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Books by Vivian French

  • Black Friday

    Hello, Horse

    Vivian French

    Product Code: HELH
    Hardback 3 years +
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    This is a warm and witty introduction to horses from author Vivian French and illustrator Catherine Rayner.

    Shannon is a friendly bay mare and she will help build up the confidence of children who are unfamiliar or nervous of these magnificent animals.

    Based on Vivian's personal experiences of horse riding, this book outlines horses' behavioural traits and how they thrive on company and companionship. It also includes facts and practical tips on a number of pages - including the best way to feed a horse a carrot.
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  • Yucky Worms

    Vivian French

    Product Code: ARJ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Worms ... they're yucky, aren't they? Not according to this enjoyable new book which reveals just how amazing the wriggly creatures really are! Worms - fun, fascinating and wriggly worms! The humble earthworm plays a significant role in the environment, as all farmers and gardeners know: it aerates the soil, composts dead matter into rich humus in which seeds can germinate and plants can grow. Children love them too - especially for their wriggliness!
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  • Early Reader: Emily Mouse's Birthday Party

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BOQ2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Yippee! Emily Mouse is on her way to buy LOTS of birthday presents. But she has forgotten something very important! A charming new blue Early Reader story from bestselling author, Vivian French.
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  • Oliver's Vegetables

    Vivian French

    Product Code: AEACJ
    Paperback 3 years +

    Fresh and colourful illustrations by Alison Bartlett and a witty story from Vivian French give this fun picture book lots of appeal for fussy, veg-hating youngsters. Oliver loves chips and hates vegetables but when he stays with his grandparents, Grandpa has a clever way to encourage Oliver to try something different! Oliver's Vegetables has a helpful message for any youngsters who are fussy about food!

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  • Growing Frogs

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BAGID
    Paperback
    Learn about the transformation from frogspawn to frog with this fun, informative picture book, part of the Nature Storybooks series. What happens when you take an empty fish tank, add some pond water, scoop in some frogspawn ...and wait? Curious young minds will love learning about how frogs grow in this picture book which combines story with information.
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  • The Covers Of My Book Are Too Far Apart

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BLLRR
    Paperback 3 years +
    Vivian French MBE explores some of the fibs we tell children and children tell us about reading and books in a fun picture book illustrated by Nigel Baines. From excuses like 'I haven't got time to read' to misconceptions about those who struggle with reading, The Covers of My Book Are Too Far Apart (and other grumbles) turns negatives on their head and celebrates the right we all have to access story, and the wonders of the printed page.
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  • Hero Academy: Oxford Level 6, Orange Book Band: The Nosy Cook

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BQZUB
    Paperback
    Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. The Nosy Cook is in Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 5. In this story, Mrs Butterworth, the cook, is off sick, so there's another cook in the kitchen. But Cam thinks there's something strange about her. Who is she, and what does she want? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.
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  • Lottie Luna and the Bloom Garden

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BZQGQ
    Paperback
    A brand new young fiction series by much-loved children's author, Vivian French and illustrated by Nathan Reed. Meet werewolf extraordinaire... Lottie Luna. Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout. Lottie Luna might look your average werewolf but she's really rather extra-ordinary. Born on the night of a solar eclipse has given her exceptional powers of super-strength, super-speed and super-vision. But Lottie just wants to live a normal life and go to school with her friends. She doesn't like to use her special skills unless it helps get them out of trouble. After all, strength doesn't always come from the outside - it comes from within, too... But when her school's bloom garden is being destroyed, she needs to spring into action.... fast!
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  • Oxford Reading Tree Infact: Oxford Level 5: Ants

    Vivian French

    Product Code: AZGMU
    Paperback
    Children will love this beautifully illustrated tale of two brothers who find out about the hidden world of ants. They learn about their life cycles, homes, food and much more. Ants is perfect for getting children interested in insects and the world around them. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a compelling non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The series includes 36 titles which are all phonically decodable, with some high-interest topic words to develop vocabulary and impart knowledge. The imaginative approach and variety of intriguing topics mean there are books to interest every child. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.
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  • Stone Age Adventures: Little Nut's Lucky Escape

    Vivian French

    Product Code: AZHBG
    Paperback
    Vivian French introduces us to a world of stone age chaos as we follow the adventures of Pod, Pim and Little Nut. Pod is not impressed when he and his brother and sister are charged with collecting berries. Pod would much rather join the old ones hunting and seeking out danger! But when he loses sight of Little Nut, trouble lies ahead...how will he outwit a wild boar with its sights on his baby brother? This is the first book in the Stone Age Adventures series. Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
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  • The Kitten with No Name

    Vivian French

    Product Code: ADUYV
    Paperback 3 years +
    Poor lost Kitten. He doesn't have a name or a home to call his own. All he wants is to find a warm and cosy place where someone will love him. Will anyone help this little kitten?
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  • The Dragon's Breakfast

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BZMPY
    Paperback
    A rollicking fairy-tale adventure from the makers of The Adventures of Alfie Onion, The Cherry Pie Princess andTom & Tallulah and the Witches' Feast. Princess Persephone Stephanie Tiffany Jane ("Pom" for short) HATES being a princess. Her parents have no time for her - especially her dad, the King of Struggen, who's busy plotting against the neighbouring kingdom of Thrum. So when a friendly young orphan named Billy appears at the palace, Pom decides to run off with him. She's after adventure, and knows exactly where she'll find it: Bullion Island, a tiny patch of land that stands exactly between Struggen and Thrum. Legend has it that there's pirate treasure hiding in Bullion's sea-caves, guarded by a fearsome dragon - but nobody knows for sure, because no sailor has managed a return trip. But Pom isn't afraid of dragons ... or anything else! "Vivian French is a sublime storyteller" - Sunday Telegraph
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  • We're Getting a Cat!

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BYZDE
    Paperback
    A delightfully cheerful non-fiction picture book about how to care for your cat, from much-loved author Vivian French and award-winning illustrator Salvatore Rubbino. A non-fiction picture book about a rescue cat, with a charmingly funny story by Vivian French and lively illustrations by Salvatore Rubbino. The story follows a family who have just moved into a mouse-infested flat. Dad is terrified of mice and, after several sleepless nights, decides they should get a cat. They meet Kevin the cat in a rescue home - he's big and strong, and they're sure he'll catch all of the mice. But Kevin has other ideas... Join this lovable tomcat as he settles into his new home, gradually learning how to use a litter tray, when he'll be fed and that it's probably better to use a scratching post than to shred the back of Dad's chair. The caption text provides information on feeding, grooming and caring for your cat - and at the end of the book, there's a handy index and bibliography.
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  • Hello, Horse

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BYJVS
    Paperback
    A beautifully produced Nature Storybook about horses, by Vivian French with pictures by Kate Greenaway medallist Catherine Rayner. From much-loved author Vivian French and award-winning illustrator Catherine Rayner comes a charming new Nature Storybook about horses. Hello, Horse! gently introduces young children to Shannon, a friendly chestnut mare, and offers encouragement to children unfamiliar with or a little nervous of these large, beautiful creatures. The subtext is packed with practical tips, such as the right way to offer an apple, and also covers their behaviour - horses' need for company, for example - and life cycle. Tender words and art combine to create a warm and witty introduction to horses ... from the safety of the page!
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  • The Spectacular Revenge of Suzi Sims

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BYAUG
    Paperback
    Sports Day is coming up soon and Suzi's in a great mood - until her class get saddled with mean old Miss Grit as their supply teacher. Miss Grit has it in for Suzi from day one, and worst of all, Suzi's rival Barbie Meek is Miss Grit's class favourite! The terrible duo are about to turn Suzi's life into a nightmare ... will she even make it to Sports Day for her chance to win the race? A comical and quirky revenge tale of school bullies and sports day from award-winning author Vivian French. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
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  • The Steam Whistle Theatre Company

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BUIHD
    Paperback
    The wonderful adventures of a family theatre-troupe, touring Victorian England by train - a high-octane, high-drama romp, with a colourful company of characters. Dark and deadly deeds, piratical plots, lost heiresses and poor little orphans - Vivian French conjures up the very spirit of Victorian theatre in a fabulous new novel for middle-grade readers. To avoid financial ruin, the Bottle family's theatre-troupe has left London behind, travelling to the north of England by train. With new audiences to play to, and less competition, they hope to make enough money to pay off their debts back home. But will their plans be foiled by the odious Olio Sleevery? It's time for young actors Rosie and Charlie to save the day, and, with the help of their new friend Edie Boiler, ensure the thunderous success of the company's first performance. A wonderful gallery of eccentric characters and an exuberant plot with a twist at the end ... this is storytelling at its theatrical best!
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  • The Fiendish Revenge of Leroy Jones

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BRJZZ
    Paperback
    Leroy Jones is a very ordinary boy blessed with a truly ridiculous name - one that he is determined to keep hidden from everyone. But when he is paired with the bossy Amy Strundle for a project, she's set to be a thorn in his side and wants everyone to know his secret. Can Leroy find a way to get his revenge and is it really a dish best served cold? Hilarious school-based drama from a top-notch pairing. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+.
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  • Hero Academy: Oxford Level 6, Orange Book Band: Professor Bounce

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BQYUP
    Paperback
    Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Professor Bounce is in Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 5. In this story, Professor Bounce's new copying gadget causes havoc when the button on the controller gets stuck! Soon, the room is filled with multiple Slinks, the school cat. How will the heroes make things go back to normal? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.
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  • Hero Academy: Oxford Level 5, Green Book Band: Monster Sprouts

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BQYTS
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    Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Monster Sprouts is in Green Book Band, Oxford Level 5, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 5. In this story, Mrs Butterworth, the cook, accidentally squirts too much vitamin mix on the sprouts, causing them to turn into monsters! How will the heroes defeat the monster sprouts? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.
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  • Tom & Tallulah and the Witches' Feast

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BQXNI
    Paperback
    A rollicking fairytale adventure full of magical mayhem, from the makers of The Adventures of Alfie Onion and The Cherry Pie Princess. From much-loved author Vivian French and rising star Marta Kissi comes a spellbinding new adventure. After turning up late to each and every meeting, Tallulah Tickle has one last chance to keep her place in the witches' circle. To prove herself she must prepare a mouth-watering midnight feast for the other witches in just three days - and there's a catch. They've ordered Tallulah to make their favourite meals ... but they won't tell her what they are! Tallulah has always been a terrible cook and, to make matters even worse, wicked witch Gertrude Higgins has it in for her. With help from her little brother Tom, her trusty cat Sparks and a very chatty crow, can Tallulah cook up something special before time runs out? Vivian French's funny and uplifting story is brought to life by Marta Kissi's warm illustrations - the result is a charming book that's not to be missed!
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  • The Buttons Family: Staying with Gran

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BDUBJ
    Paperback 3 years +
    One in a series of six brilliant new first experiences books about the Buttons family. Cherry, Charlie and Baby Lou have never stayed with Gran on their own before, but she makes sure they have a lovely time. They make cupcakes and have Gran's famous surprise breakfast. Baby Lou even has Mum's old teddy to help her sleep.
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  • Stargirl Academy : Emma's Glittering Spell

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BCNPQ
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    The girls in Team Starlight learn spells and earn their stars in this magical new young fiction series! Welcome to Stargirl Academy, the magical school in the clouds! Previously a rather old-fashioned establishment, it has been reopened by its head teacher to train children to be modern day fairy godmothers. Fairy Mary McBee selects a group of girls: Lily, Ava, Madison, Sophie, Emma, Olivia - and Melody and Jackson who think they're better than everyone else. The girls learn lots of spells - shimmering, starry, shining, sparkling, glittering and twinkling ones - which they use to fix problems and help people in trouble. For every successful mission they gain a star, and once they have six stars they will be fully qualified stargirls! Emma leads the fifth mission: she wants to help a family who have moved in two doors down - the baby cries all night and the older children can't play in the garden because it's overgrown. Mr Appleby would be the perfect person to help as his immaculate garden is right next door, but he's been complaining about the noise. Melody and Jackson perform some very risky magic and, against his will, Mr Appleby finds himself mowing the noisy neighbours' lawn! Thanks to Emma's skilful glittering spell and Mr Appleby's good nature, all is well, but Fairy Mary is furious with Melody and Jackson and they don't receive a star. The other girls however, are rewarded - only one more to go!
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  • Stargirl Academy : Madison's Starry Spell

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BCNPP
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    The girls in Team Starlight learn spells and earn their stars in this magical new young fiction series! Welcome to Stargirl Academy, the magical school in the clouds! Previously a rather old-fashioned establishment, it has been reopened by its head teacher to train children to be modern day fairy godmothers. Fairy Mary McBee selects a group of girls: Lily, Ava, Madison, Sophie, Emma, Olivia - and Melody and Jackson who think they're better than everyone else. The girls learn lots of spells - shimmering, starry, shining, sparkling, glittering and twinkling ones - which they use to fix problems and help people in trouble. For every successful mission they gain a star, and once they have six stars they will be fully qualified stargirls! Madison leads the second mission and chooses to help her sister Izzy's friend Di who says her mother is very ill. Izzy has been behaving really weirdly since she started her new school and it turns out it's because Di is bullying her. With some magical intervention in the form of a starry spell, the girls discover the truth about Di - and once everything comes out the two girls become firm friends!
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  • Stargirl Academy : Ava's Sparkling Spell

    Vivian French

    Product Code: BCNPN
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    The girls in Team Starlight learn spells and earn their stars in this magical new young fiction series! Welcome to Stargirl Academy, the magical school in the clouds! Previously a rather old-fashioned establishment, it has been reopened by its head teacher to train children to be modern day fairy godmothers. Fairy Mary McBee selects a group of girls: Lily, Ava, Madison, Sophie, Emma, Olivia - and Melody and Jackson who think they're better than everyone else. The girls learn lots of spells - shimmering, starry, shining, sparkling, glittering and twinkling ones - which they use to fix problems and help people in trouble. For every successful mission they gain a star, and once they have six stars they will be fully qualified stargirls! It's Lily's turn to lead a mission but she hands over to Ava who is worried about her lovely local cafe. Cafe Blush is losing customers to a new place down the road and faces closure. The Stargirls investigate the new cafe and find it's a sham - what's more, the kitchen is disgusting! With a nifty sparkling spell, the girls expose the owners' sloppy standards and everyone returns to Cafe Blush! Another successful mission - and another star!
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