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, All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors, Under the Love Umbrella, The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade, Oh Albert! and Hattie Helps Out. She is also the author of the Alice books in Penguin’s best-selling Our Australian Girl series, the Lemonade Jones series of Junior Fiction, and the Corner Park Clubhouse series (Middle Grade). Her debut young-adult novel, The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love, won the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards’ Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult Fiction.
She works as a children’s book publisher at Allen and Unwin 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.
Allison Colpoys is an award-winning designer and illustrator. Previously she worked at Scribe Publications as a designer and art director, and Penguin Books Australia as a senior designer. Her picture books include The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade, Under the Love Umbrella, If All the World Were… and All the Ways To Be Smart. Allison is represented by The Jacky Winter Group.