Kirkus Star
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Series: Violet Mackerel


VIOLET MACKEREL'S PERSONAL SPACE by Anna Branford
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"It is no small thing for a 7-year-old to cope with change. Branford offers chapter-book readers an appealing model. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Leaving hurts, but Violet Mackerel finds something that helps. Read full book review >
VIOLET MACKEREL'S NATURAL HABITAT by Anna Branford
Released: May 1, 2013

"Still, this sweet family story stands alone and should attract new fans. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Seven-year-old Violet's Theory of Helping Small Things doesn't work out well for a ladybug, but it does inspire her big sister Nicola's successful natural science project. Read full book review >
VIOLET MACKEREL'S BRILLIANT PLOT by Anna Branford
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Violet and her family are original and appealing, a lovely addition to any chapter-book collection of characters. (Fiction. 5-9)"
A collection of small things and a generous gesture win Violet Mackerel the Blue China Bird she's admired for weeks at the Saturday-morning market. Read full book review >