Vivian French - Author

About the Author

Vivian French is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written more than 250 books during the course of  her career, including Caterpillar, Butterfly, The Tales from the Five Kingdoms series and Yucky Worms. Her recent work includes the critically acclaimed picture  book The Most Wonderful Thing in the World. Vivian teaches on the  illustration course at Edinburgh School of Art, and helped to found the  mentoring scheme Picture Hooks for aspiring young illustrators. She  lives in Edinburgh. Read further information about Vivian French here.

 

Featured books by Vivian French

Ava's Sparkling Spell

Ava's Sparkling Spell

7+ readers

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2013

From the author of the hugely successful Tiara Club comes a new series set in girls magic school featuring popular themes of friendship and magic accompanied by fresh, lively and funny line drawings by Joanne Davies.

Madison's Starry Spell

Madison's Starry Spell

7+ readers

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2013

From the author of the hugely successful Tiara Club comes a new series set in a magic school for girls. Featuring popular themes of friendship and magic within in a school setting accompanied by fresh, lively and funny line drawings by Joanne Davies.

Sophie's Shining Spell

Sophie's Shining Spell

7+ readers

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2013

From the author of the hugely successful Tiara Club comes a new series set in girls magic school featuring popular themes of friendship and magic accompanied by fresh, lively and funny line drawings by Joanne Davies.

Emma's Glittering Spell

Emma's Glittering Spell

7+ readers

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2013

From the author of the hugely successful Tiara Club comes a new series set in girls' magic school, featuring popular themes of friendship and magic accompanied by fresh, lively and funny line drawings by Joanne Davies.

Olivia's Twinkling Spell

Olivia's Twinkling Spell

7+ readers

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2013

From the author of the hugely successful Tiara Club comes a new series set in girls' magic school, featuring popular themes of friendship and magic accompanied by fresh, lively and funny line drawings by Joanne Davies.

Other books by Vivian French

Hello, Horse

Hello, Horse

Author: Vivian French Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

A beautifully produced Nature Storybook about horses, with words by Vivian French and pictures from 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 bay mare, and offers encouragement to those 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 a carrot, and also covers their behaviour - horses' need for company, for example. Tender words and art combine to create a warm and witty introduction to horses ... from the safety of the page!

We're Getting a Cat!

We're Getting a Cat!

Author: Vivian French Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2018

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.

Race Ahead With Reading: Stone Age Adventures: Beware of Bears!

Race Ahead With Reading: Stone Age Adventures: Beware of Bears!

Author: Vivian French Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2015

Vivian French introduces us to a world of stone age chaos as we follow the adventures of Pod, Pim and Little Nut. Join this quirky Stone Age family on a night fishing adventure. Tall Cousin and Pod have gone off to fish. Little Nut follows, so Pod joins in too. There's trouble when a hungry bear appears! 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.

Race Ahead With Reading: Stone Age Adventures: Little Nut's Lucky Escape

Race Ahead With Reading: Stone Age Adventures: Little Nut's Lucky Escape

Author: Vivian French Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2015

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. Pitched perfectly for 6-8 year olds or those reading book band 10 / white.

Race Ahead With Reading: Stone Age Adventures: Brother Trouble

Race Ahead With Reading: Stone Age Adventures: Brother Trouble

Author: Vivian French Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Vivian French introduces us to a world of stone age chaos as we follow the adventures of Pod, Pim and Little Nut. In Brother Trouble, Pim is being pushed to the limit by her brothers, who are up to mischief! They leave a mess wherever they go and keep stopping Pim from getting to learn how to make pots. When she finally gets started, all her brothers can do is sling mud! Where will the chaos end? This is the second Stone Age Adventures book. 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.

Pig in Love

Pig in Love

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2014

Pig in Love Redstarts Level 2

Pig in Love Redstarts Level 2

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2014

The Buttons Family: Going to the Dentist

The Buttons Family: Going to the Dentist

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2012

One of a series of six brilliant new first experiences books about the Buttons Family. Dad's got toothache and Mum says it's time all the Buttons went to the dentist for a check-up. The dentist shows Charlie, Cherry and baby Lou how to look after their teeth. Charming, funny picture books with gentle, non-didactic messages, the Buttons family will give children the reassurance they need to take their first steps in the world - whether it's going to the doctor, buying new shoes, visiting the dentist, starting school, staying the night at Gran's, or having a new babysitter for the first time.

The Tiara Club: Be a Perfect Princess

The Tiara Club: Be a Perfect Princess

Author: Vivian French Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2008

Do you want to be a PERFECT PRINCESS? Do you want to discover how to be the BESTEST friend, what to wear and how to be kind? Would you like to know how to do the most PERFECT curtsey and how to make great gifts and delicious treats?The Tiara Club princesses will show you how - and guarantee that you have a FABULOUS time!

Falling Awake

Falling Awake

Author: Vivian French Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2006

Danny is cool. The younger kids think they're cool too, but they are just kiddie babes to Danny. He can make easy money out of them. He isn't going to say no to easy money, is he? Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

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