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  • 4 stars across 93 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... More

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    2nd July 2009

    Paradise House: Zoo In The Attic: Book 1

    Danny is mad about animals and wants a sheepdog for his birthday. But instead he gets a goldfish called Oscar. This insp... 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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    • Paradise House: Zoo In The Attic: Book 1

      Paradise House: Zoo In The Attic: Book 1

      by AS100

      Danny loves animals and as his birthday approaches he is desperate for a sheepdog, but ends up with a goldfish called Oscar.  This is the start of Dan...

    • The Skylarks' War

      The Skylarks' War

      Boring! There happens nothing at all. I couldn’t finish it. ...

    • Amazing!

      Amazing!

      by Hanani

      My kids loved this book! They have an auntie who uses a wheelchair so to see the main character as someone like her really was AMAZING to them! I love...