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Altogether, One at a Time

by E.L. Konigsburg, Mercer Mayer, Gail E. Haley & Gary E. Parker et al. Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 10, 2011)

Four funny and perceptive short stories in which young people cope with difficult situations and in doing so learn something that changes their lives.


Ever After High: Once Upon a Time: A Story Collection

by Shannon Hale Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 21, 2014)

Read these exclusive introductions to all your favorite characters to find out what their lives are like at home! A new chapter is about to begin at Ever After High, and all the students are preparing to start...


Girls to the Rescue Book #7

by Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook (April 12, 2011)

In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her.  But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming.  These stories...


Girls to the Rescue Book #6

by Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook (April 12, 2011)

In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her.  But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming.  These stories...


Girls to the Rescue Book #5

by Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook (April 12, 2011)

In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her.  But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming.  These adaptations...


Every Living Thing

by Cynthia Rylant & S.D. Schindler Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 22, 2011)

Here are twelve deeply moving short stories from the perceptive pen of Cynthia Rylant. Each captures the moment when someone's life changes -- when an animal causes a human being to see things in a different...


Free Story "The Girl Who Wanted to be a Princess" from Newfangled Fairy Tales

by Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook (March 11, 2014)

Michelle Koszlowski desparately wantes to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be.

The full collection of ten contemporary fairy tales is the second in the critically...


Girls to the Rescue Book #2

by Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook (December 21, 2010)

In most heroic tales, a helpless young lady waits around for a prince to rescue her.  But the spunky girls in this entertaining series are much too busy saving the day to await Prince Charming.  These adaptations...


The Case of the Chocolate Snatcher—Free Sample Story

by Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook (March 11, 2014)

Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills....


The Happy Prince and Other Fairy Tales

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Nine charming, sensitive stories: "The Happy Prince," "The Selfish Giant," "The Star-Child," "The Nightingale and the Rose," "The Birthday of the Infanta," "The Remarkable Rocket," "The Devoted Friend," more....


The Canine Connection

by Betsy Hearne Margaret K. McElderry Books (June 30, 2008)

Meet Willa, a rebellious teenager who cannot resist adopting canine misfits, and Sam, who follows a dog and finds a girlfriend. Fiona's Border collie knows the secret her family has never guessed. Sly hopes...


Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales

by Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 22, 2013)

The best writers of our generation retell classic tales.

From Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to E. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops," literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales....


Lawful Interception

by Cory Doctorow Tom Doherty Associates (September 03, 2013)

An all-new tale of Marcus Yallow, the hero of the bestselling novels Little Brother and Homeland -- as he deals with the aftermath of a devastating Oakland earthquake, with the help of friends, hacker allies,...


Resurrection Bay

by Neal Shusterman HarperTeen (October 01, 2013)

From New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman comes a thrilling, spine-tingling 32-page original short story that's perfect for fans of Unwind and UnWholly.

Bones. They know the call of the ice.

Anika...


Familiar and Haunting

by Philippa Pearce Greenwillow Books (November 02, 2010)

Familiar

Here are stories of everyday life, as familiar as a piece of rope and

... as haunting as fear: Mike knows that he can't swing over the river on the knotted rope, but with everyone watching him, he has...


Athletic Shorts

by Chris Crutcher Greenwillow Books (September 22, 2009)

These six powerful short stories chronicle bits of the lives of characters, major and minor, who have walked the rugged terrain of Chris Crutcher's earlier works. They also introduce some new and unforgettable...


Defy the Dark

by Saundra Mitchell, Aprilynne Pike, Carrie Ryan & Rachel Hawkins et al. HarperTeen (June 18, 2013)

The seventeen original stories in Defy the Dark, an eerie, mind-bending YA anthology, could only take place in darkness.

 

Open the pages and discover: A creepy guy who stares too long. The secrets of the core...


Unnatural Creatures

by Neil Gaiman HarperCollins (April 23, 2013)

Unnatural Creatures is a collection of short stories about the fantastical things that exist only in our minds—collected and introduced by beloved New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

 

The sixteen...


The Secret of the Long-Lost Cousin: Can You Solve the Mystery #1

by M Masters & Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook (March 05, 2013)

Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills....


The Case of the Mysterious Dognapper: Can You Solve the Mystery #4

by M Masters & Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook (January 15, 2013)

Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills....


The Case of the Video Game Smugglers: Can You Solve the Mystery #3

by M Masters & Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook (January 15, 2013)

Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills....


The Case of the Chocolate Snatcher: Can You Solve the Mystery #2

by M Masters & Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook (January 15, 2013)

Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills....


The Secret of the Long-Lost Cousin: Can You Solve the Mystery #1

by M Masters & Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook (January 15, 2013)

Twelve-year-old amateur sleuths, and best friends, Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams love to solve cases. They invite readers to follow the clues and sketches to solve crimes in their hometown of Lakewood Hills....


Annabel

by Lauren Oliver HarperCollins (December 26, 2012)

Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery—a ghost in Lena's past. Until now.

Discover her secrets in Lauren Oliver's brilliant original digital story set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Delirium...


Cruisin'

by Sarah Mlynowski HarperTeen (December 04, 2012)

From the critically acclaimed author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) and the Magic in Manhattan series comes a fun short story about taking the plunge on the high seas, where not everything...


Cat Diaries

by Betsy Byars, Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers & Erik Brooks Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (April 27, 2010)

An irresistible collection of short stories for cat lovers.

At the annual gathering of the MEOW society, cats of all kinds convene to share their stories and those of their ancestors. Chico, the smallest cat...


New Magics

by Patrick Nielsen Hayden Tom Doherty Associates (February 01, 2004)

Whether it's a tale of a wizard developing his powers or a breakneck chase through New York City in search of the Grail, the best fantasy is all about coming face to face with reality---with boundaries---and...


Prophet

by Jennifer Bosworth Tom Doherty Associates (April 25, 2012)

Some men are born monsters . . . others are made so. In "Prophet," Rance Ridley, the teenage son of a cult leader, lives on an isolated compound, disconnected from modern civilization. There is no running water....


Mother, Crone, Maiden

by Cat Hellisen Tom Doherty Associates (March 27, 2012)

Knowing the future is not about knowing the future. It's about knowing which path to take.

Ilven comes from a family of Saints—future-tellers—but she knows her father didn't waste more than a few grains...


The Night Children: An Escape From Furnace Story

by Alexander Gordon Smith Tom Doherty Associates (September 21, 2011)

It is December 1944 and Europe is still gripped by war. In the densely forested mountains of Belgium one of the conflict's most brutal battles is raging. Cut off from the front, a ragtag group of young British...


Earth and Air: Tales of Elemental Creatures

by Peter Dickinson Big Mouth House (October 16, 2012)

Six new earthbound and airy stories from a two-time winner of both the Carnegie Medal and Whitbread Award.


Believing Is Seeing

by Diana Wynne Jones Greenwillow Books (September 25, 2012)

Believing is seeing, as the title of this outstanding collection of fantasies proclaims. And "reading is seeing more than you've ever imagined when in the masterful hands of acclaimed author Diana Wynne Jones....


Weird Weirder Weirdest

by Martii Maclean Kooky Cat Books (February 10, 2017)

Come this way, just beyond the here and now.

Come travelling through these tales and…discover who is pushing notes through the peculiar crack that appeared in the desk…see how things change when Ryan realises...


Maine Marmalade

by Ethel Pochocki Down East Books (January 01, 2004)

At one time or another, most of us have made — or wanted to make — jam from berries and other fruit that we've gathered with our own hands. But what happens if the urge strikes out of season, when the pickings...


Prankenstein

by Lavanya Naidu, Jerry Pinto & Ruskin Bond Speaking Tiger Books (December 10, 2017)

Watch out as mischiefs and mischief-makers of all shapes and sizes come tumbling out in this hilarious collection of stories.

Is your school a hotspot for jokes? Do your family members regularly fall victim to...


Lighthouse Seeds

by Pamela Love Down East Books (January 01, 2004)

When her father, a Maine lighthouse keeper, is transferred to a station on a barren island far offshore, Sarah is quick to note how much her mother misses the flowers she used to grow in her garden on the mainland....


The Story of the Sea Glass

by Anne Dodd Down East Books (February 24, 2006)

When Nicole finds a beautiful piece of red sea glass on the beach, her grandmother Nana tells her a story from her own childhood of a broken red vase, which may have been the origin of this sea glass. Includes...


The Henhouse

by Carol Dean Down East Books (January 01, 2003)

Author Carol Dean relates an adventure that she experienced while growing up on her family's chicken farm in central Maine. The Henhouse is the charming, instructive tale of a young girl who one day begs her...


Between the Tides

by Fran Hodgkins & Jim Sollers Down East Books (January 01, 1991)

What happens to the denizens of the tidal zone when the sea recedes every 12 hours? This is the question that Hodgkins answers in a playful yet instructive way. Children are introduced to crabs, sea urchins,...


Time for the Fair

by Mary Train Down East Books (January 01, 2005)

Grace loves the fair. She loves it so much, she keeps asking her mother if it is time for the fair again. But a whole year must pass before the fair returns. This is a simple story about how a child anxiously...


Simon Snootle and Other Small Stories

by Lorin Morgan-Richards A Raven Above Press (November 24, 2017)

Simon Snootle and OTHER small stories is about seven misguided tales of humorous woe by several downtrodden characters that are simply looking to be themselves. The book begins with Simon Snootle, a meager young...


Make More Noise!

by Jeanne Willis, Katherine Woodfine, Emma Carroll & Kiran Millwood Hargrave et al. Nosy Crow (February 01, 2018)

An incredible collection of brand new short stories, from ten of the UK's very best storytellers, celebrating inspirational girls and women, being published tocommemorate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage...


Andre the Famous Harbor Seal

by Fran Hodgkins Down East Books (January 01, 2003)

Sometimes, just sometimes, a human being and a wild animal make a special connection that changes both of their lives. So it was with Rockport, Maine's Harry Goodridge and the harbor seal pup he named Andre....


West of Ireland Folk Tales for Children

by Rab Swannock Fulton & Marina Wild THP Ireland (February 08, 2018)

These stories are wild. These stories are magic. Maybe it’s wrong to try and trap them in a book. Maybe you should set them free and tell them. Some of these stories are strange and sad, some are a bit scary...


A Collection of Wildlife Short Stories

by Eric Barton Vivlia Limited (April 04, 2012)

Eric Barton, a village boy for all of his life, was born in Nayland, Suffolk and remained by the picturesque River Stour for 30 years. After marrying, he and his wife June moved over the county border into the...


Operation Clean Up Day

by Jason Tucker Clink Street Publishing (September 28, 2017)

This is the story of two very imaginative little boys and their resistance to cleaning up their toys. Two little boys are about to go out for the day to the swimming pool as a treat. But before they can go,...


My Alien Friend

by Marta Gómez de Pereira & Andrés Reina Editorial Imagen (July 05, 2017)

"My Alien Friend" is written with children ages 3 - 5 in mind. In this children's bedtime story, you'll know Thomas, who is an active little boy who just loves to play and play all day long when he is on holiday....


The Sharson Chronicles

by Beth Cortese Rowanvale Books Ltd (November 30, 2015)

Come and meet the scheming scientist called Cromdork, who has astronomical aspirations to seize the throne; Klanky, the shaggy dog in shining armour; Miss V.O.R., a practical woman with a passion for shoes and...


Tales from the Treasure Chest

by Ayesha Marfani & Maryam Ayub Crimson Cloak Publishing (July 25, 2017)

Twins from Exhortation Valley:

Some people wish to have everything in life, and this is what Sara wanted - just everything in life. Some people always envy what others have. They see themselves in the reflection...


Glodwyn's Treasure Chest

by Various Authors Crimson Cloak Publishing (July 04, 2017)

Glodwyn’s Treasure Chest contains twelve charming short stories for children, collected by a gnome.

With fairy stories, “dragons” and alligators, time-travelling children, a Firehouse Dog and a Pony which...