The Storm Whale

The Storm Whale

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2013-08-15

Total Pages: 34

ISBN-13: 1471115690

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The stunning bestseller by Benji Davies, winner of the inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize. Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, his father works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care for it. He tries to keep his new friend a secret, but there's only so long you can keep a whale in the bath without your dad finding out. Noi is eventually persuaded that the whale has to go back to the sea where it belongs. For Noi, even though he can't keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better - the perfect gift from one friend to another. 'A future classic and a must have for the discerning picture book fan' The Booksniffer 'The Storm Whale is an evocative portrayal of a child's need for friendship, told through the sparest of text and imagery in this beautiful picture book' The ReadingZone 'The Storm Whale is one of those rare picture books that evokes loneliness with such fragility, and that conveys such feeling and beauty that it cannot fail to move its readers… an absolute gem, do not miss out' Library Mice 'I have to admit that I was fighting back tears by the end. It's just so incredibly sweet and really pulls the heart strings!' Being Mrs C 'Charming and engaging this book gives lots of scope for child to adult discussion about feeling lonely and saying goodbye to something loved' Love All Blogs 'Poignant, sensitive and understated […] this is a not to be missed tale where the narrative thrust and emotional span transcends the simplicity of its words' Droplets of Ink Other books from the World of the Storm Whale: The Storm Whale in Winter Grandma Bird *NEW* The Great Storm Whale Also by Benji Davies: Grandad's Island On Sudden Hill, written by Linda Sarah When the Dragons Came, written by Naomi Kefford and Lynne Moore Jump on Board the Animal Train, written by Naomi Kefford and Lynne Moore


The Storm Whale in Winter

The Storm Whale in Winter

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2016-09-22

Total Pages: 32

ISBN-13: 1471119998

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A follow-up to the best-selling The Storm Whale, winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize in association with the Evening Standard. It’s winter time and Noi’s island is covered in a blanket of snow. Even the sea is icing over. Noi is worried about the little whale he saved last summer: Can he survive the harsh conditions? Little does Noi know that it’s the little whale’s turn to save him. A magical and touching story about a lasting friendship. A truly beautiful work packing a real emotional punch. ‘At the heart of this emotionally charged story is the joy of a lasting friendship, tender and true’ Fiona Noble for The Bookseller, Children’s Book of the Month


Grandma Bird

Grandma Bird

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2018-10-18

Total Pages: 32

ISBN-13: 1471171817

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A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale. Noi isn’t at all sure about staying at Grandma’s. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there’s not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in and the grass grows sideways . . . But that’s before Noi gets swept up in the dramatic rescue that will mark the beginning of their touching new friendship.


Storm Whale

Storm Whale

Author: Sarah Brennan

Publisher:

Published: 2018-07

Total Pages: 32

ISBN-13: 9781910646281

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Children and adults alike will be transported to beachside holidays of long ago, feel the wind in their hair and taste the salt spray, as the girls battle against huge odds to save something precious and vulnerable --


On Sudden Hill

On Sudden Hill

Author: Linda Sarah

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2014-08-28

Total Pages: 36

ISBN-13: 1471119300

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Birt and Etho are best friends, they play on Sudden Hill, making marvellous contraptions out of cardboard boxes. But then a new boy, Shu, wants to join in too. Birt isn't sure that he wants Shu to join them. Eaten up with jealousy, he goes home and refuses to come out to play. Until Etho and Shu come to his house with the most marvellous cardboard contraption so far... A compelling story about accepting someone new, written by Linda Sarah and illustrated by Benji Davies, the bestselling illustrator of The Storm Whale series. Also by Linda Sarah: The Secret Sky Garden, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers Tom's Magnificent Machines, illustrated by Ben Mantle Also illustrated by Benji Davies: When the Dragons Came, written by Naomi Kefford and Lynne Moore Jump On Board the Animal Train, written by Naomi Kefford and Lynne Moore Written and illustrated by Benji Davies: The Storm Whale The Storm Whale in Winter Grandma Bird Grandad's Island


Grandad's Island

Grandad's Island

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2015-07-02

Total Pages: 36

ISBN-13: 1471119963

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After the phenomenal success of The Storm Whale and On Sudden Hill, this new book by Benji Davies deals with the emotional topic of losing a grandparent. Subtly told, this beautifully illustrated book tackles a difficult subject with great sensitivity and depth. At the bottom of Syd’s garden, through the gate and past the tree, is Grandad’s house. Syd can let himself in any time he likes. But one day when Syd comes to call, Grandad isn’t in any of the usual places. He’s in the attic, where he ushers Syd through a door, and the two of them journey to a wild, beautiful island awash in color where Grandad decides he will remain. So Syd hugs Grandad one last time and sets sail for home. Visiting Grandad’s house at the bottom of the garden again, he finds it just the same as it’s always been — except that Grandad isn’t there anymore. Sure to provide comfort to young children struggling to understand loss, Benji Davies’s tale is a sensitive and beautiful reminder that our loved ones live on in our memories long after they’re gone. Praise for Grandad's Island: 'Davies’s elegantly rough illustrations, evoking a child’s paintings, tap into the imagination of death with little fuss, and his story declines to offer kids instruction on how to feel. Indeed, Grandad’s Island doesn’t mention death at all, but is deeply in touch with the ways in which loss and abundance commingle in the mind, correcting and assuaging each other.' The New York Times Book Review 'The creator of The Storm Whale (2014) offers another thoughtful picture book guaranteed to spark discussion...Recommend to young families dealing with loss, especially those who prefer to gloss over the scientific realities.' Booklist Online 'As with The Storm Whale, Davies offers a story of loneliness and togetherness distinguished by understated, deeply felt emotions and a nautical milieu.' Publishers Weekly 'This book is innovative and useful as a way to talk about the idea of loss—without ever referring to actual death. Parents and educators can use this to talk with a child about how it’s normal to be sad and miss loved ones...Cheerful, brightly colored illustrations make this a fine choice to use with the youngest of audiences. Since death isn’t directly specified, this title also works for when a child’s loved one is moving far away. An excellent vehicle to gently approach the topic of loss. Recommended for collections needing these types of materials.' School Library Journal 'Grandad's Island by British author-illustrator Benji Davies (The Storm Whale; Bizzy Bear series) celebrates a close grandfather-grandson relationship with warmth and style. Whether it's read as a picture book about love, loss or just missing someone who isn't around anymore, it's a charmer. Cheerful cinematic spreads invite young readers into all sorts of intriguing places, from a cozy attic full of curiosities like a turtle teapot, to a vast ship's deck, to the deep jungle of an island paradise.' Shelf Awareness for Readers 'A resonant, layered tale that will only gain in texture as its readers get older.' USA Today Books from the World of the Storm Whale: The Storm Whale The Storm Whale in Winter Grandma Bird Also by Benji Davies: On Sudden Hill, written by Linda Sarah When the Dragons Came, written by Naomi Kefford and Lynne Moore Jump on Board the Animal Train, written by Naomi Kefford and Lynne Moore


The Grotlyn

The Grotlyn

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Published: 2017-09-07

Total Pages: 32

ISBN-13: 0008212740

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A stunningly illustrated picture book full of mystery and suspense, from the bestselling author of THE STORM WHALE and GRANDAD’S ISLAND.


The Snowflake

The Snowflake

Author: Benji Davies

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

Published: 2022-10-13

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780008212834

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An enchanting and timeless winter tale from one of today's most celebrated picture book stars. From award-winning and bestselling picture book creator Benji Davies, comes a brand-new Christmas classic... High, high up in the clouds a tiny snowflake is made. Perfectly small, fluffy, crystal and white, it tumbles and bounces inside the cloud. But then she begins to fall... Exquisitely told and beautifully illustrated, The Snowflake tells the tale of one snowflake and one little girl - both longing for something and looking for their own special place in the world. The Snowflake is an utterly unforgettable and classic picture book from the multi-award winning and internationally bestselling picture-book creator, Benji Davies. Twice winner of Oscar's Book Prize "An author-illustrator destined to be one of this generation's great talents" - Huffington Post


The Fisherman & the Whale

The Fisherman & the Whale

Author: Jessica Lanan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2019-05-14

Total Pages: 48

ISBN-13: 1534415750

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Jessica Lanan’s dreamy and dramatic watercolor paintings bring to life a wordless story about wonder in the natural world. A fisherman takes his son for a trip out on the water. When they encounter a whale entangled at sea, they realize a connection that transcends the animal kingdom.


The Way the Storm Stops

The Way the Storm Stops

Author: Michelle Meadows

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 2003-10

Total Pages: 40

ISBN-13: 9780805065954

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A gentle story that turns a booming thunderstorm into a soothing lullaby "Pitter, pitter Plam, plam On my windowpane- Hiss, hiss Tatter, tatter Falls the pounding rain" Thunderstorms make the most exciting sounds, though they can sometimes be a little scary, especially for small children. Mommies also make wonderful sounds, but they are warm and safe and the best comfort of all at the end of a blustery day. This lyrical, rhythmic bedtime story takes the fear out of the unexpected and provides a reassuring antidote for children. A wonderful read-aloud that preschoolers will enjoy.