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Violet Mackerel book coverViolet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot

By Anna Branford

Illustrated by Sarah Davis

Introducing the gorgeous Violet Mackerel, a character who girls 5 + are going to fall in love with. Violet Mackerel thinks she would QUITE LIKE to own the blue china bird at the Saturday markets. This is not just a SILLY WISH. It is instead the start of a VERY IMPORTANT idea. But what she needs is a PLOT. A BRILLIANT plot. Introducing readers to a new warm and loveable character, Violet Mackerelís Brilliant Plot is a story not to be missed.

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Violet Mackerel book coverViolet Mackerel's Remarkable Recovery

By Anna Branford

Illustrated by Sarah Davis†

Join Violet Mackerel for another warm story as she discovers The Theory of Giving Small Things. VIOLET MACKEREL has to have her tonsils out. Violet does NOT think this is a good idea. She prefers NOT to have things taken out. But the tonsils have to go. And thatís all right, because maybe Violet will make the most REMARKABLE RECOVERY ever.

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Violet Mackerel book 3 - Natural HabitatViolet Mackerel's Natural Habitat

By Anna Branford

Illustrated by Sarah Davis

VIOLET MACKEREL has a new theory. It is the THEORY of HELPING small THINGS. VIOLET MACKEREL quite likes helping. She PARTICULARLY likes to help SMALL THINGS. So when Violet makes friends with a tiny ladybird called SMALL GLORIA, she wants to give her a HELPING HAND. But sometimes itís hard to know the best way to help a SMALL THING Ė especially when itís not in its NATURAL HABITAT.†

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Violet Mackerel book 3 - Personal SpaceViolet Mackerel's Personal Space

By Anna Branford

Illustrated by Sarah Davis

VIOLET MACKEREL has some good news and some not-so-good news. The good news is about Mum and Vincent! The not-so-good news is that they have to move house. Violet is trying to be brave, but sometimes leaving your personal space can be tricky.


Violet Mackerel book 5 - Possible FriendViolet Mackerel's Possible Friend

By Anna Branford

Illustrated by Sarah Davis

Violet Mackerel has moved into her new house. Violet Mackerel doesn t have any friends near the new house and she would quite like to make one. There is a girl next door who could be a possible friend. Her name is Rose and she has a pink and white bedroom and a doll's house. Violet hopes that Rose might not be a possible friend for very long. In fact, she would quite like Rose to be a very good friend.



Violet Mackerel book 6 - Pocket ProtestViolet Mackerel's Pocket Protest

By Anna Branford

Illustrated by Sarah Davis

VIOLET MACKEREL loves Clover Park. She especially loves to collect acorns from under the big old OAK TREE. But the OAK TREE is going to be cut down. Violet does NOT think this is a good idea! The OAK TREE is important. It is worth trying to SAVE. And Violet hopes her POCKET PROTEST will be just the thing to save it.



Violet Mackerel book 6 - Helpful SuggestionViolet Mackerel's Helpful Suggestion

By Anna Branford

Illustrated by Sarah Davis

VIOLET MACKEREL is excited. Her best friend Rose is going on a trip to JAPAN. But Violet is going to miss her TERRIBLY. Six weeks is a long time. What if Rose FORGETS her? It may all be a SLIGHT DISASTER. Unless Violet can come up with a perfect plan and a very HELPFUL SUGGESTION.




Violet Mackerel book 6 - Helpful SuggestionViolet Mackerel's Formal Occasion

By Anna Branford

Illustrated by Sarah Davis

VIOLET MACKEREL is happy. She has found a BEAUTIFUL LOCKET. But she is also sad because Mum has lost her basket of KNITTED THINGS. Violet wants to make Mum feel happy again. And she may just have the perfect plan: a surprise FORMAL OCCASION just for Mum!




How To Make Small Things With Violet MackerelHow To Make Small Things With Violet Mackerel

By Anna Branford

Illustrated by Sarah Davis

Violet Mackerel loves to make things - especially SMALL things. Let Violet show you how to make some of her favourite SMALL THINGS: SMALL THINGS to WEAR, SMALL THINGS to USE and SMALL THINGS to GIVE. Packed full of crafty ideas and lots of thinking outside the square! All of the fun and SMALL things Violet shows you how to make can easily be made with things you have at home!