Binny For Short

Binny For Short


The Casson Family Series - Hodder Children's Books



Go back in time... Caddy is 12, grappling with school, best friends, first boy friends, younger siblings and the unexpected arrival of one baby Permanent Rose, a little sooner than expected. While baby Rose lies in critical condition in hospital, life goes on in the unpredictable, colourful Casson household.

Forever Rose


This fifth and final instalment of the Casson family series is told by the author's favourite character. Disasters, Catastrophes, Perils, Adventures, Friends, Homes and a very definite Happy Ever After - which is just what Rose has always wished for.



Saffron is the adopted member of an eccentric and muddled artistic family where she has never felt quite at home. She has memories of a happier time when she had an angel of her own. This is the wonderfully rich and funny story of how Saffron and her angel are reunited - and how Saffron finally discovers where she belongs.

"This is a really lovely book" Nic Knight, The Bookseller

Caddy Ever After


In this fourth book, every member of the Casson family has their say. The book begins and ends with Rose - with Indigo, Saffron and Caddy all taking turns to tell their own story. CADDY EVER AFTER relays the chain of events in their unique household leading to the spectacular climax of Caddy and Alex's wedding day.



It's back to school for the start of a new term. Indigo's returning after a bout of glandular fever and is dreading it. Rose is worrying about Indigo - and her new glasses. Saffy is busy dictating Rose's homework answers, while Caddy agonises over ways to dump her current boyfriend. And their mother, Eve, is busy trying to dry her latest painting with a hairdryer. Some things never change. But this term Tom has joined Indigo's class. And that will make all the difference ...

Permanent Rose


Rose's life has been turned upside down since Tom left for America. And in his place is David, the walrus - some swap! Life in the Casson family has a way of working out. But with Caddy dodging Michael, Dad Bill still in London, Indigo stuck in a book, Saffy hunting a father and Mum Eve in the shed... Rose feels slightly alone. Can David be her knight in shining armour?

Practically Perfect


The adventures of a wild 10 year-old queen as she outwits her lazy ladies-in-waiting and cantankerous domestic staff with the help of the enterprising gardener's boy and her much loved Royal Donkey.
"Everything is lively about this book" The Independent Ages 7-9

Paradise House


The adventures of Danny, Nathan and Anna, whose families share the same old house - cheerful, family based stories, thought provoking and easily readable. There are now six titles in this series. Ages 7-9


Pudding Bag School


Pudding Bag was an ordinary kind of school and Simon Percy was an ordinary kind of boy who hated school, until the arrival of the magical and mysterious Miss Gilhoolie. THE BIRTHDAY WISH starts series, followed by COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW and A STRONG SMELL OF MAGIC. Ages 9-12

Dog Friday

DOG FRIDAY trilogy

The adventures of the irrepressible young members of the Robinson and Brogan families who live in a big old house on the Yorkshire coast. THE AMBER CAT and DOLPHIN LUCK continue the crazy escapades of Robin, Dan - and Beany and Sundance from next door. Ages 9-12


The Exiles trilogy

THE EXILES trilogy

Ruth, Naomi, Rachel and Phoebe don't expect to be packed off to Big Grandma's for their long summer holidays. Together they plot to raid whatever Grandma is hiding behind the locked door! THE EXILES AT HOME and THE EXILES IN LOVE continue the escapades of the four Conroy sisters.  Ages 9-12
"The Exiles is a delight" The Guardian

Wishing for Tomorrow Forever Rose