All the Ways to be Smart (Scribble / Scribe 2018) is a gorgeous, life-affirming children’s book that deservedly won the Children’s Picture Book of the Year in the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards.

Written and illustrated by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys, this colourful, rhyming story depicts all the ways a child can be smart other than intelligence, including emotional intelligence and kindness, creativity, problem-solving, curiosity, sharing, building things, drawing, imagination, caring for others, taking chances and risks, being a team player, enjoying your own company, as well as counting and telling stories. A joyful, sensitive and compassionate book with superb illustrations that represent diversity and difference.