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Anna Branford

20 children’s books by the writer

Anna Branford was born in the Isle of Man and spent her early childhood in Sudan and Papua New Guinea before moving to Australia. Creative writing was her favourite subject at school and she wrote stories throughout her childhood. Anna is a doll-maker and a sociology lecturer at Victoria University. Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot was her award-winning first published work for Walker Books Australia.

7+ years

Violet Mackerel's Pocket Protest

Anna Branford, Sam Wilson

Violet Mackerel's Pocket Protest

Sixth book in the Violet Mackerel series, for fans of Clarice Bean, Pippi Longstocking and Judy Moody. Violet Mackerel loves Clover Park. She especially loves the big oak tree. But there is worrying news...In two weeks' time the big ...

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7+ years

Violet Mackerel's possible friend

Anna Branford, Sam Wilson

Violet Mackerel's possible friend

Violet Mackerel is moving house - and using her theories to help make friends! Violet Mackerel has just moved house. She doesn't have any friends near the new house, so making one is high on her To Do list. A ...

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7+ years

Violet Mackerel's Personal Space

Anna Branford, Sam Wilson

Violet Mackerel's Personal Space

Meet Violet Mackerel - a girl with a mission to think outside the box. Violet invents her "Theory of Leaving Small Things" (when you leave something small in a nice place, so a tiny bit of you gets to stay too ...

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5+ years

Lilli-Pilli's Sister

Anna Branford, Linda Catchlove

Lilli-Pilli's Sister

Lilli-Pilli's mother is having a baby. Lilli-Pilli is sure the baby is going to be a sister. She can feel it in her wings. But when she asks around among the birds and butterflies in the forest, some of ...

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6+ years

Violet Mackerel's Remarkable Recovery

Anna Branford

Violet Mackerel's Remarkable Recovery

In this irresistibly charming chapter book, the charismatic Violet Mackerel knows how to stay upbeat--even when her throat feels as if there's a cactus in it!Seven-year-old Violet Mackerel has a new theory: If someone has a problem and ...

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Violet Mackerel's Natural Habitat

Anna Branford

Violet Mackerel's Natural Habitat

Violet is back with a little bit of helpfulness and a whole lot of heart in this third book of the effervescent Violet Mackerel series. Violet is the smallest in her family, and has a special affinity for Small Things ...

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5+ years

Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot

Anna Branford

Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot

Introducing Violet Mackerel, a charismatic new chapter book star with a zest for life and an endearing, relatable voice akin to Ramona Quimby and Junie B. Jones. Violet is a seven-year-old with a knack for appreciating the smallest things in ...

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7+ years

Neville No-phone

Anna Branford, Kat Chadwick

Neville No-phone

Neville is the only kid in his whole class without a mobile phone. Or so he tells his parents. When it's clear that Neville's parents can't be persuaded to get him a phone, Neville enlists the help ...

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