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Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay

  • 5 stars across 96 books
Hilary McKay won The Guardian Children's Fiction Award for her first novel, The Exiles and its sequel, The Exiles At Home, was the winner of the prestigious Smarties Book Prize. Her success has continued with Saffy's Angel, which won the Children's Whitbread Prize and was selected for the inaugural Booked Up list. Most recently, the acclaimed Binny for Short was longlisted for the 2014 Carnegie Medal.
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... MoreThe Skylarks' War

(24 reviews) Review
18th May 2023


Trapped and alone on the salt marshes, Jodie is troubled by a haunting presence in this eerily atmospheric ghost story f... MoreJodie

(12 reviews) Review
27th May 2021

The Swallows' Flight

From the Costa Award-winning author Hilary McKay, comes a moving World War II story of family and friendship on oppo... MoreThe Swallows' Flight

(7 reviews) Review
18th March 2021

Saffy's Angel

Saffy's Angel was the winner of the 2002 Whitbread Award and is the first novel in Hilary McKay's hilarious Cass... MoreSaffy's Angel

(4 reviews) Review
20th August 2020

The Time of Green Magic

From Costa Award-winner Hilary McKay comes The Time of Green Magic: a beautiful, spell-binding novel about famil... MoreThe Time of Green Magic

(4 reviews) Review
18th March 2021

Indigo's Star

Indigo's Star is the second title in Hilary McKay's hilarious and award-winning Casson Family series. Indig... MoreIndigo's Star

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreHilary McKay's Fairy Tales

(2 reviews) Review
5th September 2019

The Time of Green Magic

From acclaimed author and Costa winner Hilary McKay comes The Time of Green Magic: a beautiful, spell-binding no... MoreThe Time of Green Magic

(2 reviews) Review
2nd January 2020

Boudica's Army

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imag... MoreBoudica's Army

(2 reviews) Review
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.... MoreThe Story of Bear

(1 review) Review
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