Notable Women- Celebrating Nature with a Nicola Davies Booklist

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Nicola Davis Booklist

I’ve been having so much fun sharing my Notable Women series with readers here at JIAB! In past posts I’ve shined the spotlight on (and explored the lives of) notable women like author Pam Munoz Ryan, American Revolution hero Sybil Ludington and activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.

This week, I’d like to share the many amazing books of one of my favorite authors, Nicola Davies.

“‘Seeing animals in the wild delights me, and it’s that delight I want to share with my readers.’”-Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies is an English zoologist and writer. She was one of the original presenters of the BBC children’s wildlife programme The Really Wild Show. More recently, she has made her name as a children’s author and has also written several novels for adults under the pseudonym Stevie Morgan.

Here is just a sampling of the many, many works of Nicola Davies

Non fiction Picture Books

Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature By Nicola Davies

This stunning book takes us through the 4 seasons and beacons us out into the natural world. From listening to the pond in Spring to seeing bird tracks in the snow, this exquisite column of nature poems captures the sights and sounds of a child’s experiences from building dens to planting acorns, watching the birds above and tasting a crisp apple. Children soon appreciate that whatever is outside their window they are free to venture and explore. Be sure and take a peek at a past book review JIAB did of this book and profile of author Nicola Davies.

Outside Your Window

Big Blue Whale

Nicola Davis

Bat Loves the Night

Nicola Davies

One Tiny Turtle

Nicola Davies

White Own Barn Owl

nicola davies

Tiny Creatures The world of Microbes. 

Tiny Creatures

Animal Science Series: This is a really fun informative and engaging series for ages 5-9. Illustrations are done in cartoon style by Neal Layton

Poop: A Natural History of the Unmentionable

Nicola Davies

Extreme Animals

Nicola Davies

What’s Eating You. The Inside story of Parasites.

nicola davies

Just the Right Size. Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little

nicola davies

Talk, Talk Squawk. How and Why Animals Communicate
nicola davies

Deadly, Animals That Bite Back

nicola davies


Fiction Picture Book

The Promise On a mean street in a mean, broken city, a young girl tries to snatch an old woman’s bag. But the frail old woman, holding on with the strength of heroes, says the thief can’t have it without giving something in return: the promise. It is the beginning of a journey that will change the thieving girl’s life — and a chance to change the world, for good. Here is the story of a magical discovery that will touch the heart and imagination of every reader, young and old.

Nicola Davies

Silver Street Farm Series

These are great early readers! Set on an imaginary city farm this lovely series showcases ethnic diversity of inner city communities. Told with lots of humor about their adventures. If your child likes animals, this is the series for them.

Nicola Davis

Welcome to Silver Street Farm

Escape From Silver Street Farm

Spring Fever at Silver Street Farm

All Aboard at Silver Street

Crowded out At Silver Street Farm

Frozen Solid at Silver Street Farm

Heroes of The Wild Series: (fiction/ non fiction )

Short, exciting novels based on real conservation stories and real people. Each written with an indigenous child at the heart of the story and with a post script detailing the factual back ground to the story.

The Lion Who Stole My Arm

nicola davies

The Elephant Road

nicola davies

Manatee Baby


Walking the Bear

nicola davies

A Girl Called Dog


Fiction for 5th and 6th grade

Rubbish Town Hero

nicola davies

Whale Boy


Gaia Warriors

nicola davies

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This money goes towards postage and supplies to keep books and ideas in the hands of young readers!

Are there “critter loving” readers in your house?

Experience the magical story of a family of foxes that took up residence right in the front yard of the author and publisher, Valarie Budayr. The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to our Garden offers an enthusiastically educational opportunity to observe this fox family grow and learn together.
The Fox Diaries
From digging and hunting to playing and resting, this diary shares a rare glimpse into the private lives of Momma Rennie and her babies. Come watch as they navigate this wildly dangerous but still wonderful world. Great to share with your children or students, The Fox Diaries speaks to the importance of growing and learning both individually and as a family unit. It is a perfect book for story time or family sharing. Not only can you read about the daily rituals of this marvelous fox family, there is an information-packed resource section at the end of the book that includes lots of facts and even a few “fox movies” that you can enjoy with your family. Grab your copy of this beautiful and inspiring book HERE.