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Hilary McKay

  • 5 stars across 95 books
    Hilary Mckay is the author of the Casson Family series, inlcuding the best-selling Saffy's Angel. She lives in a small village in Derbyshire with her family. When not writing, she loves walking, reading, and having friends to stay. Her other Reading Ladder titles inlcude Tilly and the Trouble in the Night and The Terrible Time Without Tilly.


    Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.
    20th September 2018

    The Skylarks' War

    Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the lo... More

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    11th November 2004

    There's a Dragon Downstairs

    There's a dragon downstairs at Sophie's house. She knows he is there. She can hear him rattling and snuffling - slink... More

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    12th April 2009

    Amazing!

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    6th August 2012

    The Terrible Time without Tilly: Red Banana

    A funny and charming new story from bestseller Hilary McKay for Egmont's red banana series. Tilly never has time ... More

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    4th June 2015

    Binny Keeps a Secret: Book 2

    With her awful secondhand uniform and stuck-up classmates, Binny's new school is horrible. And life gets even worse when... More

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    4th September 2014

    Binny for Short: Book 1

    From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. Binny's life has been difficult since her father died ... More

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    7th April 2016

    Tilly and the Dragon

    A third wonderfully warm story about the irresistible Tilly, perfect for children learning to read, from bestselling aut... More

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    14th January 2013

    Great Expectations: Band 15/Emerald

    Follow the life of Pip, a poor lonely orphan in Victorian England. Everything changes when he becomes friends with the... More

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    26th September 2017

    Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales

    Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales is a classic fairy-tale collection to treasure. Featuring Hilary McKay's imaginative re... More

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    20th March 2008

    The Story of Bear

    It was Christmas time when the Bear arrived. He was not invited; he just appeared. Nobody needed him. Nobody wanted him.... More

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