Books beginning with: V

  • Valdemar's Peas

    Author: Maria Jönsson
    Publisher: Gecko Press

    A cheeky and ingenious little wolf must find a way to get the ice cream he loves without having to eat the peas he hates.

  • Valentine Joe

    Author: Rebecca Stevens
    Publisher: Chicken House

    Based on a true story, Valentine Joe offers an intriguing insight into the war, but at the same time provides a window into Rose's relationship with her family.

  • Vanilla Ice Cream

    Author: Bob Graham
    Publisher: Walker Books

    A curious little sparrow travels from a dusty Indian truck stop to a vast southern city across the ocean. This endearing picture book about how lives are interconnected is accompanied by gentle pen, ink and watercolour illustrations.

  • Vegetables of India

    Author: Jill Hartley
    Publisher: Tara Publishing

    For the first time, over twenty of the most commonly consumed vegetables in India have been presented in a colourful and appealing book for babies and toddlers.

  • Vehicles ABC

    Author: Jannie Ho
    Publisher: Nosy Crow

    This alphabet board book is a surefire hit for any little people who love things that go. The sturdy card pages mean even overenthusiastic readers can’t damage the book and it will stand up to being flipped through time and time again.

  • Velvet

    Author: Mary Hooper
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

    This novel engagingly depicts the Victorian fascination with spiritualism and also paints a vivid picture of  life for a working class girl in this era

  • Verity Fibbs

    Author: Cathy Brett
    Publisher: Headline

    Whether she's impersonating her fashion designer mum to sneak into celebrity night spots, jumping into limousines with mysterious boys, or sneaking her way on board a yacht for an exclusive party, 15 year old Verity Fibbs is always determined to make life as interesting as possible - even if it means twisting the truth.

  • Vern and Lettuce

    Author: Sarah McIntyre
    Publisher: David Fickling Books

    A collection of humorous comic-strip stories that follow best friends Lettuce the rabbit and Vern the sheep as they meet a range of equally likeable characters.

  • Veronica Twitch the Fabulous Witch: in Double-Bubble Girl-Band Trouble!

    Author: Erica-Jane Waters
    Publisher: Wacky Bee Books

    A light-hearted adventure for newly independent and middle grade readers, packed with spells, magical gadgetry and witch-related witticisms.

  • Vicky Angel

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Random House

    A moving novel about guilt and bereavement, written with humour and sensitivity.

  • Victoria's Day

    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    A photographic diary documenting a day in the life of a four year old girl.

  • Victory

    Author: Susan Cooper
    Publisher: Random House

    Two children cross an ocean, two hundred years apart. Newbery medal winner and Carnegie nominee Susan Cooper offers an outstanding contribution to the flood of novels inspired by the Trafalgar bicentenary.

  • VIII

    Author: H M Castor
    Publisher: Templar Publishing

    This outstanding young adult novel tells the story of Henry VIII, from his earliest days as precocious young Prince Hal, right up until his death

  • Viking Boy

    Author: Tony Bradman
    Publisher: Walker Books

    When Gunar’s father is taken by the Valykries to Valhalla, Gunar makes it his mission to bring his father back – but unfortunately, he is no fighter.

  • Viking Longship

    Author: Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln

    Learn how the Vikings travelled from their homeland facing storms and rowing for days across the ocean.

  • Vikings in the Supermarket

    Author: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: David Fickling Books

    Six Vikings on a shopping trip, one tartan-patterned cat, a clever little mermaid, a naughty vampire bat, the queen who's really fond of green, the pirate Tidy Clyde, open up this jolly book and meet them all inside!

  • Violet and the Pearl of the Orient

    Author: Harriet Whitehorn Illustrator: Becka Moor
    Publisher: Simon and Schuster

    The exciting tale is peppered with clues so readers can follow Violet's quest as well as guess themselves who the baddies might be.

  • Violet and the Smugglers

    Author: Harriet Whitehorn Illustrator: Becka Moor
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster

    While on a sailing trip to Venice, Violet and her friends stumble across a gang of smugglers. An action-packed sleuthing adventure, ideal for newly confident readers.

  • Violet Ink

    Author: Rebecca WestcottIllustrator: Matt Jones
    Publisher: Puffin

    An engaging read that shows the importance of family, and the many shapes and forms it can come in.

  • Virus (4u2read)

    Author: Tommy Donbavand
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    This short, snappy, fast-moving story packs a lot of action into an entertaining, imaginative, technologically inspired plot.

  • Virus: Virtual Kombat 2

    Author: Chris Bradford Illustrator: Anders Frang
    Publisher: Barrington Stoke

    A tense and gripping thriller set in the world of virtual reality gaming, presented in a super-readable and accessible format for teens.

  • Vitello Gets a Yucky Girlfriend

    Author: Kim Fupz Aakeson Illustrator: Niels Bo Bojesen Translator: Ruth Garde
    Publisher: Pushkin Children's

    When a new family move into the neighbourhood, Vitello is excited - but he is disappointed to discover they don't have a cool boy for him to play with, only a yucky girl.

  • Vivian Versus the Apocalypse

    Author: Katie Coyle
    Publisher: Hot Key Books

    Sixteen-year-old Vivian Apple is awaiting the predicted 'Rapture' with a healthy degree of scepticism.

  • Voices in the Park

    Author: Anthony Browne
    Publisher: Random House

     An aloof, middle-class mother and her lonely son encounter an unemployed father and his friendly daughter as they walk their dogs in the park.

  • Vote for Effie

    Author: Laura Wood
    Publisher: Scholastic

    Laura Wood brings us a contemporary book for fierce pre-teens who want to make the world a better place. Effie's aims to make her new school a more inclusive space will encourage everyone to fulfil their potential. 

  • Vroom, Zoom! Here Comes the Fire Engine!

    Author: Wee Gallery
    Publisher: Wee Gallery

    Do you know what noise a helicopter makes when it is flying through the sky? How about the bell of a bicycle or a fire engine's siren as it rushes down the road? Press the buttons on each page of this book and find out!