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Davina Bell Davina Bell i(A112686 works by)
Born: Established: Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Davina Bell completed a law degree in Western Australia before moving to Melbourne to undertake the Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT University. In Melbourne, she co-founded the literary quarterly Harvest. In 2007, Bell began work as an editorial assistant at Pearson Education; she later moved to Penguin as a children's book editor. In 2020, she was appointed to the children and young-adult division of Allen & Unwin.

The author of a number of well-received children's and picture books, in 2018, she was shortlisted for the Text Prize for a manuscript about the end of the world.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 shortlisted Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

For 'The End of the World is Bigger Than Love'

2016 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Australia Council Literature Board Grants Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $20,720.00

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors Richmond : Little Hare Books , 2019 16851214 2019 single work picture book children's

'When Frankie McGee insists on borrowing yet another book about tractors, his mum crumbles. She begs him to read a book about something else – cars, planes, cranes, trains – anything! 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?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Three to 5 Years
2020 shortlisted Booksellers Choice Award Children's Book of the Year
2020 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Children's Picture Book of the Year
y separately published work icon All the Ways To Be Smart Melbourne : Scribble , 2018 14571374 2018 single work picture book children's

'Smart is not just ticks and crosses,
smart is building boats from boxes.
Painting patterns, wheeling wagons,
being mermaids, riding dragons …'

‘Every page of this book in joyous, imaginative and life-affirming … All the Ways to be Smart is a celebration of what childhood can be, and it will likely become a classic.’

Source: Publisher's blurb. 

2019 joint winner APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Children's Illustrated Book
2019 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Children's Picture Book of the Year
2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2019 shortlisted Indie Awards Children's
y separately published work icon Birthday Baby Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 13968035 2018 single work picture book children's

'Today is baby's birthday. Here come baby's friends. Hello! Shy baby. Friendly baby. Sunny baby. Lazy baby. Who else will we meet? This delightful story from a winning team perfectly captures a baby's birthday party.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Birth to 3 Years
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