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Books by Nicola Davies

  • Poo: A Natural History of the Unmentionable

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: ARV2
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Learn everything you ever wanted to know about poo in this exciting new edition of a bestselling book. Hippos navigate by it, sloths keep in touch through it, rabbits eat it ... and most grown-ups prefer not to mention it at all! But however you look at it, poo is probably the most useful stuff on Earth. It comes in all shapes and sizes, and every animal has its own special sort. Find out what it's for, where it goes, what we can learn from it and lots more in this book, one of six in the Animal Science series - the best biology series ever!
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  • Surprising Sharks

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: ARW2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Find out what sharks are really like in this fun, informative picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. The last word you want to hear when you're swimming in the warm blue sea is "Shark!" But most real sharks are not what you might expect. Some are no bigger than a chocolate bar, some have built-in fairy lights and most wouldn't go near a human, even if you were wearing a sign saying "dinner"! So if you think all sharks are giant, man-eating killers, you're in for a big surprise.
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  • A First Book of Nature

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: AJLIF
    Paperback 5 years +
    This is an exquisite book that evokes a child's first experience of nature. From beachcombing to stargazing, from watching squirrels, ducks and worms to making berry crumble or a winter bird feast, this is a remarkable book - part poetry, part scrapbook of recipes, facts and fragments - and a glorious reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. Mark Hearld's pictures beautifully reproduce the colours of the seasons on woodfree paper, and Nicola Davies' lyrical words capture the simple loveliness that is everywhere, if only we can look. It is the winner of the English 4-11 Award. It is exquisitely illustrated by a top contemporary illustrator and written by an award-winning non-fiction writer. It encourages children to go outdoors to explore and enjoy the natural world.
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  • The Promise

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: AMMMV
    Paperback 3 years +
    But she finds she can't have it without promising something in return - to "plant them all". When it turns out the bag is full of acorns, the young thief embarks on a journey that changes her own life and the lives of others for generations to come.

    Inspired by the belief that a relationship with nature is essential to every human being, and that now, more than ever, we need to renew that relationship, 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.

    The Promise, written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Laura Carlin, has been shortlisted for 2015's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
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  • Every Child A Song

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BYYKI
    Hardback
    When you were born, a song began... So begins this lyrical and unique non-fiction picture book by award-winning children's author Nicola Davies. With tenderness and heart, Nicola introduces young readers to the universal rights that every child is entitled to under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Using the metaphor of song, the book opens with the arrival of a newborn and its unique 'song', then pans out to explore all the essential things that every song needs to thrive - love, protection, a home, a name, the chance to explore and learn. In the latter half of the book, the issues of child labour, exploitation and war are sensitively introduced to emphasise that we all must play our part in championing children's rights and offering support to those who need it most. With deeply moving watercolour illustrations by award-winning artist Marc Martin, this is a book that encourages children and adults alike to speak up for young people all around the world, and to treat one another with compassion and kindness.
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  • A First Book of Nature

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: AHBBG
    Hardback
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    This is an exquisite book that evokes a child's first experience of nature. From beach combing to stargazing, from watching squirrels, ducks and worms to making berry crumble or a winter bird feast, this is a remarkable book - part poetry, part scrapbook of recipes, facts and fragments - and a glorious reminder that the natural world is on our doorstep waiting to be discovered. Mark Hearld's pictures beautifully reproduce the colours of the seasons on woodfree paper, and Nicola Davies' lyrical words capture the simple loveliness that is everywhere, if only we can look. The colours of Nature's seasons are beautifully reproduced on woodfree paper.
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  • A First Book of Animals

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BXGEU
    Paperback
    A dazzling collection of poems by Nicola Davies, featuring over fifty different kinds of animals - beautifully illustrated by Petr Horacek. Nicola Davies, the award-winning author of A First Book of Nature, presents a spellbinding treasury of poems about the animal world, illustrated in breathtaking detail by Petr Horacek. Polar bears playing on the ice, tigers hunting in the jungle, fireflies twinkling in the evening sky and nightingales singing in the heart of the woods - there are animals everywhere. From blue whales to bumblebee bats and everything in between, A First Book of Animals takes you all over the planet to visit all kinds of different creatures. This book is a glorious celebration of life in the wild in all its variety and splendour, and belongs on every child's bookshelf. Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
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  • Bat Loves the Night

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BAGHS
    Paperback
    Venture into the night with bats in this fun, informative, award-winning picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. Did you know that bats aren't birds, but mammals? That they sleep upside down? That they shout as they fly, using their voice to find their way? Curious young minds will love learning about the life cycles of bats in this picture book which combines story with information.
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  • One Tiny Turtle

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BACWH
    Paperback
    Follow a tiny turtle's life cycle with this fun, informative picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. Follow a tiny turtle's life cycle with this fun, informative picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. Watch and wonder as one tiny sea turtle grows and grows, before she heads back to the beach to become a mother herself. Curious young minds will love learning about the turtle life cycle in this picture book which combines story with information.
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  • Lots

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BMWLZ
    Paperback
    "Clear, direct, involving text, coupled with vivid, delicate illustrations make for a truly special work of non-fiction." - Guardian. There are living things everywhere: the more we look, the more we find. There are creatures on the tops of the tallest jungle trees, at the bottom of the coldest oceans, even under the feathers of birds and in boiling volcanic pools. So how many different kinds are there? One, two, three ... lots! From the award-winning team behind Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes comes Lots, a beautifully illustrated introduction to the concept of biodiversity for younger readers. With words from Nicola Davies and exquisite artwork by Emily Sutton, this groundbreaking book is certain to enchant and inspire children.
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  • Ariki and the Giant Shark

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BPPJV
    Paperback
    A funny, touching and original mystery-adventure about a young girl living on a tropical island - the first in a new series. From multi award-winning author Nicola Davies comes a new adventure series, starring a young girl living on a tropical island in a sea full of islands. Washed up on Turtle Island as a toddler, Ariki has always felt different from the other children. But there's somewhere she belongs heart and soul: the sea, where she plays with dolphins, sharks, whales and turtles. One day Ariki catches sight of a strange creature in the water, bigger than any she's seen before - soon after, an enormous shark tooth is found on the sand. When a group of giant sharks start circling the shore, the island's fishermen are too afraid to go out to sea. Without fish the people will starve... Can Ariki save the day? The first in an exciting new series, this book is strikingly original but has the feel of a classic: Ariki's world is a timeless paradise, and children are sure to fall under the spell of this cheeky, charming little girl.
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  • Whale Boy

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: AGJBG
    Paperback 9 years +
    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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  • Ariki and the Island of Wonders

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BYHUB
    Paperback
    After getting lost at sea in a tropical storm, Ariki and Ipo discover an uncharted island and have a great adventure in the second book of the Ariki series. Ariki and Ipo are making the most of a beautiful day, sailing the sea near Turtle Island on a "borrowed" boat. They're too busy daydreaming to spot the grey clouds gathering overhead - but then a terrible storm breaks, carrying them miles from home. After days without food or drink, they are washed up on an unfamiliar island. The island is beautiful beyond belief: they see butterflies, each one lovelier than the last, lizards chasing across the rocks and, most wonderful of all, a gigantic blue bird with eyes that glow purple. When they meet another castaway, however, the children discover this island is no paradise - there are dangers lurking in the shadows! A nail-biting adventure with a strong message about endangered animals and human intervention, and a wonderful partner to Ariki and the Giant Shark. "Zoologist Davies's love of the natural world shines through in this wonderful book... Davies's prose is so evocative you can almost feel the sand beneath your toes." Mail on Sunday on Ariki and the Giant Shark
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  • Hummingbird

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BXMKK
    Hardback
    A Nature Storybook about hummingbirds, beautifully told and illustrated by Nicola Davies and Jane Ray. From Nicola Davies, award-winning non-fiction author, and Jane Ray, one of the country's finest illustrators, comes a spellbinding Nature Storybook about hummingbirds. A hummingbird weighs less than a nickel, less than a 20 pence piece, less than a 50 cent bit. Whatever way you use to 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, made by a bird smaller than your thumb. This is the story of one spring migration: of a tiny bird, its amazing journey and the people it meets along the way.
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  • The Day War Came

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BWVBW
    Paperback
    A powerful and necessary picture book - the journey of a child forced to become a refugee when war destroys everything she has ever known. Imagine if, on an ordinary day, war came. Imagine it turned your town to rubble. Imagine going on a long and difficult journey - all alone. Imagine finding no welcome at the end of it. Then imagine a child who gives you something small but very, very precious... When the government refused to allow 3000 child refugees to enter this country in 2016, Nicola Davies was so angry she wrote a poem. It started a campaign for which artists contributed drawings of chairs, symbolising a seat in a classroom, education, kindness, the hope of a future. The poem has become this book, movingly illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, which should prove a powerful aid for explaining the ongoing refugee crisis to younger readers.
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  • Animal Poems: Give Me Instead of a Card

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BWGVK
    Paperback
    With a space inside to write your own message, this charming poetry-pamphlet is the perfect gift for any time of year. The wiggling tails of lambs in spring; the chirruping song of crickets in summer; first two or three, then ten ducks hurrying your way in winter, "as if pulled by a string"... Nicola Davies skillfully interweaves fact and fiction in nine keenly observant poems, which celebrate a child's first animal encounters. Originally appearing in the award-winning collection A First Book of Nature, Hearld's richly-textured, nostalgic illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to her words, and are reproduced here in full colour. With a space inside the jacket for you to write your own message, this pocket-sized poetry pamphlet is the perfect present for any time of year - and comes inside a packet including an envelope, ready for popping in the post! "Nicola Davies is one of our finest writers for children about the natural world" - The Sunday Times
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  • Nature Poems: Give Me Instead of a Card

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BWGVJ
    Paperback
    With a space inside to write your own message, this charming poetry-pamphlet is the perfect gift for any time of year. Baby birds singing in the spring; bees humming on a summer's day; an autumn harvest of sweet, juicy apples; the "criss-cross patterns" of bare branches in winter... Originally appearing in the award-winning anthology A First Book of Nature, the ten poems collected here perfectly capture the simple loveliness of the world around us. Nicola Davies skillfully interweaves fact and fiction in her keenly observant verse, while Mark Hearld's pictures beautifully reproduce the colours of the seasons on woodfree paper. With a space inside the jacket for you to write your own message, this pocket-sized pamphlet is the perfect present for any time of year - and comes in a packet including an envelope, ready for popping in the post! "Nicola Davies is one of our finest writers for children about the natural world" - The Sunday Times
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  • The Wonder of Trees

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BUOOC
    Hardback
    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
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  • The Dog that Saved Christmas

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BRZYC
    Paperback
    Jake is different from the other kids at school. He struggles when routines change and people's emotions are so hard to understand. Christmas can be even worse and often the festivities are just too much to bear. But when Jake finds a little dog lost in the street he unlocks a connection he's never had before. Together Jake and Susan form a special bond that helps him to understand the world around him, changing his life for the better. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
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  • Spring Fever at Silver Street Farm

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BEODD
    Paperback
    Some farms are up in the hills ...or down long, winding lanes ...but Silver Street Farm is different - it's right in the middle of a town! It's springtime at Silver Street Farm, and all the animals are getting ready to have their babies. The downside is that Flora, who usually runs the farm, has gone to look after her father's farm and the three children are on their own. At first things go smoothly but then one of the pigs breaks into Flora's caravan to make a nice warm nest for her babies, the mother hen leaves a rooster to look after her eggs and even Buster the dog has a surprise in store...
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  • All Aboard at Silver Street Farm

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BEODC
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    Some farms are up in the hills ...or down long, winding lanes ...but Silver Street Farm is different - it's right in the middle of a town! It's summer at Silver Street and all the animals are getting very hot and thirsty. The three children who run the farm - Meera, Gemma and Karl - decide to hold a competition to see who can come up with the best scheme for getting water to the farm. The solution surprises everybody!
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  • Escape from Silver Street Farm

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BENQN
    Paperback
    Some farms are up in the hills ...or down long, winding lanes ...but Silver Street Farm is different - it's right in the middle of a town! It's busy at Silver Street Farm - the three kids are getting ready for the official open day and it seems like everything is going to plan! But then the star attraction - the turkeys - escape and Bobo and Bitzi, the Silver Street sheep, go missing. It takes a lot of detective work but the children eventually find the culprits - two very surprising turkey rustlers indeed!
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  • The Elephant Road

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BBZHP
    Paperback
    A child, a wild animal - and a life-changing encounter. An exciting new range of books in which children find solutions to problems through conservation rather than killing. One night, Wilen is woken up when his hut is tipped sideways by elephants! The elephants always travel past the village, which sits between two forest reserves, but recently, as land is cleared for crops, they have lost their way and are destroying the harvest. Uncle Denngu urges the villagers to sell the land to a mining company who will cut down the trees and get rid of the elephants. Wilen's grandpa knows it's a very bad idea but when he is killed by a cyclone there is no one to defend the forest. Wilen fears that all is lost ...until he hears about a scheme that pays local people to plant trees and look after them.
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  • Ice Bear

    Nicola Davies

    Product Code: BACWI
    Paperback
    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.
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