dick King-Smith’s birth, this lovely new Sweet Cherry Publishing box set of ten fantastic stories is out now! You may be familiar with some of the titles, but I wonder how many people know all ten? From stories about a VERY smelly goat that helped Julius Caesar conquer the known […]

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Out Now!

Published on Monday, December 20th, 2021

As part of the celebration of Dick King-Smith’s centenary next year, 2022, marking 100 years since Dick’s birth, Sweet Cherry Publishing have released TEN lovely new editions of Dick’s books! The latest five titles, out now, are Paddy’s Pot of Gold, Warlock Watson, Tumbleweed, What Sadie Saw and Friends and Brothers. The first five titles, […]

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Julius Caesar’s Goat

Published on Monday, December 6th, 2021

Great Caesar’s goat! What’s that smell? Oh wait, it’s … Julius Caesar’s goat. Butter stinks so bad that armies flee at the merest whiff of him. No one understands how Caesar can bear to be near this pungent pet, let alone cuddling up with Queen Cleopatra. She might be beautiful, but she uses Siberian wolfs’ […]

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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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