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Davina Bell

  • 5 stars across 5 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.
    14th January 2019

    All the Ways to be Smart

    The third project from this dynamic partnership that celebrates the myriad talents that each child brings to the world. ... More

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    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... More

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    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. Sometimes y... More

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    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... More

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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... More

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