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Sara Ogilvie

  • 5 stars across 40 books
Richmal Crompton was born in Lancashire in 1890. The first story about William Brown appeared in  Home   magazine in 1919, and the first collection of William stories was published in book form three years later. In all, thirty-eight William books were published, the last one in 1970, after Richmal Crompton's death.
9th March 2017

The Detective Dog

When a crime needs solving, there’s only one dog for the job! Join Nell the Detective and help solve the mystery of the ... MoreThe Detective Dog

(61 reviews) Review
14th June 2018

The Boy Who Grew Dragons (The Boy Who Grew Dragons 1)


(59 reviews) Review
1st April 2010

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

Celebrating ten Biff-tastic years of this hilarious story about a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dream... MoreDogs Don't Do Ballet

(40 reviews) Review
10th August 2017

Izzy Gizmo

Meet Izzy Gizmo - a fabulously feisty new character from Pip Jones ( Squishy McFluff ; ... MoreIzzy Gizmo

(29 reviews) Review
6th July 2023

The Zebra's Great Escape

_______________ A TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK **'The year's most magnificent adventure' - Guardian** **'Fizzing ... MoreThe Zebra's Great Escape

(17 reviews) Review
17th October 2019

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

WH SMITH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019! Izzy and Fixer are back for more machine mayhem . . . While their fellow contestants at ... MoreIzzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

(15 reviews) Review
5th October 2017

The Wildest Cowboy

Way out in the West there's a town they call FearAnd only the roughest and toughest live here . . .When cheerful salesma... MoreThe Wildest Cowboy

(14 reviews) Review
4th October 2018

Dave the Lonely Monster

Monstrous beasts have feelings too!   This lively story of a lonely monster called Dave, who lives all alone in a retire... MoreDave the Lonely Monster

(14 reviews) Review
1st October 2020

The Hospital Dog

Written by the brilliant Julia Donaldson and stunningly illustrated by the award-winning Sara Ogilvie, T he Hos... MoreThe Hospital Dog

(14 reviews) Review
16th September 2021

Rules for Vampires: The irresistibly spooky Halloween treat!

Straighten your cape and sharpen your claws . . . being a vampire is harder than it looks! The spookiest story you'll re... MoreRules for Vampires: The irresistibly spooky Halloween treat!

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