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  • 5 stars across 16 books
    Dick King-Smith, a former dairy farmer, is one of the world's favourite children's book authors. He won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for The Sheep-pig (filmed as Babe) and was named Children's Book Author of the Year in 1991. He is also the author of Walker's much-loved Sophie series. He said of these books: "Each time I sit down to write an animal story, I say to myself, 'What sort of animal?' and I answer, 'Pig!' Then I say, 'No, no, you've just done a pig story.' So I have to wait. And then along came Lady Lollipop!"

    Jill Barton, who lives in Devon, was highly commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal for The Pig in the Pond and has illustrated many other books for children, including the Baby Duck stories. She says of these books: "Lollipop is a pig with personality plus! My favourite pictures to draw were the ones where she gazes into the eyes of the Princess...'
    1st June 2006

    The Pig in the Pond

    Pigs don't swim ... or so it's said. A classic, much-loved picture book following the exploits of a hot and bothered... More

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    1st August 2005

    Nick Mack's Good Luck

    One of an innovative new series of linked stories designed to build reader confidence. Nick Mack's best friend,... More

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    1st January 2005

    It's Quacking Time!

    This work talks about delightful ducklings, excitable eggs and a celebration of new life - just in time for Easter! 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 . ... More

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    30th November 2000

    A' Chaparaid

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    5th February 1996

    The Pig in the Pond

    One day, Neligan's pig sits by the pond watching the ducks and geese play on the cool water. The pig gets hotter and hot... More

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    4th October 2012

    Puss Jekyll Cat Hyde

    Good puss or bad cat? Jekyll or Hyde? One and the same? Who decides? Puss Jekyll is the soft cuddly cat of the house ... 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 October 2001

    Baby Duck Stories

    These four delightful stories about the loveable Baby Duck treat topics familiar to all children in a humorous and reass... More

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