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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 Illustrator: Laura Carlin 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

Ice Bear

Ice Bear

Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Gary Blythe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2021

An informative, gorgeously illustrated study of the majestic polar bear. An informative, gorgeously illustrated study of the majestic polar bear. Huge, magnificent, alone, a white bear moves through the frozen Arctic. Powerful hunter, tender mother and gentle playmate - she shares this land of ice and snow with the Inuit people, who watch and learn from her. Come on an unforgettable journey into the world of the polar bear... Containing accurate information suitable for classroom projects and activities, this emotive, atmospheric picture book brings the icy grandeur of the Arctic to life.

Just Ducks!

Just Ducks!

Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Salvatore Rubbino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2021

From spring right through to winter ... there they are! Down on the river! Quack quuuack, Quack-quaack-quack... What do you know about ducks? I bet you know that they quack ... a lot! Well, discover much more in this book that's all about, well, just ducks! Learn all about which is a boy duck and which is a girl, why some quack louder and others more softly. Find out what they eat when it is cold outside and where they perch their bottoms to sleep!

The Wonder of Trees

The Wonder of Trees

Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Lorna Scobie Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2021

Did you know that there are over 60,000 tree species? This stunning book explores the extraordinary diversity of trees and forests - the lungs of our earth. A glorious celebration of trees by non-fiction specialist Nicola Davies, illustrated by rising star Lorna Scobie, creators of the beautiful The Variety of Life. There is something to delight on every page with fascinating facts and figures. This exquisite book will encourage children to treasure the world's biodiversity and help to stop it slipping away. With fascinating facts and figures and sections on: - Wood, Trunks and Branches - Leaves - Roots Bark - Tree Skin - Flowers & Cones - Seeds - Plants on Trees - Insects in Trees - Reptiles & Amphibians in Trees - Birds and Trees Mammals in Trees - Communities of Trees - Taiga - Temperate Woodlands - Dry Gum Forest - Cloud Forest - Tropical Rainforests - Forest Relationships - Gifts from Trees - People of the Forest - Forest Destruction - How to Plant a Tree

The Song that Sings Us

The Song that Sings Us

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2021

When animals talk, it's time humans listened: Harlon has been raised to protect her younger siblings, twins Ash and Xeno, and their outlawed power of communicating with animals. But when the sinister Automators attack their mountain home they must flee for their lives. Xeno is kidnapped and Harlon and Ash are separated. In a thrilling and dangerous adventure they must all journey alone through the ice fields, forests and oceans of Rumyc to try to rescue each other and fulfil a mysterious promise about a lost island made to their mother. A stunning environmental epic with cover and chapter illustrations by award-winning illustrator, Jackie Morris.

Big Blue Whale

Big Blue Whale

Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Nick Maland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2021

Find out about the largest mammal on the planet in this fun, informative, award-winning picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. Find out about the largest mammal on the planet in this fun, informative, award-winning picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. The blue whale is the biggest animal that has ever lived on Earth. Curious young minds will love reading this sensuous exploration of what a blue whale feels, sounds and smells like, and learning facts about a whale's size, life-span, diet, babies and more.

Ride the Wind

Ride the Wind

Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Salvatore Rubbino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

A heartfelt story from the author of King of the Sky, The Day War Came and The Promise, with an important point to make about male mental health. 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 a beautiful story about the power of empathy. Nicola Davies is one of the best children's writers in the business. Huffington Post

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