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How to Make Small Things With Violet Mackerel

If you have read any of the Violet Mackerel stories you’ll know that the Mackerels are very good at making things and that Violet is especially fond of small things. In How to Make Small Things With Violet Mackerel, Violet shows you how to make some of the best small things she knows, with lots of extra hints and tricks to help you to create beautiful small things of your own.

As well as lovely illustrations by Sarah Davis, this book is also filled with gorgeous photography by Cath Muscat. It is published by Walker Books Australia and you can order it online from booktopia here.

 

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Violet Mackerel’s Formal Occasion

In the eighth Violet Mackerel book, Violet Mackerel’s Formal Occasion, Violet and Rose discover something very exciting on one of their archaeological digs. But Mum makes the much sadder discovery that she has left something precious behind on the train. Violet and Rose would like to hatch a secret plan that will make Mum feel better. Maybe a theory of losing small things will help.

This edition of the Violet Mackerel books is published by Walker Books Australia and illustrated by Sarah Davis, whose amazing work you can find here.

You can order this book online from booktopia here.

 

 

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Violet Mackerel’s Helpful Suggestion

In the seventh Violet Mackerel book, Violet Mackerel’s Helpful Suggestion, Violet receives some news. Her friend Rose is going to Japan and she won’t be back for quite a long time. Vincent has some news too. He has a new job and a lot of new things to remember. These are tricky problems for Violet to think about, but luckily she has family, friends and a helpful theory.

This edition of the Violet Mackerel books is published by Walker Books Australia and illustrated by Sarah Davis, whose amazing work you can find here.

You can order this book online from booktopia here.

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Violet Mackerel’s Pocket Protest

In the sixth Violet Mackerel book, Violet Mackerel’s Pocket Protest, Violet and Rose make a difficult discovery at the park. Their favourite tree, the old oak full of acorns, is going to be cut down. Violet and Rose cannot let it happen. But what can they do to stop it?

This edition of the Violet Mackerel books is published by Walker Books Australia and Illustrated by Sarah Davis, whose inspirational work you can find here.

You can order this book online from booktopia here.

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Violet Mackerel’s Possible Friend

In the fifth Violet Mackerel book, Violet Mackerel’s Possible Friend, Violet has a whole new home to explore and brand new neighbours to meet. One is a girl about Violet’s age and Violet would love to be friends with her. But her house is so tidy, her clothes so lovely and her dolls house so beautiful that Violet wonders if a friendship is even possible. Maybe one of her theories will help.

Violet Mackerel’s Possible Friend was short-listed in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Younger Readers, 2014.

This edition of the Violet Mackerel books is published by Walker Books Australia and illustrated by Sarah Davis, whose amazing work you can find here.

You can order this book online from booktopia here.

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Violet Mackerel’s Personal Space

In the fourth Violet Mackerel book, Violet Mackerel’s Personal Space, there are some surprises for the Mackerel family. A good surprise is about Mum and Vincent and a special dress with wings. But there are some difficult surprises too, about moving house, and Violet begins to wonder if Dylan will ever come out of his tent.

Violet Mackerel’s Personal Space was the winner of the Australian Family Therapists’ Awards for Children’s Literature, Younger Readers, 2013. Hooray!

This edition of the Violet Mackerel books is published by Walker Books Australia and illustrated by Sarah Davis, whose wonderful work you can find here.

You can order this book online from booktopia here.

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Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat

In the third Violet Mackerel book, Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat, Violet makes friends with a ladybird and names her Small Gloria. She would like to be helpful to the ladybird and also to her sister, Nicola, who is having a lot of trouble with a science project at school. But being helpful isn’t always as easy as it sounds.

This edition of the Violet Mackerel books is published by Walker Books Australia and illustrated by Sarah Davis, whose lovely work you can find here.

You can order this book online from booktopia here.

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Violet Mackerel’s Remarkable Recovery

In the second Violet Mackerel book, Violet Mackerel’s Remarkable Recovery, Violet visits the hospital to have her tonsils out. She makes a new friend in the waiting room, an elderly lady called Iris Macdonald. It might be a friendship full of strange connections, interesting ideas and small dreams coming true – but will they be able to find each other after their recoveries?

This edition of the Violet Mackerel books is published by Walker Books Australia and illustrated by Sarah Davis, whose beautiful work you can find here.

You can order this book online from booktopia here.

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Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot

The first Violet Mackerel book, Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot, is about a girl with lots of theories, ideas and interests and a longing for a blue china bird she saw at the market, small enough to fit in the palm of her hand. It was the honour book in the 2011  Children’s Book Council of Australia Children’s Book of the Year Award (hooray!)

The Violet Mackerel stories are published by Walker Books Australia and illustrated by Sarah Davis. You can see some of her gorgeous work here.

You can order this book online from booktopia here.