Celebrating Dick King-Smith’s Centenary in 2022

Dick King-Smith was born on 27th March 1922, which is 100 years ago this year!

Despite only having his first children’s book published at the age of 56, Dick went on to create over 130 published books, which are still beloved by children from all over the world today.

To mark this special occasion, we are planning some exciting things to celebrate Dick’s centenary...

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Ambrose Follows His Nose

In celebration of Dick King-Smith’s centenary, we have an exciting, NEW, never-before-seen story that was recently discovered in Dick’s daughter’s attic. This funny and poignant animal tale was unfinished and forgotten about, but has now been completed by Dick’s great granddaughter, Josie Rogers. Ambrose Follows His Nose is out on 3rd March 2022 on World Book Day, and just in time for Dick’s 100th birthday!

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New Editions

To celebrate Dick’s centenary in 2022, there are a loads of lovely new editions of Dick’s books being released! These include some of Dick’s most well-known stories, along with some hidden gems!

See them all

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Read Me A Story

Published on Monday, February 26th, 2024

That’ll Do Pig

Published on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

School Visits

Published on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

Batts School In Witney

Published on Saturday, November 11th, 2023

Discover Children’s Story Centre

Published on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

Two Little Piglets Visit The Cinema

Published on Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

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