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Dick King-Smith

  • 5 stars across 135 books
    Dick King-Smith (1922-2011) is one of the world's favourite children's book authors. He won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for The Sheep-Pig (later filmed as Babe), he was named Children's Book Author of the Year in 1991 and won the 1995 Children's Book Award for Harriet's Hare. In addition to the Sophie series, his titles for Walker include The Finger-Eater, Aristotle, The Twin Giants and two books about a very special pig: Lady Lollipop and Clever Lollipop.
    3rd July 2014

    Dinosaur

    Press out the board pieces and build your own shiny Tyrannosaurus rex to play with! Tom lives in an ordinary house in an... More

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    20th March 2003

    GREAT SCIENTISTS ARISTOTLE

    Suitable for the library and for project work, the books in this series present biographies of people who have made grea... More

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    17th January 2005

    The Swoose

    Fitzherbert's mother is a goose, but his father was a swan - which makes him a swoose! As Fitzherbert grows up he decisd... More

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    30th June 2010

    The Hodgeheg

    Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family in a nice little home, but unfortunately on the wrong side of the road from ... More

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    5th August 2010

    The Sheep-pig

    The Sheep-pig is one of Dick King-Smith's most famous tales. It shot to further fame when the film adaptation, Babe, was... More

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    5th February 2015

    Sophie's Snail

    Small but very determined, Sophie is everyone's favourite farmer-to-be! A classic story for young readers by the beloved... More

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    5th August 2010

    The Golden Goose

    Farmer Skint has no luck on his farm until one day his goose lays a golden egg, which hatches out into a golden gosling.... More

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    27th November 2014

    Ninnyhammer

    Peter is a young boy, living on a farm. One day, whilst out doing chores for his father, he comes across a strange white... More

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    26th February 2004

    The Jenius

    Dick King-Smith, creator of `Babe the Sheep-Pig', presents the cleverest guinea pig in the world! Judy's classmates sni... More

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    7th March 2013

    My Animal Friends

    Presented for the first time in paperback reader format, a classic anthology of Dick King-Smith's real-life animal encou... More

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    1st November 2012

    The Finger-Eater

    A funny and fantastical adventure story featuring a finger-eating troll and a very determined heroine, from one of the w... More

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    3rd October 1996

    Happy Mouseday

    Pete wants a pet mouse more than anything else in the world. Every Saturday - his mouseday - he asks his parents for one... More

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    5th February 2015

    Sophie's Tom

    Five-year-old Sophie finds that going to school and making friends is more difficult than running a farm! The ups and do... More

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    31st January 2008

    The Mouse Family Robinson

    'If only that horrible cat didn't live here!' When Beaumont Robinson, an inquisitive young mouse, is nearly killed by t... More

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    14th November 2007

    The Water Horse

    The story begins with a mysterious egg washed up on a Scottish beach, the morning after a great storm. Kirstie and her b... More

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    25th November 2004

    Hodgeheg

    The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith is a much-loved classic! Now part of the collectible Puffin Modern Classics series. Max,... More

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    29th August 2002

    Blessu

    Blessu is a very small elephant who suffers from dreadful hay fever - and although he's very small, he has a very large ... More

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    26th September 2002

    Dumpling

    Dumpling wishes she was long and sausage-shaped like her two brothers and other dachshunds, instead of being short and s... More

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    2nd February 2006

    All Because of Jackson

    I want to sail the seas,' said Jackson. 'I want to see the world ..." Jackson is a very unusual rabbit - a rabbit with a... More

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    2nd February 2006

    The Guard Dog

    There are six puppies in the pet shop window; five posh pedigree puppies, and a scruffy little mongrel with a grand ambi... More

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    6th July 2017

    The Fox Busters

    Flightless, helpless and often, more than a little silly, chickens are no match for the cunning, merciless foxes stalkin... More

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    6th July 2017

    The Hodgeheg

    Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family in a nice little home, but it's on the wrong side of the road from the Par... More

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    2nd May 2005

    Sophie Hits Six

    Small, but very determined, Sophie loves animals and is going to be a farmer when she grows up. In this book Sophie gets... More

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    4th August 2008

    Twin Giants

    This is a comic tale that follows two tall brothers on their search for true love.Lottavim and Normus do everything toge... More

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    1st April 2004

    Just Binnie

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    1st March 2005

    My Animal Friends

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    1st October 1995

    Wrach Hapus

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    24th January 2013

    Round

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    24th September 2004

    Jungle Stories

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    30th January 2016

    The Magic Carpet

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    1st May 1999

    Tri Talog y Ty

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    5th August 2010

    The Invisible Dog

    The story of a girl who tries to satisfy her yearning for a dog by introducing an imaginary Great Dane called Henry to t... More

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    7th June 2012

    Happy Mouseday

    "You are not keeping a mouse in this house"! Every Saturday - or Mouseday, as Pete calls it - Pete asks his mum and dad ... More

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    17th October 2005

    The Sophie Stories

    Sophie is small, but very determined. She loves animals and she wants to be a farmer when she grows up. Her best friend ... More

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    2nd January 2006

    Sophie's Further Adventures

    Sophie is small, but very determined. She's crazy about animals and wants to be a farmer when she grows up. She'd love t... More

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    14th February 2005

    The Invisible Dog and The Sheep Pig bind-up

    Two of Dick King Smith's finest animal stories in one package! In The Invisible Dog a little girl tries to satisfy her y... More

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    17th January 2005

    Magnus Powermouse

    Magnus was a large mouse, a fearless mouse, a real powermouse. Fattened on patent Porker Pills. he just grows and grows ... More

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    17th January 2005

    The Queen's Nose

    Harmony's uncle sends her on a treasure trail - which ends in finding a 50p piece. But the coin is a magic one, and when... More

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    5th April 2012

    Clever Lollipop

    A fresh young fiction look for Dick King-Smith's timeless classics, Lady Lollipop and Clever Lollipop. Lady Lollipop is... More

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    5th April 2012

    Lady Lollipop

    A fresh young fiction look for Dick King-Smith's timeless classics, Lady Lollipop and Clever Lollipop. Lollipop is no o... More

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    4th June 2015

    Sophie in the Saddle

    Small but very determined, Sophie is everyone's favourite farmer-to-be! From the beloved author of Babe comes the fifth... More

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    4th June 2015

    Sophie's Lucky

    Small but very determined, Sophie is everyone's favourite farmer-to-be! From the beloved author of Babe comes the last ... More

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    3rd March 2005

    Under the Mishmash Trees

    A nonsense story about Og and Ut, the gombrizils, who make friends with Tumblerum Wollycobble, the slobbadunk. They cure... More

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    4th June 2015

    Sophie Is Seven

    Small but very determined, Sophie is everyone's favourite farmer-to-be! From the beloved author of Babe comes the fourt... More

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    26th July 2001

    Fat Lawrence

    Laurence Higgins, an enormously fat black cat, has breakfast with Mrs Higgins, lunch with the Normans, tea with old Mr M... More

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    4th August 2005

    The Catlady

    Muriel lives alone with lots and lots and lots of cats. But Muriel's cats are no ordinary cats - they were once people s... More

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    5th July 2012

    Animal Tales

    All Because of Jackson - Jackson is a very unusual rabbit - one who dreams of going to sea. So one day he stows away on ... More

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    5th September 2013

    Connie & Rollo

    Connie Button amazes her parents when she begins to speak - somehow she can add up even the biggest numbers in her head!... More

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    4th July 2013

    Omnibombulator

    "Out of the way, Titch!" Omnibombulator is a very small beetle - so small that his parents give him a really long name ... More

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    5th September 2013

    Billy the Bird

    When Mary finds her little brother Billy seems floating above his bed, with his nose, tummy and toes touching the ceilin... More

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    2nd February 2006

    Titus Rules OK

    Titus is a young corgi puppy, growing up in Windsor Castle. There is lots he must learn - how to sit upright and beg for... More

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    2nd April 1998

    A Mouse Called Wolf

    Whoever heard of a singing mouse? But Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse (named after the beginning of a name found on a scrap of sh... More

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    27th January 2011

    Connie & Rollo

    Connie Button amazes her parents when she begins to speak - somehow she can add up even the biggest numbers in her head!... More

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    23rd October 2012

    Godhanger

    From a silent perch in the upper branches of a great tree, a huge and mysterious bird known as the Skymaster watches ove... More

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    2nd February 2006

    Hairy Hezekiah

    Hezekiah is a very hairy camel. He lives a quiet life in his enclosure at the zoo and seems to be the only animal withou... More

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    4th March 1999

    Mr Ape

    Abandoned by his bossy wife and children, old Mr Ape finds himself living all alone in his huge and rambling house. An... More

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    2nd January 2006

    Sophie's Adventures

    A collection of three heartwarming stories about the lively young animal-lover heroine Sophie, from beloved children's a... More

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    1st February 1995

    Mochyn Defaid

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    5th February 2015

    Sophie Hits Six

    Six-year-old Sophie faces home and school life in her unique, stoic fashion, which will draw a smile from both the young... More

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    27th November 2008

    Gripping Tales: Emily's Legs

    Emily was like her ninety-nine brothers and sisters, until she won all the eight-legged races at spider sports. People... More

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    5th October 2003

    George Speaks

    Laura is amazed when her baby brother George starts talking to her when he's only four weeks old, particularly as he sou... More

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    26th February 2004

    Martin's Mice

    Unlike most kittens, Martin doesn't like eating mice - let alone catching them. When he catches one by mistake he decide... More

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    29th January 2004

    Smasher

    When Farmer Buzzard's collie, Kay, has four puppies, he doesn't know what to do. Three are fine puppies which he can sel... More

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    28th January 1993

    Lady Daisy

    When Ned helps his grandmother clear out her attic, he finds a very unusual Victorian doll - she speaks! Ned and Lady Da... More

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    28th January 1999

    Harry's Mad

    Harry isn't very pleased when he inherits a parrot from Great-Uncle George, but Maddison is no ordinary parrot. Not only... More

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    3rd March 2011

    The Sheep-pig

    The Sheep-pig is one of Dick King-Smith's most famous tales. It shot to further fame when the film adaptation, Babe, was... More

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    29th January 2004

    The Fox Busters

    Flightless, helpless and often, frankly, more than a little silly, chickens are no match for the cunning, merciless foxe... More

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    1st October 2003

    The Schoolmouse

    Flora was born on the first day of term in the new school year, which might be why she's a very special mouse indeed - a... More

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    3rd April 2014

    The Twin Giants

    A brand-new format for this comic tale, which follows two tall brothers on their search for true love. Lottavim and Nor... More

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    6th March 2015

    The Rats Of Meadowsweet Farm

    Animal Farm meets Shaun the Sheep in this darkly funny story from award-winning Dick King-Smith with full colour artwork... More

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    29th July 1999

    Poppet

    Poppet is a little African elephant. When he is born, his mother warns him against mice because they run up elephants' t... More

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    26th September 2002

    Dinosaur School

    Basil Brontosaurus is teased at playschool by all the other little dinosaurs, who call him stupid. His mother tells him ... More

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    1st March 1996

    Harriet's Hare

    Hares don't talk. Everyone knows that. But the hare Harriet meets one morning in a corn circle in her father's wheatfiel... More

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    2nd February 2006

    Funny Frank

    "I've got a chicken that wants to be a duck!" Frank is a funny chick. Unlike all his brothers and sisters, he doesn't w... More

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    2nd May 2013

    The Adventurous Snail

    Snail on board! Siegfried loves to explore. One day his explorations take him on a big adventure - from his home in the... More

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    4th July 2013

    E.S.P.

    When Old Smelly the tramp mets Eric Stanley Pigeon, it's his lucky day! Old Smelly loves to bet on the horse races, but ... More

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    2nd February 2006

    Horse Pie

    Captain, Ladybird and Herbert - two Shire horses and a Suffolk Punch - are not pleased when Jenny, a retired seaside don... More

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    1st July 1999

    The Crowstarver

    Crowstarving was the ideal job for Spider - he was on his own - yet never alone, for all around him were animals of one ... More

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    15th March 2015

    Sophie Collection

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    4th March 2002

    Jungle Jingles and Other Animal Poems

    A funny collection of poems about animals published especially for World Book Day 2002.... More

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    2nd May 2016

    The Catlady

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    3rd March 2017

    Henry Pond the Poet

    Henry Pond is a toad who is also a poet. His gift is an uncommon one, his poems sweep the prize table at the Eistoadfod ... More

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    6th July 2017

    The Queen's Nose

    Harmony's uncle sends her on a treasure trail - which disappointingly ends in her finding a 50p piece. But the coin is a... More

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    6th July 2017

    The Sheep-pig

    The Sheep-pig is one of Dick King-Smith's most famous tales. It shot to further fame when the film adaptation, Babe, was... More

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    6th July 2017

    Martin's Mice

    Unlike most kittens, Martin doesn't like eating mice - let alone catching them. When he catches one by mistake he decide... More

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    6th July 2017

    The Invisible Dog

    A little girl who desperately wants a dog introduces an imaginary Great Dane called Henry into her home. Her wish comes ... More

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    6th July 2017

    The Crowstarver

    A reissue of a beautiful story for older readers in which bestselling author Dick King-Smith creates a fascinating pictu... More

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    5th October 2017

    Dick King-Smith's Book of Pets: Five classic tales from the master of animal adventures

    In this collection of stories you will meet a guinea-pig that can do clever tricks, the Queen's favourite Corgi pup, a s... More

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    1st July 1996

    Henry Pond the Poet

    Henry Pond is a toad. He's also a poet. His poems are famous, and he has many proud fans. Sadly, Victoria Garden-Pool is... More

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    1st June 2002

    Emily's Legs

    Emily was like her ninety-nine brothers and sisters, until she won all the eight-legged races at spider sports. People g... More

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    1st August 2003

    Aristotle

    Aristotle is a bold little cat who is always getting himself into danger. He lives with a good witch called Bella Donna ... More

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    2nd June 2003

    Lady Lollipop

    Lollipop is no ordinary pig. According to her young owner Johnny Skinner, she's the cleverest pig in the whole kingdom. ... More

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    2nd May 2005

    Lady Lollipop

    A pig character from Dick King Smith can be brought alive in this cleverly adapted stage play! Highly illustrated, it is... More

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    1st October 2007

    Twin Giants

    Lottavim and Normus do everything together: waking up, going to sleep, even sneezing. So when they reach the age of twen... More

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    1st January 2008

    All Pigs Are Beautiful Pbk With Cd

    It's true what they say: pigs are beautiful! Curious young minds will love learning about their habits in this picture b... More

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    1st February 2009

    I Love Guinea-Pigs Library Edition

    Explore the wonderful world of guinea-pigs through information, music and story! Dick King-Smith loves guinea-pigs - the... More

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    7th March 2005

    Finger-Eater

    Long ago, in the cold lands of the North, there lived a troll named Ulf who had a very bad habit - he liked to eat finge... More

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    5th July 2004

    Clever Lollipop

    Princess Penelope needs school lessons, but her governess refuses to teach her with palace pig, Lady Lollipop, present. ... More

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    1st June 2001

    I Love Guinea Pigs

    Relaunch of an award-winning non-fiction series. Read and Wonder is an innovative and highly acclaimed series of non-fic... More

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    1st March 2009

    I Love Guinea-Pigs Library Edition

    This is a study of guinea-pigs by one of the best-loved children's authors. Each book in this series is written from a v... More

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    1st July 2004

    The Adventurous Snail

    Snail on board! Siegfried loves to explore. One day his explorations take him on a big adventure - from his home in the ... More

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    30th September 1990

    The Queen's Nose

    Harmony Parker thought animals were much nicer than people and saw everyone as some non-human species. Her father, for e... More

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    30th April 1993

    Ace

    Farmer Tubbs takes a real shine to one particular young pig, so much so that he can't bear to send him to market with th... More

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    30th September 1992

    Dodos are Forever

    In 1650 A.D., Beatrice and Berty, a pair of dodos, were leading idyllic lives on an island in the Indian ocean, Happily ... More

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    11th May 1995

    Connie and Rollo

    Two tales about two kids each with a surprising way of speech. Where other babies begin with Mum and Dad, Connie begins ... More

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    1st September 1996

    Omnibombulator

    Omnibombulator is a very small beetle - so small that his parents give him a really long name to make him feel important... More

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    7th August 2008

    Ninnyhammer

    Peter is a young boy, living on a farm. One day, whilst out doing chores for his father, he comes across a strange white... More

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    3rd July 2003

    ADVENTUROUS SNAIL_ THE

    Snail on board! Siegfried loves to explore. One day his explorations take him on a big adventure - from his home in the ... More

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    5th February 1998

    E. S. P.: Eric Stanley Pigeon

    Old Smelly loves to bet on the horse races, but he never has much luck - until he meets Eric Stanley Pigeon, that is. Fo... More

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    5th February 2001

    Billy the Bird

    When Mary Mary finds her little brother Billy seems floating above his bed, with his nose, tummy and toes touching the c... More

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    30th September 1994

    Pretty Polly

    Abigail knows Polly is no ordinary speckled hen. It takes a lot of patience, but before long, Polly has learned to talk.... More

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    24th September 1998

    Thinderella

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    4th July 2001

    Poppet Book & Cassette

    Poppet is an elephant. His mother warns him against mice because they run up elephant's trunks, but Poppet makes friends... More

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    1st April 1999

    More Animal Stories

    This companion to ANIMAL STORIES features three new stories, two stories not previously published by Puffin, and ten oth... More

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    3rd January 1992

    The Mouse Butcher

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    1st June 1992

    The Water Horse

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    13th July 2002

    Lightning Fred

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    5th July 2018

    Sophie's Adventures

    Small but very determined, Sophie is everyone's favourite farmer-to-be! A bind-up of three classic stories for young rea... More

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    1st November 2018

    The Queen's Nose: A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of Dick King-Smith's enchanting children's story about Harmony Parker and her magica... More

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    8th June 2018

    Lady Lollipop

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    1st January 2016

    The Catlady

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    1st January 2016

    Paddy's Pot of Gold

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    1st November 2014

    The Finger-Eater

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    1st January 2015

    The Water Horse

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    1st January 2016

    Billy the Bird

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    1st January 2015

    Lady Lollipop

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    1st July 2014

    The Sheep-Pig

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    1st January 2016

    Funny Frank

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    1st August 2014

    George Speaks

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