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Davina Bell
Author | Primary (All Years)

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 


Davina Bell at a recent visit to St Joseph’s Primary School in Springvale

Books by Davina Bell

COMING SOON! All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors

Frankie launches into all of the various, glorious factors that make up the love that he has for all tractors – but will he be able to bring his mum around?

NEW! Lemonade Jones and the Great School Fete: Lemonade Jones #2

Best Suited for 6+ years
Lemonade Jones’s school fete is going to be as sparkly and fun as a shook-up bottle of fizzy drink.

Sophia and the Corner Park Clubhouse – Cornerpark Clubhouse Book 1

Best Suited for 8+ years
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.

NEW! The Secret Life of Lola – Cornerpark Clubhouse Book 2

Best Suited for 8+ years
When lifelong friends Lola, Belle, Maisie and Sophia reunite at their beloved Corner Park Clubhouse for the winter school holidays, Lola has a great idea: they’ll enter the local drama competition!

All the Ways to be Smart

Best Suited for 4-7 years
Smart is not just ticks and crosses, smart is building boats from boxes.
Painting patterns, wheeling wagons, being mermaids, riding dragons . . .

Under the Love Umbrella

Best Suited for 3-7 years
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.

Lemonade Jones

Best Suited for 6+ years
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.

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