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Benji Davies

  • 5 stars across 51 books
    Benji Davies Biography
    Benji Davies is an illustrator, author and animation director best known for illustrating the Bizzy Bear series of books. The first picture book he wrote was The Storm Whale which won the Oscar’s Book Prize and was Dutch Picture Book Of The Year 2017. His second, Grandad’s Island, won the children’s book category of the AOI World Illustration Awards 2015 and was crowned Best Picture Book and overall Children’s Book of the Year at the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards 2015.

    He has always loved drawing, and seeing his work in print is a childhood ambition fulfilled. Benji studied animation at university, and has since worked on a range of projects from picture books and animated short films to music videos, commercials and title sequences. His books have been translated into many languages and sold around the world.

    He lives in east London with his wife and daughter.

    Our favourite Benji Davies Book Characters
    Jack - from the Giant of Jum
    Noi - from The Storm Whale
    Bizzy - from the Bizzy Bear series
    27th May 2010

    When the Dragons Came

    When a family-load of boisterous, bumbling dragons burst into peaceful Poppledown Town, there's sure to be trouble! Befo... More

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    5th February 2007

    Why the Whales Came

    An exciting historical adventure from War Horse author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo. Gracie and her... More

    (6 reviews)
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    5th May 2016

    The Giant of Jum

    "Fee!" he said, and "Fi!" he said, and "Fo!" he said and "Fum!" Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy a... More

    (6 reviews)
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    28th August 2014

    On Sudden Hill

    Birt and Etho are best friends, they play on Sudden Hill, making marvellous contraptions out of cardboard boxes. But the... More

    (5 reviews)
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    31st January 2018

    Mr. Small

    Mr Small was very small. Probably the smallest person you've ever seen in your whole life. Or perhaps the smallest perso... More

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    26th April 2016

    The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

    When a kind young boy helps a strange-looking bird, a beautiful friendship forms. But what these two friends don't rea... More

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    10th May 2012

    Winston Was Worried

    Poor Winston's too busy to play with his friends - he is off to the vet with a great big splinter in his paw, and ther... More

    (3 reviews)
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    31st December 2015

    I Love You Already!

    Duck just wants Bear to love him back... Another hilarious adventure from the team behind GOODNIGHT ALREADY! ... More

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    5th January 2017

    Also an Octopus

    Every story starts with nothing, so ... why not an octopus who wants to fly in a spaceship? A delightfully meta pict... More

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    22nd October 2014

    Volcano & Earthquake

    What happens when volcanoes erupt and why do earthquakes hit particular places? What was it like in Pompeii when Vesuv... More

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