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Nicola Davies

  • 5 stars across 111 books
    Nicola Davies is a zoologist and writer. She has written many children's  books on natural history topics such as the human body, whales, oceans,  bats, and flowers. She is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include The Promise, King of the Sky, A First Book of Animals, Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes, and the Heroes of the Wild series. She makes regular visits to schools and festivals, and is very active on social media - she lives in Crickhowell, Wales.
    17th June 2016

    Animal Surprises

    Discover the delights of nature with zoologist, poet and top children s book author, Nicola Davies. Learn how to draw an... More

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    7th May 2015

    Big Blue Whale

    Find out about the largest mammal on the planet in this fun, informative, award-winning picture book, part of the Nature... More

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    1st April 2017

    Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth

    Winner of the Margaret Mallett Picture Book Award, as part of the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards. From the award-winn... More

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    1st July 2015

    I (Don't) Like Snakes

    A bold, bright and fascinating Nature Storybook about one of the world's most hated creatures - the snake! A bold, brig... More

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    18th June 2015

    One Tiny Turtle

    Follow a tiny turtle's life cycle with this fun, informative picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. Follow... More

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    1st February 2012

    Just Ducks!

    From spring right through to winter ... there they are! Down on the river! Quack quuuack, Quack-quaack-quack... What do... More

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    7th August 2014

    The Promise

    A picture book of great beauty and hope about the power we have to transform our world. On a mean street in a mean city... More

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    4th May 2017

    King of the Sky

    A powerful and beautifully illustrated story about migration and the meaning of home, from the award-winning team behind... More

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    14th May 2012

    Poo

    Poo, if you'll pardon the lack of preamble and statement of the obvious, is natural. And equally natural is a small chi... More

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    1st April 2007

    White Owl, Barn Owl Pbk With Cd

    The little girl in this book has never seen a barn owl, but when her grandpa puts a nest-box high in the old oak tree, t... More

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    1st June 2015

    Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes

    This exciting non-fiction picture book introduces young readers to the wondrous (and invisible) world of microbes. Ther... More

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    18th June 2015

    Ice Bear

    An informative, gorgeously illustrated study of the majestic polar bear. An informative, gorgeously illustrated study o... More

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    1st May 2009

    What's Eating You?

    Explore the weird and wonderful world of parasites in this follow-up to the bestselling Poo. Every animal has a habitat... More

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    15th May 2017

    The Pond

    The Pond is a touching picture book about a young boy, and his family, overcoming the loss of his father. This colourful... More

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    3rd August 2017

    Dolphin Baby

    Follow baby Dolphin on his great adventure in the big blue ocean with this perfect first reference book, teeming with ne... More

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    2nd February 2012

    Who Lives Here?

    Curious young readers will have hours of fun peeking behind the flaps to discover lots of animals in their natural habit... More

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    1st April 2014

    A First Book of Nature

    An exquisite book that evokes a child's first experience of nature. From beachcombing to stargazing, from watching squi... More

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    1st June 2018

    The Day War Came

    A powerful and necessary picture book - the journey of a child forced to become a refugee when war destroys everything s... More

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    1st July 2018

    A First Book of the Sea

    A stunning anthology that blends poetry and information about the sea, from an award-winning team. From Nicola Davies a... More

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    9th August 2018

    The Pond

    There are lots of different plants and animals that live in a pond. Read this book to learn all about these plants and a... More

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    1st January 1992

    ELEPHANT

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    15th August 2011

    Discover Science: Oceans and Seas

    Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children's imagination while laying the foundation ... More

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    1st November 2012

    Talk, Talk, Squawk!: How and Why Animals Communicate

    A brilliantly funny look at how and why animals communicate. From the team behind Poo, Extreme Animals, What's Eating Y... More

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    7th February 2011

    Escape from Silver Street Farm

    Some farms are up in the hills ... or down long, winding lanes ... but Silver Street Farm is different - it's right in t... More

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    6th June 2013

    Whale Adventure

    'No use fooling yourself. The sharks got him.' Hal and Roger Hunt are hoping to have a whale of a time when they agree ... More

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    6th October 2008

    Extreme Animals

    From creatures bearing deadly weapons, such as bone-crunching teeth and deadly fangs, to champion movers like the jet-pr... More

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    1st November 2012

    Frozen Solid at Silver Street Farm

    Some farms are up in the hills ... or down long, winding lanes ... but Silver Street Farm is different - it's right in t... More

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    3rd March 2011

    Monsters of the Deep: An Augmented Reality Book

    "Monsters of the Deep" is a tour of the most spectacular creatures in the oceans: the biggest, the fiercest and the stra... More

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    2nd January 2014

    What will I be?

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    7th February 2011

    All Aboard at Silver Street Farm

    Some farms are up in the hills ... or down long, winding lanes ... but Silver Street Farm is different - it's right in t... More

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    2nd August 2012

    Crowded Out at Silver Street Farm

    Some farms are up in the hills ... or down long, winding lanes ... but Silver Street Farm is different - it's right in t... More

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    7th February 2011

    Welcome to Silver Street Farm

    Some farms are up in the hills ... or down long, winding lanes ... but Silver Street Farm is different - it's right in t... More

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    6th April 2012

    Discover Science: Birds

    Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children's imagination while laying the foundation ... More

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    1st August 2013

    Walking the Bear

    A child, a wild animal - and a life-changing encounter. An exciting new range of books in which children find solutions ... More

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    1st August 2013

    Manatee Baby

    A child, a wild animal - and a life-changing encounter. An exciting new range of books in which children find solutions ... More

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    1st October 2014

    Talk, Talk, Squawk!: How and Why Animals Communicate

    An exciting new edition of a brilliantly funny book about how and why animals communicate. From the team behind Poo, Ex... More

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    1st October 2014

    Deadly!: The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth

    Meet the animal kingdom's most competent killers in this fascinating natural history book. Stabbing and strangling, poi... More

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    5th March 2015

    The Whale Who Saved Us

    An illustrated arctic adventure with bowhead whales, based on a real conservation project, from award-winning author Nic... More

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    6th August 2015

    The Leopard's Tail

    An illustrated mountain adventure with Caucasian leopards, based on a real conservation project, from award-winning auth... More

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    1st November 2012

    What Happens Next?

    Lift the flaps and find out what animals do next in this fun-filled, stylish biology book. What Happen Next? is one of ... More

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    5th August 2010

    Grow Your Own Monsters

    Everyone has a sneaking fascination for weird plants that don't behave like ordinary plants. This fascinating book shows... More

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    1st January 2016

    Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little

    Exciting new edition of one of the six books in zoologist Nicola Davies' fascinating Animal Science series - the best bi... More

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    15th July 2004

    Star in the Custard

    Take a family consisting of twins, a kid brother, a dopey dog called Dylan and a kitten called Sid who is just finding h... More

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    7th March 2013

    The Lion Who Stole My Arm

    A child, a wild animal - and a life-changing encounter. An exciting new range of books in which children find solutions ... More

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    1st October 2009

    Gaia Warriors

    A book about climate change like no other - a collaboration between the inventor of Gaia Theory and an award-winning non... More

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    7th February 2011

    Spring Fever at Silver Street Farm

    Some farms are up in the hills ... or down long, winding lanes ... but Silver Street Farm is different - it's right in t... More

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    1st February 2011

    Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little

    A look at why animals need to be the size they are - part of the six book series about natural biology which started wit... More

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    1st September 2013

    The Promise

    A picture book of great beauty and hope about the power we have to transform our world. On a mean street in a mean city... More

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    13th September 2012

    Dolphin Baby

    Follow baby Dolphin on his great adventure in the big blue ocean with this perfect first reference book, teeming with ne... More

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    6th August 2015

    Bat Loves the Night

    Venture into the night with bats in this fun, informative, award-winning picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks ser... More

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    1st January 2016

    Survivors: The Toughest Creatures on Earth

    Exciting new edition of Extreme Animals, from zoologist Nicola Davies' fascinating Animal Science series - the best biol... More

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    11th April 2013

    Everything You Need To Know: Animals

    Readers' imaginations will be fired on every page with this wonderful single-volume animal encyclopedia. The book is arr... More

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    29th March 2012

    Rubbish Town Hero

    Chipo and his little sister Gentle live on Papa Fudu's dumpsite in Rubbish Town, searching for valuable things amongst t... More

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    2nd February 2012

    Who's Like Me?

    Lift the flaps and find out which animals are alike in this fun-filled, stylish biology book. Who's Like Me? is one of ... More

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    1st May 2015

    Surprising Sharks

    Find out what sharks are really like in this fun, informative picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. The l... More

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    5th December 2013

    Deadly!: The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth

    Meet the animal kingdom's most competent killers! Stabbing and strangling, poisoning and drowning, electrocuting, explo... More

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    1st January 2016

    White Owl, Barn Owl

    Get to know these rare and beautiful birds in this warmly illustrated non-fiction picture book. The little girl in this... More

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    1st October 2014

    Poo: A Natural History of the Unmentionable

    Learn everything you ever wanted to know about poo in this exciting new edition of a bestselling book. Hippos navigate ... More

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    7th April 2011

    A Girl Called Dog

    Dog wasn't really a dog, she was a human girl. But she was called Dog because that is what Uncle had always called her. ... More

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    20th May 2016

    Perfect

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    17th June 2016

    The Word Bird

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    2nd May 2002

    Pont Readalone: Stories from Abergelli Street

    This is a collection of five short stories for fledgeling readers - the latest in the PONT Read alone series. Delightful... More

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    2nd August 2012

    Discover Science: Deserts

    Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children's imagination while laying the foundation ... More

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    4th February 2008

    Up On The Hill

    All three stories in this collection deal with young children at a crisis in their lives. Maxy's mum is pregnant and has... More

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    17th June 2016

    Into the Blue

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    7th January 2008

    One Tiny Turtle Pbk With Cd

    Watch and wonder as one tiny sea turtle grows and grows, before she heads back to the beach to become a mother herself. ... More

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    8th September 2016

    iExplore-Ocean Monsters (AR)

    iExplore: Ocean Monsters is packed with fascinating information about the biggest, fiercest and strangest sea creatures,... More

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    15th September 2016

    The White Hare

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    2nd February 2017

    Animals Behaving Badly

    Meet five animals on their beastliest behaviour in this funny and absorbing narrative non-fiction title from award-winni... More

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    9th March 2017

    Elias Martin

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    9th March 2017

    The Selkie's Mate

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    18th May 2017

    Discover Science: Oceans and Seas

    Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children's imagination while laying the foundatio... More

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    1st November 2018

    The Eel Question

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    19th October 2017

    The Variety of Life

    Our planet is full of life! Did you know there are 400,000 species of beetle - but only eight species of bear? This ... More

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    5th September 2005

    Home

    Thrilling futuristic science fiction with an environmental slant. It's 2067 and the world has become virtually uninhabit... More

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    4th December 2006

    Ice Bear

    Huge, magnificent, alone, the bear moves through the frozen Arctic. Powerful hunter, tender mother, gentle playmate - it... More

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    1st April 2008

    Big Blue Whale Pbk And Cd

    The blue whale is the biggest animal that has ever lived on Earth. Curious young minds will love reading this sensuous e... More

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    1st April 2008

    Bat Loves The Night Library Edition

    Did you know that bats aren't birds, but mammals? That they sleep upside down? That they shout as they fly, using their ... More

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    1st April 2008

    Bat Loves The Night Library Edition

    Did you know that bats aren't birds, but mammals? That they sleep upside down? That they shout as they fly, using their ... More

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    1st January 2008

    One Tiny Turtle

    Watch and wonder as one tiny sea turtle grows and grows, before she heads back to the beach to become a mother herself. ... More

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    1st May 2009

    Just The Right Size

    A look at why animals need to be the size they are - part of the six book series about natural biology which started wit... More

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    1st July 2008

    Surprising Sharks Pbk With Cd

    Find out what sharks are really like in this fun, informative picture book and CD, part of the new "Nature Storybooks" s... More

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    1st November 2008

    White Owl, Barn Owl Pbk With Cd

    Get to know these rare and beautiful birds in this warmly illustrated non-fiction picture book with story CD.The little ... More

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    1st November 2008

    Ice Bear Pbk With Cd

    This is an informative, gorgeously illustrated study of the majestic polar bear, complete with story CD. Huge, magnifice... More

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    1st December 2008

    Ice Bear Pbk With Cd

    This is an informative, gorgeously illustrated study of the majestic polar bear. Huge, magnificent, alone, a white bear ... More

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    15th March 2004

    Oceans and Seas

    'Oceans and Seas' introduces the reader to the fascinating world of underwater life. Discover how oceans and seas differ... More

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    18th August 2003

    Birds

    KFYK is a highly visual, accessible and inspirational learning experience. Lively, engaging text explains the basics of ... More

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    4th June 2007

    Deserts

    Nicola Davies introduces readers to the fascinating world of deserts, from the scorching Sahara to the icy Arctic. Learn... More

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    21st September 2017

    Discover Science: Birds

    Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children's imagination while laying the foundation... More

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    21st September 2017

    Discover Science: Deserts

    Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children's imagination while laying the foundation... More

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    1st July 2000

    Tangled Webs

    Have you ever been walking down a dark lane and sensed a presence close behind you? Eleri Hurley has. It's a secret she ... More

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    6th August 2001

    Wild About Dolphins

    A thrilling insight into the lives of the most magical creatures in the world! Zoologist Nicola Davies is wild about dol... More

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    3rd May 2018

    Ariki and the Giant Shark

    A funny, touching and original mystery-adventure about a young girl living on a tropical island - the first in a new ser... More

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    7th March 2019

    The Wonder of Trees

    Did you know that there are over 60,000 tree species? This stunning book explores the extraordinary diversity of tre... More

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    1st September 2018

    Brave and the Fox

    Written by award-winning writer Nicola Davies, with artwork by bestselling illustrator Seb Braun. In the co... More

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    4th October 2018

    The Dog that Saved Christmas

    Jake is different from the other kids at school. He struggles when routines change and people's emotions are so hard to ... More

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    2nd July 2018

    Perfect

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    4th October 2018

    Flying Free

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    4th October 2018

    The Little Mistake

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    8th August 2019

    Every Child A Song

    When you were born, a song began... So begins this lyrical and unique non-fiction picture book by award-winning... More

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    1st April 2019

    Animal Poems: Give Me Instead of a Card

    With a space inside to write your own message, this charming poetry-pamphlet is the perfect gift for any time of year. ... More

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    1st April 2019

    Nature Poems: Give Me Instead of a Card

    With a space inside to write your own message, this charming poetry-pamphlet is the perfect gift for any time of year. ... More

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    2nd May 2019

    Hummingbird

    A Nature Storybook about hummingbirds, beautifully told and illustrated by Nicola Davies and Jane Ray. From Nicola Davi... More

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