Hilary Mckay - Hachette Children's Group

Hilary Mckay



Born in Boston, Lincolnshire, Hilary McKay grew up in a household of readers and read voraciously from an early age. After studying Botany and Zoology at St Andrews University, she went on to work as a biochemist, but always wanted to write. Hilary's novels have won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Award and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She lives in a small village in Derbyshire with her family.
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Charlie and the Tooth Fairy and Charlie and the Big Birthday Bash

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Charlie is an irresistibly funny little brother who manages to get into all kinds of scrapes. Whether he's trying to hinder or help his brother Max and best friend Henry, trouble is guaranteed!Tooth FairyCharlie has four wobbly teeth and cannot wait for the tooth fairy to arrive. There must be some way to make them fall out quickly . . .Big Birthday BashWhy doesn't Max want a party to celebrate his birthday? It doesn't matter, Charlie is going to throw him one anyway!

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Charlie and the Cheese and Onion Crisps and Charlie and the Cat Flap

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Charlie and the Rocket Boy and Charlie and the Great Escape

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Charlie and the Haunted Tent and Charlie and the Big Snow

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Dog Friday: Dolphin Luck

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It's Christmas, and the inhabitants of Porridge Hall are suffering from the winter blues. The weather is horrible, Mrs Robinson's ill, and, to top it all off, the Brogan's dog, Old Blanket, dies. So when the children hear the tale of a dolphin sword which brings good fortune, they're determined to track it down . . .Unfortunately, however, Mrs Robinson is in decline, so Ant and Perry are shipped off to stay with Aunt Mabel, while Beany and Sun Dance are left with Mrs Brogan. Aunt Mabel, it transpires, is a silver-haired eccentric living in a menagerie - and not at all what the children expect. Then Sun Dance discovers a burglar, and the mystery of Aunt Mabel is revealed . . .

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The Amber Cat

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It's December, and Robin, his friend Dan, and Sun Dance are laid low with chickenpox. To keep them amused, Robin's mother entertains them with memories of the summer when she was eleven and Nick and Charley stayed at her house. When they met Harriet, a strange, shabbily dressed girl who seemed full of surprises and magic, but remained a mystery, until Sun Dance solves the riddle with a small amber cat . . .

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Dog Friday: Dog Friday

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The twins, Ant and Perry, vegetable loving Beany, Sun Dance and their scruffy mongrel, Old Blanket, specialize in creating mayhem. They attempt to entice guests in to Mrs Brogan's Bed and Breakfast, teach Robin how to be brave, and, most importantly, help him work out how he can keep the abandoned dog he finds on the beach ...

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Keeping Cotton Tail

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There are no pets allowed in Paradise House. So when Kathy arrives with a secret rabbit there are big problems for everyone. Nathan and Anna do their best to help, but in the end it is Danny who comes up with a plan for Keeping Cotton Tail that just might work!

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The Surprise Party

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Magic In The Mirror

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Anna believes in real magic. Perhaps if she wears the mysterious old dragon coat, her wildest dreams will come true? She's determined to find out. Sneaking out of bed early one morning, Anna creates some very special, and very messy, magic of her own...

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Echo In The Chimney

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One night, Danny is woken by a strange shrieking noise from behind his bedroom wall. Could it be a ghost? His mother doesn't think so, but then again, what else could it be? Soon, everyone in Paradise House is involved. But what emerges is beyond Danny's wildest dreams.

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Treasure In The Garden

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Peace and quiet is hard to find in Paradise House. So when Nathan escapes to the cupboard under the stairs, little does he expect to find the clue to some buried treasure. What could he possibly unearth in the garden of Paradise House? Except the odd snail...

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Zoo In The Attic

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Danny is mad about animals and wants a sheepdog for his birthday. But instead he gets a goldfish called Oscar. This inspires him to set up his own zoo - in the attic above his flat - a plan that proves to have it's own problems!

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Happy and Glorious

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Practically Perfect

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In the palace a most secret and important meeting is in progress. The Queen does not know about it - indeed, so she does not suspect a thing as it is being held after her bedtime (which is very late indeed). But where can they find a suitable Prince? Will he be practically perfect ...?

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A Strong Smell Of Magic

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Cold Enough For Snow

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The Birthday Wish

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The Story of Bear

Hilary Mckay, Serena Riglietti
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Saffy's Angel

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From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018. Meet Saffy, Indigo, Rose and Caddy Casson. This colourful and hilarious series will make you wish you were part of the family!After Saffron discovers that she's adopted, life is never quite the same. Her artistic parents and doting siblings adore her, but Saffy wants a piece of her past. So when her grandfather bequests a stone angel to her, Saffy knows she has to find it. Realising that her childhood in Siena holds the key, she stows away on a car trip to Italy. The rest of the family are engaged in their own wacky projects: Caddy, a hopeless student, is revising for her A levels and desperately trying to pass her driving test. Indigo, the only boy in the Casson family, is determined to rid himself of his fear of heights. And the youngest, Rose, a budding artist, has a knack for baiting her pompous dad, with entertaining results . . .'This book truly is a masterpiece' GuardianSaffy's Angel won the Whitbread Children's Book Award, and book 3, Permanent Rose, was shortlisted for the same award, celebrating McKay's talent for conveying the anarchic bedlam of family life.