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Davina Bell is a writer for young people of many ages, and a children’s book editor. Her award-winning and notable picture books include All the Ways To Be Smart, Under the Love Umbrella and The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade. She is also the author of the Lemonade Jones series, the Alice books in the Our Australian Girl series, and a young-adult novel that was shortlisted for the Text Prize and will be published in 2020. Having been a Senior Editor at Penguin Books, she now works on the children’s list at Affirm Press in Melbourne. A lover of words and ideas in many forms, Davina regularly travels the country, speaking to children and adults about books and writing. The magic of picture books continues to enchant her.
Tour Dates: Davina will be in Sydney on Friday 30th August 2019
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Books by Davina Bell
Sophia and her lifelong best friends, Belle, Maisie and Lola, are reunited at their old favourite hangout – the Corner Park Clubhouse – after their first term at different high schools. But it soon becomes obvious that, in spite of pinkie swears and promises, they’re drifting apart.
Smart is not just ticks and crosses, smart is building boats from boxes.
Painting patterns, wheeling wagons, being mermaids, riding dragons . . .
From this award-winning creative duo comes a stunning celebration of the joy and comfort that love can bring – wherever we roam in the big, wild world.
There are a lot of rules that don’t interest Lemonade Jones. No running in the classroom, not even in an emergency. Dangerous animals should be in cages.
The day before the underwater fancy-dress parade, Alfie got that feeling …
Sometimes it’s hard to be brave. Sometimes you get that feeling. Sometimes you’re just not ready . . . until, one day, you are.
It’s 1918 and Alice’s deepest wish is to be a professional ballerina. But as World War One tears her family apart, a battle is being fought in her heart.