Appledore Book Festival – Giles King-Smith Writes

Published on Monday, October 10th, 2022

Appledore Book Festival is a little gem in North Devon, attracting authors and readers from across the South West – and further. As I’ve lived and worked in the area for 25 years, it felt right to suggest a Dick King-Smith event at the Festival. And so, thanks to Festival Director Ann Juby, on September […]

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The Hodgeheg And Other Stories

Published on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Puffin presents brand-new collection of eight stories from master storyteller, Dick King-Smith. The Hodgeheg And Other Stories audiobook collection features one of Dick’s most famous stories, The Hodgeheg, as well as the other equally brilliant tales Poppet, E.S.P, The Mousebutcher, The Merrythought, Lightning Strikes Twice, A Narrow Squeak, Under the Mishmash trees. It is out […]

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The Invisible Dog And Other Animal Stories

Published on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Puffin presents brand-new collection of five stories from master storyteller, Dick King-Smith. The Invisible Dog And Other Animal Stories audiobook collection features one of Dick’s most famous stories – The Invisible Dog, as well as equally brilliant stories Daggie Dogfoot (also known as Pigs Might Fly), Noah’s Brother, King Max the Last and The Clockwork […]

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Stories For Five Year Olds

Published on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Puffin presents a collection of five stories from master storyteller, Dick King-Smith. Stories For Five Year Olds is an audio download collection that includes some of Dick’s stories for younger readers, including Dinosaur School, Blessu, Dumpling, Henry Pond the Poet, Happy Mouse Day and Under the Mishmash Trees. It is out now!

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Ambrose Centenary Book Launch

Published on Sunday, September 4th, 2022

Earlier this year, the King-Smith family had a very exciting day, not only were we celebrating the centenary of Dick King-Smith’s birth, but we also had a brand-new story to share with the world! A few years after Dick died, his daughter Liz discovered an unfinished manuscript in her loft, written by Dick but never […]

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Translation

Published on Monday, August 1st, 2022

Dick’s books have been translated into an amazing 37 different languages around the world, reaching children in many different countries. If you’re in China, or Chinese is your first language, then these lovely new editions of some of Dick’s classics have been translated into simplified Chinese, and are out soon… We love the characterful illustrations!

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Dick King-Smith 100 Competition Winner!

Published on Friday, July 15th, 2022

A few months ago, to celebrate 100 years since Dick King-Smith was born, we invited children to use their imagination and write 100 words to finish a chapter of Dick’s new book, Ambrose Follows His Nose, a unique collaborative effort between Dick and his great-granddaughter, Josie Rogers. We had lots of great entries, and we’d […]

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Dick King-Smith 100 Competition Runners-Up!

Published on Friday, July 15th, 2022

A few months ago, to celebrate 100 years since Dick King-Smith was born, we invited children to use their imagination and write 100 words to finish a chapter of Dick’s new book, Ambrose Follows His Nose, a unique collaborative effort between Dick and his great-granddaughter, Josie Rogers. We had lots of great entries, and we’d […]

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King-Smith Family Dogs – Part Two

Published on Thursday, June 30th, 2022

There are quite a few King-Smith’s around, and many of them have at least one dog! In case you missed it, here is Part One of King-Smith dogs, but here are another bonnie batch of K-S dogs! Above is Boo, she is a terrier-cross. Next we have Elsie, a border collie sheep-dog. This is Luna, […]

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King-Smith Family Dogs – Part One

Published on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Since he was a young boy, Dick always had a huge fondness for animals of all sorts, and the King-Smith family has always had many dogs. They still do… Here are some of the current family dogs. Above is Ernie who is a yellow Labrador. Next we have Fram. He is a Lurcher crossed with […]

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