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Sarah Davis illustrated her first picture book in 2008, and in 2010 she quit her day job and began illustrating books full time. Since then, she has illustrated 37 books and been shortlisted for 30 major awards in Australia and New Zealand. Her first book as author/illustrator will be released by HarperCollins in 2017. Now she's lucky enough to spend her days drawing wicked pirates, crazy llamas, cowardly dogs and other strange and wonderful things, and calling it “work”. She is totally ruined for any other career, and will hopefully never have a "real job" ever again.  She has an Honours degree in literature, and her love of language and narrative underpins her illustration work. She works across a range of media and is constantly experimenting with new ways to tell stories visually. She is an experienced presenter and in great demand as a speaker at schools, festivals and universities throughout Australia and internationally. She is an ambassador for Room to Read, and the Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (Australia East/NZ) Visit her website at www.sarah-davis.org  

Sarah is represented by the Gallt Zacker Agency in the USA and Frances Plumpton Literary Agency in New Zealand

in the works...

 

Zeep The Irresistible, written and illustrated by Sarah Davis, HarperCollins 2018

Wonky Circle written by Finn Davis, HarperCollins 2018

The Christmas Tree Tangle, written by Margaret Mahy, Penguin RandomHouse 2017

 

Picture Books

That's Not a Hippopotamuswritten by Juliette MacIver, Gecko Press 2016

Mending Lucillewritten by J.R. Poulter,  Lothian/Hachette Livre 2008

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairywritten by Sue Whiting, New Frontier 2009

The Fierce Little Woman and the Wicked Piratewritten by Joy Cowley, Gecko Press, NZ 2010

Sounds Spookywritten by Chris Cheng, Random House 2011 

Toucan Can! written by Juliette MacIver, Gecko Press 2013

Be Brave Pink Pigletwritten by Phil Cummings,  Lothian/Hachette Livre 2015

Look Out, Pink Piglet! written by Phil Cummings, Hachette 2016

The House on the Hillwritten by Kyle Mewburn, Scholastic NZ 2016

The Fearless Series:

Fearlesswritten by Colin Thompson, ABC Books/HarperCollins 2009

Fearless in Lovewritten by Colin Thompson, ABC Books/HarperCollins 2012 

Fearless & Sons & Daughterwritten by Colin Thompson, ABC Books/HarperCollins 2012  

The Marmaduke Duck Series:

Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jamwritten by Juliette McIver, Scholastic NZ 2010

Marmaduke Duck and Bernadette Bearwritten by Juliette McIver, Scholastic NZ 2011

Marmaduke Duck on the Wide Blue Seas written by Juliette McIver, Scholastic NZ 2013

Marmaduke Duck and the Christmas Calamity, written by Juliette MacIver, Scholastic NZ 2016

CHAPTER BOOKS

American Girl:

Aloha Kanani, written by Lisa Yee, American Girl, Girl of the Year series 2011

Good Job Kanani, written by Lisa Yee, American Girl, Girl of the Year series 2011

Saigewritten by Jessie Haas, American Girl, Girl of the Year series 2013

Saige Paints the Skywritten by Jessie Haas, American Girl, Girl of the Year series 2013

Grace, written by Mary CasanovaAmerican Girl, Girl of the Year series 2014

Grace Stirs It Upwritten by Mary Casanova, American Girl, Girl of the Year series 2014

Grace Makes it Greatwritten by Mary Casanova, American Girl, Girl of the Year series 2014

The Violet Mackerel Series:

Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plotwritten by Anna Branford, Walker Books 2010

Violet Mackerel’s Remarkable Recoverywritten by Anna Branford, Walker Books 2011

Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitatwritten by Anna Branford, Walker Books 2011

Violet Mackerel’s Personal Spacewritten by Anna Branford, Walker Books 2012

Violet Mackerel’s Possible Friendwritten by Anna Branford, Walker Books 2012 

Violet Mackerel’s Pocket Protestwritten by Anna Branford, Walker Books 2013

Violet Mackerel’s Helpful Suggestionwritten by Anna Branford, Walker Books 2014

Violet Mackerel’s Formal Occasionwritten by Anna Branford, Walker Books 2014

The Anti-Princess Club:

Emily's Tiara Troublewritten by Sam Turnbull, Allen and Unwin 2015

Grace's Dance Disasterwritten by Sam Turnbull, Allen and Unwin 2015

Bella's Backyard Bullieswritten by Sam Turnbull, Allen and Unwin 2015

Chloe's River Rescuewritten by Sam Turnbull, Allen and Unwin 2015

The Anti-Princess Club - Cruise Control, written by Samantha Turnbull, Allen and Unwin 2016

Educational Books

A New Friend, written by Carmel Reilly, Published By Cengage Learning

Fool's Gold, written by Heather Hammonds,, Published By Cengage Learning

The Guinea Pig Rescue, written by Pamela Rushby, Published By Cengage Learning

The Flood, Published By Cengage Learning

The Best Photo,  Published By Cengage Learning

The New Puppy,  Published By Cengage Learning

Visit to the Butterfly House,  Published By Cengage Learning

Balloons Go Pop!,  Published By Cengage Learning

Balloons Go Pop!,  Middle East edition, Published By Cengage Learning

Hide and Seek,  Published By Cengage Learning

Hide and Seek,  Middle East edition, Published By Cengage Learning

Granny Turtle,  Published By Cengage Learning

The World Around Me,  Published By Cengage Learning

The World Around Me,  Middle East edition, Published By Cengage Learning

The Four Winds,  Published By Cengage Learning

My Best Friend,  Published By Cengage Learning

My Best Friend,  Middle East edition, Published By Cengage Learning

Little Green Car,  Published By Cengage Learning

The Lost Doll,  Published By Cengage Learning

On the Hunt,  Published By Cengage Learning

Hungry Seagulls,  Published By Cengage Learning

Save the Maui's Dolphin,  Published By Cengage Learning

Grizzly, Written by Sue Murray,  HueberLektüren

Grizzly, Written by Sue Murray,  HueberLektüren

The Sky Readers, Written by Sue Murray,  HueberLektüren

A Second Chance, Written by Paula Smith,  HueberLektüren

 

 

I'm proud to be an Ambassador for Room to Read. They do amazing work developing literacy and gender equality in education to create a world in which all children can pursue a quality education and reach their full potential. During 2016, I'll be rewarding all Room to Read donations over $20 with a signed original drawing. 

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AWARDS

Mending Lucille

Winner: Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award 2009

Fearless: 

Shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2010

Winner: CBCA Junior Judges award, KROC, KOOL, WAYBRA, YABBA and KOALA Children’s Choice Awards 2010

Fearless in Love: 

Winner: KROC,  YABBA and KOALA Children’s Choice Awards 2012

Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam: 

Shortlisted for the NZ Post Children’s Book of the Year Award and the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 2011

Marmaduke Duck and Bernadette Bear: 

Shortlisted for the LIANZA Russell Clarke Award for Illustration 2012

Marmaduke Duck on the Wide Blue Seas: 

Shortlisted for the LIANZA Russell Clarke Award for Illustration 2015

Shortlisted for the NZ Post Children’s Book of the Year Children's Choice Award

The Fierce Little Woman and the Wicked Pirate 

Shortlisted for the LIANZA Russell Clarke Award for Illustration 2011

Sounds Spooky

Winner:  Aurealis Awards Best Children’s Picture Book 2011

Notable Book CBCABook of the Year Awards 2012

Shortlisted for the SCBWI Crystal Kite 2012

Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot

Shortlisted for the CBCABook of the Year Awards 2011

Honour Book CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2011

Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat

Notable BookCBCABook of the Year Awards 2012

Violet Mackerel’s Personal Space

Notable Book  CBCA  Book of the Year Awards 2013

Winner Australian Family Therapists’ Awards for Children’s Literature 2013

Toucan Can!

Shortlisted for the New Zealand Post Book of the Year Awards 2014

A Storylines Notable Book 2014

Violet Mackerel’s Possible Friend

Notable Book  CBCA  Book of the Year Awards 2014

Shortlisted  CBCA  Book of the Year Awards 2014

Violet Mackerel’s Helpful Suggestion

Notable Book  CBCA  Book of the Year Awards 2015