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Davina Bell

  • 5 stars across 13 books
Davina Bell is a book editor and award-winning writer for young people. She's the author of a number of picture books including Captain Starfish, Oh, Albert!, Hattie Helps Out and Under the Love Umbrella, which have been published around the world. She is also the author of the Alice books in the bestselling Our Australian Girl series of historical fiction for middle readers.

Karen Blair loves to draw characters that are young, old and in between, as well as the wonderful creatures that we encounter in Australia - in the bush, the sea, the outback, or at home. She lives in Fremantle, Western Australia with her husband, daughter and cat, working from a studio which looks over a garden that attracts lots of local birds. She also teaches primary art which allows her to play with clay, sculpture and all sorts of other lovely art materials.
6th January 2022

How to be a Real Ballerina

From Davina Bell and Waterstones Award-winning illustrator of The Girls, Jenny Lovlie, comes a beautifully diverse and i... MoreHow to be a Real Ballerina

(13 reviews) Review
2nd February 2017

Under the Love Umbrella

Whatever you fear, come close my dear You're tucked in safe for always here And I will never not be near Because of o... MoreUnder the Love Umbrella

(12 reviews) Review
6th May 2021

I Love Tractors!

When Frankie McGee insists on borrowing yet another book about tractors, his mum crumbles. She begs him to read a book a... MoreI Love Tractors!

(10 reviews) Review
14th January 2016

The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade

The day before the underwater fancy-dress parade, Alfie got that feeling ... Sometimes it's hard to be brave. ... MoreThe Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade

(1 review) Review
12th May 2022

Tomorrow is a Brand-New Day

The follow-up to bestselling All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys. Good or bad, ... MoreTomorrow is a Brand-New Day

(1 review) Review
29th June 2022

What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say

WINNER OF THE ABIA CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2023A CBCA NOTABLE PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023I'm not bra... MoreWhat to Say When You Don't Know What to Say

(1 review) Review
5th May 2016

Hattie Helps Out

It's a busy day at Hattie's house. There's a lot to do before Dad's birthday party.Hattie is being very helpful, until i... MoreHattie Helps Out

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7th March 2019

Lemonade Jones 1: Lemonade Jones

There are a lot of rules that don't interest Lemonade Jones. No running in the classroom, not even in an emergency. D... MoreLemonade Jones 1: Lemonade Jones

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2nd April 2020

Lemonade Jones and the Great School Fete: Lemonade Jones 2

A haunted house. A giant rainbow slide. And delicious donuts from Clark Dark's dad's donut van. Lemonade Jones's school ... MoreLemonade Jones and the Great School Fete: Lemonade Jones 2

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