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Benji Davies

  • 5 stars across 14 books
    Benji Davies Biography
    Benji Davies is an illustrator, author and animation director best known for illustrating the Bizzy Bear series of books. The first picture book he wrote was The Storm Whale which won the Oscar’s Book Prize and was Dutch Picture Book Of The Year 2017. His second, Grandad’s Island, won the children’s book category of the AOI World Illustration Awards 2015 and was crowned Best Picture Book and overall Children’s Book of the Year at the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards 2015.

    He has always loved drawing, and seeing his work in print is a childhood ambition fulfilled. Benji studied animation at university, and has since worked on a range of projects from picture books and animated short films to music videos, commercials and title sequences. His books have been translated into many languages and sold around the world.

    He lives in east London with his wife and daughter.

    Our favourite Benji Davies Book Characters
    Jack - from the Giant of Jum
    Noi - from The Storm Whale
    Bizzy - from the Bizzy Bear series
    15th August 2013

    The Storm Whale

    The stunning bestseller by Benji Davies, winner of the inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize. Noi and his fat... More

    (28 reviews)
    22nd September 2016

    The Storm Whale in Winter

    A follow-up to the best-selling The Storm Whale , winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize in asso... More

    (27 reviews)
    9th January 2020


    Sometimes the biggest stories come from the smallest beginnings... Winner of the 2020 Oscar's Book Prize! ... More

    (24 reviews)
    2nd July 2015

    Grandad's Island

    After the phenomenal success of The Storm Whale and On Sudden Hill , this new book by Benji Davies deals with t... More

    (22 reviews)
    15th October 2020

    The Snowflake

    An enchanting and timeless winter tale from one of today's most celebrated picture book stars. ... More

    (20 reviews)
    18th October 2018

    Grandma Bird

    A tender and heart-warming story about the growing relationship between a boy and his grandmother, set in the world of... More

    (19 reviews)
    7th September 2017

    The Grotlyn

    A stunningly illustrated picture book full of mystery and suspense, from the bestselling author of THE STORM WHALE and... More

    (14 reviews)
    30th April 2004

    On the Moon

    Combining full-colour illustrations with NASA photographs from the surface of the moon, this illustrated picture book ta... More

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    21st July 2011

    Bizzy Bear: Let's Get to Work!

    Introducing Bizzy Bear, the busiest bear on the block! With chunky sliders to push and pull, these robust little board b... More

    (0 reviews)
    12th October 2017

    Morfil y Storm

    benji davies international edition... More

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    • Grandad's Island

      Grandad's Island

      My favourite book ever. I love the adventure story of the boy and his Grandad going through his attic and ending up in a jungle. The book is beautiful...

    • The Grotlyn

      The Grotlyn

      This is a fantastic book with a spooky mystery that captivated both my 3 and 7 year old. The use of rhyme to conjure images of things that go ‘bump in...

    • The Storm Whale

      The Storm Whale

      The illustrations were bold and told the story well. I love the ones of the boy hugging his father.

      I enjoyed the story of the relationship the boy...

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