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Nicola Davies

  • 5 stars across 123 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.


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6th July 2023

The Song that Sings Us

When animals talk, it's time humans listened: Harlon has been raised to protect her younger siblings, twins Ash and Xeno... MoreThe Song that Sings Us

(11 reviews) Review
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... MoreAnimal Surprises

(10 reviews) Review
6th 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... MoreLots: The Diversity of Life on Earth

(9 reviews) Review
4th September 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, ... MoreThe Promise

(7 reviews) Review
6th October 2016

A First Book of Animals

A dazzling collection of poems by Nicola Davies, featuring over fifty different kinds of animals – beautifully illustrat... MoreA First Book of Animals

(7 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe Day War Came

(6 reviews) Review
6th August 2020

My Butterfly Bouquet

With breathtaking illustrations and a touching story, this dazzling picture book introduces young readers to one of natu... MoreMy Butterfly Bouquet

(6 reviews) Review
4th 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.There ... MoreTiny: The Invisible World of Microbes

(5 reviews) Review
27th September 2018

The Secret of the Egg

Discover the delights of nature with zoologist, poet, and top children’s book author, Nicola Davies. Follow the young ad... MoreThe Secret of the Egg

(5 reviews) Review
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