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Benji Davies - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Benji Davies is an animation director and award-winning illustrator, whose picture books include the Bizzy Bear series, The Storm Whale and Grandad's Island, which was shortlisted for the Association of Illustrator's prestigious World Illustration Awards. He lives in London with his wife, Nina. Find him online on Instagram.

He lives in Hackney in London.

 

Featured books by Benji Davies

On Sudden Hill

On Sudden Hill

5+ readers

Author: Linda Sarah Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Birt and Etho are best friends. Together they play on Sudden Hill, making marvellous contraptions out of cardboard boxes. But then a new boy, Shu, wants to join in too. Etho is happy to welcome him. Birt isn't so sure. Eaten up with jealousy, he goes home and refuses to come out to play. Until Etho and Shu come to his house with the most marvellous cardboard contraption so far...A compelling story about accepting someone new, from the Benji Davies, the bestselling illustrator of The Storm Whale.

Other books by Benji Davies

All Right Already!

All Right Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Duck just wants to play with his best friend Bear... the final story in the hilarious Duck and Bear series from an award-winning team! Duck wants to play in the snow. But Bear thinks it's waaaaay too cold. Who will Duck hike in the snow with? Will Bear ever come outside?! And will these two neighbours EVER get along? A fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure about friendship and family, from the bestselling author Jory John and award-winning illustrator Benji Davies, perfect for boys and girls aged three and up - and everyone who sometimes needs a friend...

Bizzy Bear Book and Blocks set

Bizzy Bear Book and Blocks set

Author: Benji Davies Format: Undefined Release Date: 05/09/2019

With a set of nine picture blocks and a cute board book edition of Bizzy Bear Things That Go, this book and jigsaw block pack is perfect for little hands!

On the Moon

On the Moon

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Board book Release Date: 13/06/2019

Zoom to the Moon and be back by bedtime with this exciting little board book, combining illustrations by Benji Davies and real photographs of the Moon. Young children can discover what it would be like to fly into outer space, walk on the Moon and look back at Earth. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing in 1969.

All Right Already!

All Right Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2019

Duck just wants to play with his best friend Bear... the final story in the hilarious Duck and Bear series from an award-winning team! Duck wants to play in the snow. But Bear thinks it's waaaaay too cold. Who will Duck hike in the snow with? Will Bear ever come outside?! And will these two neighbours EVER get along? A fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure about friendship and family, from the bestselling author Jory John and award-winning illustrator Benji Davies, perfect for boys and girls aged three and up - and everyone who sometimes needs a friend...

Come Home Already!

Come Home Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Duck and Bear are BACK - but where has Bear gone? And what will Duck do without him? Duck just wants to hang out with his best buddy, bear. But Bear's gone fishing for a whole week. What will Duck do without Bear? And more importantly, how will Bear survive without him? From the bestselling creators of Goodnight Already! and I Love You Already! comes a fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure about friendship and family, from the bestselling author Jory John and award-winning illustrator Benji Davies.

Bizzy Bear: Racing Driver

Bizzy Bear: Racing Driver

Author: Benji Davies Format: Board book Release Date: 28/03/2018

Today, Bizzy Bear is taking part in a big race - ready, steady, go! Turn the lights on to signal the start, help him speed along in his racing car and zoom around the track. Then lift the flag as he crosses the finish line! But will he get there first? Another exciting title in this best-selling series, which encourages preschoolers toget involved in the storytelling.

Come Home Already!

Come Home Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/12/2017

Duck and Bear are BACK - but where has Bear gone? And what will Duck do without him? Duck just wants to hang out with his best buddy, bear. But Bear's gone fishing for a whole week. What will Duck do without Bear? And more importantly, how will Bear survive without him? From the bestselling creators of Goodnight Already! and I Love You Already! comes a fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure about friendship and family, from the bestselling author Jory John and award-winning illustrator Benji Davies.

Bizzy Bear: Ambulance Rescue

Bizzy Bear: Ambulance Rescue

Author: Benji Davies Format: Board book Release Date: 07/09/2017

Today, Bizzy Bear is working as a paramedic and when the emergency call comes in, there isn't a moment to lose! Help him speed along in the ambulance and switch on the flashing lights. Then, once he's rescued the injured cyclist, lift the stretcher and pull back the ward curtain for the doctor. Another exciting title in this bestselling series (over 2 million copies sold!) which encourages preschoolers to get involved in the storytelling.

Farm Parade!

Farm Parade!

Author: Thom Wiley Format: Board book Release Date: 06/07/2017

A cock-a-doodle-doo started the show. The Farm Parade was ready to go! The animals on the farm are having a parade and everyone is invited! Beautifully illustrated by the award-winning, bestselling Benji Davies, this exuberant pull-out novelty board book unfolds to reveal a bustling five-foot-long parade on shaped pages! Little ones will enjoy the rhythmic, rhyming story, and learning the names of the animals and their babies.

Also an Octopus

Also an Octopus

Author: Maggie Tokuda-Hall Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2016

Every story starts with nothing, so ... why not an octopus who wants to fly in a spaceship? A delightfully meta picture book that will set imaginations soaring. From Benji Davies, the illustrator of The Storm Whale and Grandad's Island, comes a metafictive story about ... how to build a story! First, a story needs a character. So why not a ukulele-playing octopus? And since this is a story, the octopus has to want something - maybe it dreams of travelling to faraway galaxies in a purple spaceship. But every character needs an obstacle to overcome, and when the octopus sets out to build its own spaceship out of glue, umbrellas, glitter and waffles ... well, he doesn't have much luck. Could there be another character that could help? Debut author Maggie Tokuda-Hall sets up a funny, smart and warm-hearted story all about storytelling, then hands the baton to imaginative readers, who will be more than prepared to take it away.

Bizzy Bear: Spooky House

Bizzy Bear: Spooky House

Author: Benji Davies Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2016

The ever-intrepid Bizzy Bear has come for a visit to a super-spooky Halloween house. As he climbs the rickety stairs and walks the cobwebby corridors, all sorts of creepy characters appear from doors and hidey holes. But where could he be going and what will he find there?

I Love You Already!

I Love You Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Duck just wants Bear to love him back... Another hilarious adventure from the team behind GOODNIGHT ALREADY! Bear is looking forward to a nice quiet day, relaxing all by himself. But Duck lives next door, and he loves Bear very much. And he can't wait to show him how much, with a fun-filled day out! Will Bear ever get to relax by himself? Will Duck ever get Bear to love him back? A fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure about friendship and family, from the bestselling author Jory John and award-winning illustrator Benji Davies.

The Giant of Jum

The Giant of Jum

Author: Elli Woollard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Fee! he said, and Fi! he said, and Fo! he said and Fum! Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy and hungry and he's off in search of a tasty snack. And the tastiest of all is a boy known as Jack! But Jack and his friends don't see a scary giant, they see a magically tall man - a man who can fetch lost balls and rescue cats from trees! Perhaps this hungry giant is softer than he seems...An incredible rhyming text and a brilliant, big-hearted twist on a classic fairy tale, this book sees the launch of a major new picture book pairing: the uniquely talented author and poet, Elli Woollard, and award-winning illustrator, Benji Davies. Also contains an important message for all: don't eat kids, eat cake!

Bizzy Bear: DIY Day

Bizzy Bear: DIY Day

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 27/04/2016

Bizzy Bear has a very special DIY project planned and he needs lots of tools, and help, to do the job. Young children will love helping Bizzy, Eric, Ralph and Freddy measure, hammer, saw and paint. But whatever can they be making?

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

Author: Elli Woollard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2016

When a kind young boy helps a strange-looking bird, a beautiful friendship forms. But what these two friends don't realise is that one is a young knight . . . and the other a young dragon! What will they do when they discover they are enemies and destined to FIGHT? The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight is a bold, funny and heartwarming story from a perfect picture book pairing; the uniquely talented Elli Woollard and award-winning Benji Davies. Fairy tale fun from the creators of The Giant of Jum.

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

Author: Elli Woollard Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2016

When a kind young boy helps a strange-looking bird, a beautiful friendship forms. But what these two friends don't realise is that one is a young knight. . . and the other a young dragon! What will they do when they discover they are enemies and destined to FIGHT? The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight is a bold, funny and heartwarming story from a perfect picture book pairing; the uniquely talented Elli Woollard and award-winning Benji Davies. Fairy tale fun from the creators of The Giant of Jum.

I Love You Already!

I Love You Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2015

Duck just wants Bear to love him back... Another hilarious adventure from the team behind GOODNIGHT ALREADY! Bear is looking forward to a nice quiet day, relaxing all by himself. But Duck lives next door, and he loves Bear very much. And he can't wait to show him how much, with a fun-filled day out! Will Bear ever get to relax by himself? Will Duck ever get Bear to love him back? A fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure about friendship and family, from the bestselling author Jory John and award-winning illustrator Benji Davies.

Bizzy Bear: Christmas Helper

Bizzy Bear: Christmas Helper

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2015

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 as Bizzy makes the toys, packs the sleigh and then helps Santa deliver the presents!

Bizzy Bear: Space Rocket

Bizzy Bear: Space Rocket

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2015

Bizzy Bear and his crew of intrepid astronauts are taking a trip into outer space! All little readers will love to join in with the countdown, repeat the rhyme and use the chunky mechanisms to launch the rocket into space.

The Giant of Jum Book and CD Pack

The Giant of Jum Book and CD Pack

Author: Elli Woollard Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/05/2015

Fee! he said, and Fi! he said, and Fo! he said and Fum! Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy and hungry and he's off in search of a tasty snack. And the tastiest of all is a boy known as Jack! But Jack and his friends don't see a scary giant, they see a magically tall man - a man who can fetch lost balls and rescue cats from trees! Perhaps this hungry giant is softer than he seems... An incredible rhyming text read aloud by actor Stephen Mangan, and a brilliant, big-hearted twist on a classic fairy tale, The Giant of Jum: Book and CD Pack sees the launch of a major picture book pairing: the uniquely talented author and poet, Elli Woollard, and award-winning illustrator, Benji Davies. Also contains an important message for all: don't eat kids, eat cake!

The Giant of Jum

The Giant of Jum

Author: Elli Woollard Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2015

Fee! he said, and Fi! he said, and Fo! he said and Fum! Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy and hungry and he's off in search of a tasty snack. And the tastiest of all is a boy known as Jack! But Jack and his friends don't see a scary giant, they see a magically tall man - a man who can fetch lost balls and rescue cats from trees! Perhaps this hungry giant is softer than he seems... An incredible rhyming text and a brilliant, big-hearted twist on a classic fairy tale, this book sees the launch of a major new picture book pairing: the uniquely talented author and poet, Elli Woollard, and award-winning illustrator, Benji Davies. Also contains an important message for all: don't eat kids, eat cake!

Goodnight Already!

Goodnight Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2015

A hilarious bedtime story from debut children's book author Jory John, and Benji Davies, illustrator of Storm Whale. Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbour. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear. How will Bear ever fall asleep!

Bizzy Bear: Dinosaur Safari

Bizzy Bear: Dinosaur Safari

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 22/01/2015

On a visit to the Dinosaur Wildlife Park, Bizzy Bear discovers some interesting footprints. Where do they lead and to which dinosaur do they belong? Another exciting adventure for the world's most intrepid bear!

Bizzy Bear: Deepsea Diver

Bizzy Bear: Deepsea Diver

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2015

Today, Bizzy Bear is off in his yellow submarine for an exciting underwater adventure! With clever sliders to push and pull, little readers will love to help him descend into the ocean, avoid the scary octopus on the sunken ship and, finally, discover the hidden treasure. A thrilling book for all fans of Octonauts!

Goodnight Already!

Goodnight Already!

Author: Jory John Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2014

A hilarious bedtime story from debut children's book author Jory John, and Benji Davies, illustrator of Storm Whale. Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbour. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear. How will Bear ever fall asleep!

Space Pirates: Treasure

Space Pirates: Treasure

Author: Jim Ladd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Sam and the crew of the Jolly Apollo have nearly reached Planet X and its treasure, but the dastardly Black-Hole Beard has hitched his ship to theirs and he won't buzz off. Maybe a trip into a deadly wormhole will scare him away? Maybe not. A fast-paced, funny series with gags galore, this is a chase through space that will have you cackling from start to finish!

Bizzy Bear: Knights' Castle

Bizzy Bear: Knights' Castle

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 26/03/2014

When Bizzy Bear arrives at the castle, the King and Queen set about getting him properly kitted out: he is given a helmet to try on, and a sword to practice with - and even his own horse! In no time at all, Bizzy is at the pageant and getting stuck into some real jousting! A lavish, medieval banquet is the perfect end to a very, very busy day.

Bizzy Bear: Zoo Ranger

Bizzy Bear: Zoo Ranger

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 26/02/2014

Bizzy Bear's spending the day at Happy Zoo today, working as a zoo ranger. All young readers will love helping him take care of the lions, scrub the crocodile and feed the penguins. A delightful book, with richly detailed scenes and clever novelty elements, that boys and girls alike will want to return to again and again.

Space Pirates: Mutiny

Space Pirates: Mutiny

Author: Jim Ladd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

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 load of treasure! This time they are joined by a new pirate. Goldstar is flashy and takes them to Pirate Paradise, before making them get rid of poor old Captain Comet. It's mutiny! But Goldstar is not all that he seems. A fast-paced, funny series with gags galore, this is a chase through space that will have you cackling from start to finish!

Bizzy Bear: Building Site

Bizzy Bear: Building Site

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 05/12/2013

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, a bulldozer and a lorry!

Bizzy Bear: Happy Holiday

Bizzy Bear: Happy Holiday

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 05/12/2013

Bizzy Bear's going on holiday, but he has to take a taxi, then a train, then a plane before he arrives at the beach and can set sail on his boat. Another fun slider book with lots to see and do - perfect for vehicle-mad toddlers everywhere!

Space Pirates: Stranded

Space Pirates: Stranded

Author: Jim Ladd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2013

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 load of treasure! But the dastardly Black-Hole Beard is on their tail, which is why they are forced to hide in the scariest, most deadly nebula in the universe. And get stranded! A fast-paced, funny series with gags galore, this is a chase through space that will have you cackling from start to finish!

Space Pirates: Stowaway

Space Pirates: Stowaway

Author: Jim Ladd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

When Sam's parents are stranded on Planet X, he bravely asks his neighbours, the notorious Space Pirates, to help rescue them. But they'd rather carry on bowling and singing space-shanties, so Sam has no choice but to hide in a barrel of alien slime and stowaway! A fast-paced, funny series with gags galore, this is a chase through space that will have you cackling from start to finish!

Bizzy Bear: Pirate Adventure!

Bizzy Bear: Pirate Adventure!

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 10/01/2013

Today, Bizzy Bear is packing his ship, hoisting the jolly roger and setting sail on an exciting pirate adventure! All little readers will love helping Bizzy steer his ship, dig for treasure and open the treasure chest.

Bizzy Bear: Fire Rescue

Bizzy Bear: Fire Rescue

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 10/01/2013

Bizzy Bear is lending a hand at the fire station when he receives an emergency call summoning the team's help. Join the fire-fighters as they race to the rescue in this action-packed story for the very young!

Jump On Board the Animal Train

Jump On Board the Animal Train

Author: Naomi Kefford, Lynne Moore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

The giraffes hooves click as he moves, The elephant's feet plod down the street, The tiger's tail swishes the rail, The bear's paws pad on the floor . . . And they follow us as we go! Join one little boy on a fantastic journey to meet the train. He's joined by bears, elephants, tigers and a whole menagerie of other animals but, when he finally meets the train, there's an even more exciting surprise in store. Kids will love turning the split-pages of this book to reveal the noisy friends hiding beneath. All aboard!

On a Pirate Ship

On a Pirate Ship

Author: Anna Milbourne Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2011

Climb aboard and discover what a pirate's life was really like. Sail the seas and sing sea shanties as you search for treasure, adventure and excitement, encountering storms, battles and more than a few colourful characters along the way.

When the Dragons Came

When the Dragons Came

Author: Lynne Moore, Naomi Kefford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2010

When a family-load of boisterous, bumbling dragons burst into peaceful Poppledown Town, there's sure to be trouble! Before long, the whole town is thrown into chaos. The local market is turned upside down, the library is louder than ever and the local playgroup has never experienced such disruptive pupils! Will Poppledown Town EVER be the same again?

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