Video Reading & Giveaway: Hilary McKay's The Casson Family Series

We’re really excited to exclusively reveal the covers for the re-jacketed editions of Hilary Mckay's Casson Family books, which are available from March 18th 2021.

This week, Macmillan Children's Books has reissued Hilary McKay's award-winning and hilarious Casson Family series with stunning new covers by Helen Crawford-White. The series, most suitable for ages 9-12, has Hilary's trademark focus on family and friendship with the humour and warmth that only Hilary brings to a story. Readers who have recently enjoyed The Skylarks' War will be thrilled to discover the six stories in the Casson Family series.

The first book in the series, Saffy's Angel, won the 2002 Whitbread Prize. We're thrilled to share with you a video of Hilary reading the first chapter, to give you a flavour of the stories.

For more information on the series or to buy a copy please visit:


***Book Giveaway!***

Thanks to the publishers at Macmillan, we have TEN sets of all six books to give away to our followers!

There are two ways to enter:

1. Twitter entry - To enter, follow @booksfortopics and RT the giveaway tweet.

2. Instagram entry - Follow @booksfortopics on Instagram & TAG in the giveaway post's comments a friend who may also like to win this book for their home or school library.

You can enter both ways for two entries! Giveaway closes 11.59pm 23rd March 2021 (UK).


Many thanks to the publishers at Macmillan for inviting us to reveal these gorgeous covers and for providing the giveaway prizes.

The series is available to purchase here:

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