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Nicola Davies - Author

About the Author

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author whose many books for children include Ice Bear, Big Blue Whale and King of the Sky . She is a Zoology graduate, an expert in whales and bats, and has worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. She lives in Powys

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Please note there are two children's authors called Nicola Davies which our systems are unable to tell apart. The books Star in the Custard, Shampoo and Seawater, and Stories from Abergele Street  are not written by this Nicola Davies. Apologies.

Featured books by Nicola Davies

The Promise

The Promise

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014.  This is a picture books of great beauty and hope about the power we have to transform our world. The Promise is the story of a magical discovery that will touch the heart and imagination of every reader, young and old. With poignant simplicity, honesty and lyricism, Nicola Davies evokes a powerful vision of a world where people and nature live in harmony. And Laura Carlin's delicate illustrations capture a young girl's journey from a harsh, urban reality to the beauty and vitality of a changed world.

Whale Boy

Whale Boy

9+ readers

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2013

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2014 - Best Story Michael, a young boy growing up on the tropical island of Rose Town, has been saving up for his own fishing boat for years. But when a terrible storm wrecks his home, Michael is forced to take a job working for a rich, mysterious newcomer named Spargo. Spargo asks Michael to search for one thing in the deep waters around Rose Town - whales...

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A Girl Called Dog

A Girl Called Dog

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2011

This is a spirit-soaring tale of adventure, friendship and belonging that will appeal to all lovers of books by Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl.

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Other books by Nicola Davies

Last

Last

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2020

A rhinoceros remembers his life before grey captivity, one full of colour, with familiar smells and sights. He thinks of his mother being slain by poachers. He has searched the zoo but cannot find another like him. He fears he is the last. He describes a joyless life for all the animals with him, before being rescued and brought back home. The colour is brought back into his life when he realis-es he is not the last. Last evokes a longing for home from the reader and a sense of hope for the future upon its ending. In her debut as an illustrator, Nicole Davies effectively and beautifully portrays the differences in mood and surroundings between the rhinoceros' life before and during captivity through her effective use of colour.

My Butterfly Bouquet

My Butterfly Bouquet

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

With breathtaking illustrations and a touching story, this dazzling picture book introduces young readers to one of nature's most magnificent and essential insects: the butterfly. See how a little girl recovering from poor health finds wonder in nature and delights in planting a garden with her father to attract a fascinating array of butterflies. Exploring the life stages of butterflies, their importance to our ecosystems and the revitalising power of nature, this book is a heart-warming information story for children who love the outdoors and all its incredible creatures. At the back of the book, discover tips on how to create your own wildlife garden to attract betterflies!

Ride the Wind

Ride the Wind

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2020

A beautiful, heartfelt story from the author of King of the Sky and The Promise. Javier has a secret. On one of his father's fishing-trips, he finds an albatross caught on the hooks; alive, if only barely. Against his father's orders, Javier smuggles the bird to safety and begins nursing it back to health. Every day, the albatross accepts a little more food - but she shows no sign of wanting to use her wings. And if Javier's new friend refuses to fly, how will she ever find her way home? With words by award-winning author Nicola Davies and dramatic watercolours by Salvatore Rubbino, this is the story of a boy, a bird and the meaning of home. Nicola Davies is one of the best children's writers in the business. Huffington Post

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2020

One of the prettiest works of non-fiction you are likely to see... It is ravishing. The Sunday Times From Nicola Davies, one of the UK's finest non-fiction writers, and from Jane Ray, one of the UK's finest illustrators, comes and exquisite Nature Storybook about ... hummingbirds! A hummingbird is smaller than your thumb and weighs less than a 20 pence piece - however you measure it, it's tiny. But every spring, hummingbirds that have spent the winter in Mexico fly north to make the most of the warmer weather. They nest as far north as Canada and Alaska; a 2,000 mile trip! This is the story of one spring migration: of a tiny bird, its amazing journey and the people it meets along the way. Jane Ray turns everything she touches to gold. Daily Telegraph Nicola Davies is one of the best children's writers in the business. Huffington Post

A First Book of the Sea

A First Book of the Sea

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Spectacular ... you can almost smell the surf between the pages. The Times Five stars - if you take only one picture book away this summer, make it this. The Telegraph From Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton, the multi award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots, comes a spellbinding collection of poems about the oceans of the world and their shores. With this book, children can swim alongside dolphins and flying fish, pore over rockpools and sail from pole to pole and back, learning about everything from phosphorescence and plankton to manta rays and puffins - all in the comfort of their bedroom. Emily Sutton's exquisite watercolours capture the breathless excitement of a child's first glimpse of the sea, the majesty of ancient trading ships and the sheer, staggering wonder of the humpback whale. The perfect companion to international bestsellers A First Book of Nature and A First Book of Animals, this book is sure to enthral and inspire readers of all ages. Ravishing ... the perfect companion to a seaside holiday The Sunday Times Just dive in and enjoy Sunday Express

Pretend Cows

Pretend Cows

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2020

Grow Secrets of Our DNA

Grow Secrets of Our DNA

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

From the award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots comes a new book exploring another fascinating area of biology: growth. A beautifully illustrated introduction to the concept of DNA for younger readers. All living things grow - every plant and every animal, including human beings. Some things grow fast and others grow slow; some things grow by tiny degrees, while others grow to be enormous. Yet there's something about the way we grow that links us all together. Ever since you were the size of a dot, your body has been following a set of instructions: a code, which connects you with every creature on the planet... With words from Nicola Davies and exquisite artwork by Emily Sutton, this groundbreaking book is certain to enchant and inspire children. Clear, direct, involving text, coupled with vivid, delicate illustrations, make for a truly special work of non-fiction. - Guardian on Lots

My Butterfly Bouquet

My Butterfly Bouquet

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

With breathtaking illustrations and a touching story, this dazzling picture book introduces young readers to one of nature's most magnificent and essential insects: the butterfly. See how a little girl recovering from poor health finds wonder in nature and delights in planting a garden with her father to attract a fascinating array of butterflies. Exploring the life stages of butterflies, their importance to our ecosystems and the revitalising power of nature, this book is a heart-warming information story for children who love the outdoors and all its incredible creatures. At the back of the book, discover tips on how to create your own wildlife garden to attract betterflies!

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