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  • 5 stars across 4 books
    Davina Bell is a writer from Western Australia. She is the author of the award-winning picture book The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade (illustrated by Allison Colpoys), which won the 2016 Australian Book Industry Award for Best Children's Book from a Small Publisher, as well as the Alice books in the best-selling Our Australian Girl series. For six years she was a Senior Editor at Penguin Books in the Young Readers Division, where she worked with some of our country's most beloved children's book creators. Davina lives and works in Melbourne, where she still dreams about the Western Australian beaches while drinking a lot of very good Melbourne coffee. Allison Colpoys is an award-winning freelance book designer and illustrator.
    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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    3rd January 2019

    If All the World Were...

    A moving, lyrical picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when he dies, written by poe... 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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