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Benji Davies

  • 4 stars across 52 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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    28th August 2014

    On Sudden Hill

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

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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 and hungr... 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

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    3rd June 2013

    Volcanoes

    Burst into the fiery world of volcanoes with this perfect project workbook - includes two pages of funky stickers ... More

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    10th April 2009

    Volcano

    An in-depth look at natural disasters, the causes and effects on people and landscapes... 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

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    22nd December 2015

    I Love You Already!

    From the creators of Goodnight Already!, Jory John and Benji Davies, comes another standout hilarious picture book about... 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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    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 picture ... More

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    9th January 2014

    Bizzy Bear: Playtime Park

    It's a sunny day and Bizzy Bear's going out to play in the park with his friend, Rabbit. Help Bizzy Bear play on the swi... More

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    4th July 2013

    Space Pirates: Stowaway

    When Sam's parents are stranded on Planet X, he bravely asks his neighbours, the notorious Space Pirates, to help rescue... More

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    1st August 2007

    The Nine Lives of Montezuma

    The charming tales of one mischievous cat from War Horse author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo. A cat... More

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    23rd April 2015

    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

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    23rd April 2015

    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

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    1st October 2015

    Bizzy Bear: Christmas Helper

    The Christmas rush is on, and Bizzy is making himself useful at the North Pole as one of Santa's elves. Join in the fun ... More

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    11th July 2012

    On the Moon

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    1st July 2017

    Come Home Already!

    From the creators of Goodnight Already! and I Love You Already! Duck wants to hang out with Bear. But Bear's gone fish... More

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    5th December 2013

    Bizzy Bear: Building Site

    Today Bizzy Bear's helping out at the building site so he puts on his hard hat and gets to work. Help him drive a digger... More

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    1st July 2011

    Bizzy Bear Off We Go!

    Bizzy Bear's off on holiday, but he has to take a taxi, then a train, then a plane before he arrives at the beach and ca... More

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    15th October 2012

    Railroad Hank

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    2nd February 2012

    Jump On Board the Animal Train

    The giraffes hooves click as he moves, The elephant's feet plod down the street, The tiger's tail swishes the ra... More

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    1st January 2015

    Bizzy Bear: Deepsea Diver

    Today, Bizzy Bear is off in his yellow submarine for an exciting underwater adventure! With clever sliders to push and p... More

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    18th July 2003

    Red Rackham's Treasure

    Herge's classic comic book creation Tintin is one of the most iconic characters in children's books. These highly collec... More

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    5th May 2016

    The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight: Book and CD Pack

    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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    26th March 2015

    Goodnight Already!

    A hilarious bedtime story from debut children's book author Jory John, and Benji Davies, illustrator of Storm Whale. ... More

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    1st May 2014

    Space Pirates: Treasure

    Sam and the crew of the Jolly Apollo have nearly reached Planet X and its treasure, but the dastardly Black-Hole Beard h... More

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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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    4th July 2013

    Space Pirates: Stowaway!

    When Sam's parents are stranded on Planet X, he bravely asks his neighbours, the notorious Space Pirates, to help rescue... More

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    2nd May 2013

    African Adventure

    'This man has promised to kill...' Hal and Roger Hunt are on the trail of a vicious man-eating leopard. Yet they are als... More

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    26th March 2014

    Bizzy Bear: Knights' Castle

    When Bizzy Bear arrives at the castle, the King and Queen set about getting him properly kitted out: he is given a helme... More

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    26th February 2014

    Bizzy Bear: Zoo Ranger

    Bizzy Bear's spending the day at Happy Zoo today, working as a zoo ranger. All young readers will love helping him take ... More

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    10th January 2013

    Bizzy Bear: Fire Rescue

    Bizzy Bear is lending a hand at the fire station when he receives an emergency call summoning the team's help. Join the ... More

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    7th May 2015

    The Giant of Jum: Book and CD Pack

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

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    1st October 2015

    Bizzy Bear: Space Rocket

    Bizzy Bear and his crew of intrepid astronauts are taking a trip into outer space! All little readers will love to join ... More

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    6th February 2014

    Space Pirates: Mutiny

    Sam and the crew of the Jolly Apollo are still searching for Planet X, where they hope to find Sam's parents and a whole... More

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    9th March 2011

    Bizzy Bear: Fun on the Farm

    Bizzy Bear is a busy bear today! He's off to the farm. Toddlers can help him count the ducks, feed the goats and find th... More

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    27th April 2016

    Bizzy Bear: DIY Day

    Bizzy Bear has a very special DIY project planned and he needs lots of tools, and help, to do the job. Young children wi... More

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    7th May 2015

    Giant of Jum

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    1st September 2016

    Bizzy Bear: Spooky House

    The ever-intrepid Bizzy Bear has come for a visit to a super-spooky Halloween house. As he climbs the rickety stairs and... More

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    6th July 2017

    Dino Parade!

    The dinosaurs lined up for a parade. Together they marched and thunder they made. The dinosaurs are having ... More

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    6th July 2017

    Farm Parade!

    A cock-a-doodle-doo started the show. The Farm Parade was ready to go! The animals on the farm are having a parade... More

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    7th September 2017

    Bizzy Bear: Ambulance Rescue

    Today, Bizzy Bear is working as a paramedic and when the emergency call comes in, there isn't a moment to lose! Help him... More

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    28th December 2017

    Come Home Already!

    Duck and Bear are BACK - but where has Bear gone? And what will Duck do without him? Duck just wants to hang o... More

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    28th March 2018

    Bizzy Bear: Racing Driver

    Today, Bizzy Bear is taking part in a big race - ready, steady, go! Turn the lights on to signal the start, help him spe... More

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    21st May 2015

    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

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    3rd October 2019

    All Right Already!

    Duck just wants to play with his best friend Bear... the final story in the hilarious Duck and Bear series from an awa... More

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    10th January 2019

    All Right Already!

    Duck just wants to play with his best friend Bear... the final story in the hilarious Duck and Bear series from an awa... More

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