Children's Fiction

Short Stories for Kids

  • EBFC 9 years +
    9 years +
    (3)
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    This beautiful book contains 16 of the most popular stories from the New Testament, all retold by Enid Blyton - one of the world's favourite authors.

    Originally published between the 1940s and '60s, this book includes the likes of The Three Wise Men and The First Christmas. The stories are beautifully illustrated in black and white.
    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
  • Disney Princess: The Enchanted Library Collection - 11 Books - Collection - 9780241310922
    DPEL 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £17.99
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    • Just £1.64 per book
    From Ariel and Belle to Mulan and Merida, this collection of royal reads contains 11 hardback books all about the famous Disney princesses.

    Presented in a slipcase, The Enchanted Library introduces the characters, their friends, foes and the princes who star in the stories and will tell your children (and you!) everything they ever wanted to know about them.

    These books retell the famous stories and are packed with magical Disney artwork. Children who love princesses and fairy tales will adore them.

    Please note these books contain content previously published in the Disney Princess Enchanted Character Guide.
  • Stories for 7-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880324
    STSV 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Featuring funny, scary and animal stories this collection of books, complete with cover artwork by Adam Stower, will delight children aged 7 and over.

    Funny Stories for 7-Year-Olds is hugely entertaining and includes stories from Dick King-Smith, Philippa Gregory and Jacqueline Wilson; Scary Stories for 7-Year-Olds features gentle horror stories from Michael Rosen, Jamie Rix and Rose Impey; and Animal Stories for 6-Year-Olds is full of rich and heart-warming stories about adorable animals and cute critters.

    With so many short stories to enjoy, these books are perfect to dip in and out of and can be read alone or aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • Stories for 5-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880300
    STFV 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Featuring funny, magical and animal stories this collection of books, complete with cover artwork by Adam Stower, will delight children aged 5 and over.

    Funny Stories for 5-Year-Olds is hugely entertaining and includes stories from Dick King-Smith, Tony Ross and Malorie Blackman; Magical Stories for 5-Year-Olds features fantasy stories from Joan Aiken, Margaret Mayo and Alf Proysen; and Animal Stories for 5-Year-Olds is full of rich and heart-warming stories from the likes of Dick King-Smith, Margaret Mahy and Dorothy Edwards.

    With so many short stories to enjoy, these books are perfect to dip in and out of and can be read alone or aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • Stories for 6-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880317
    STSI 6 years +
    6 years +
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    Featuring funny, magical and animal stories this collection of books, complete with cover artwork by Adam Stower, will delight children aged 6 and over.

    Funny Stories for 6-Year-Olds is hugely entertaining and includes stories from Margaret Mahy, Tony Bradman and Malorie Blackman; Magical Stories for 6-Year-Olds features fantasy stories from Joan Aiken, Berlie Doherty and The Brothers Grimm; and Animal Stories for 6-Year-Olds is full of rich and heart-warming stories from the likes of Dick King-Smith, David Henry Wilson and Meredith Hooper.

    With so many short stories to enjoy, these books are perfect to dip in and out of and can be read alone or aloud.

    Format: paperback
  • CF0148 9 years +
    9 years +
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    This is a treasury of 27 short stories by Enid Blyton that are ideal for the summer months and are perfect for children aged 7 and over to read on their own.

    Full of magic and adventure, they sum up the joys of visiting the seaside and capture the fun of the fair. They have titles including The Enchanted Toadstool, The Galloping Seahorse and A Story of Magic Strawberries.
  • WWN2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
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    The World's Worst Children are back in this selection of short stories from the one and only David Walliams.

    Illustrated in full colour by Tony Ross, this book introduces beastly boys and gruesome girls and this time around they're ruder, more disgusting and worse than you could ever imagine! You'll be delightfully horrified by the antics of Gruesome Griselda and Fussy Frankie.

    Presented in beautiful hardback, these ten stories even feature a special cameo from the fan favourite, Raj!
  • MRX2 8 years +
    Alf Proysen
    8 years +
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    Alf Proysen's Mrs Pepperpot is a resourceful character, but then this is important if you're liable to shrink to the size of a pepperpot at any moment! In Mrs Pepperpot Stories, readers will enjoy the gentle humour and ingenuity of our pint-sized heroine as she encounters a monstrous mousetrap, a crafty fox and a mountain of ice-cream! Readers from 5+ will be charmed by Mrs Pepperpot.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • WPZ2 5 years +
    AA Milne
    5 years +
    (1)
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    Journey to Hundred Acre Wood with this quality reprint of A.A. Milne's classic stories that have been pored over for generations. Featuring the wonderful original colour illustrations from E.H. Shepard, this enjoyable collection of Winnie-the-Pooh stories is a must-have for every child's - and grown-up's - bookshelf.

    Beautifully presented, this charming book includes the timeless adventures of Pooh Bear and his much-loved friends, and this collectable edition of tales sees the Bear for All Ages get into a tight place, nearly catch a Woozle, and discover the wrong sort of honey - amongst many other things!

    A gift that is sure to be cherished by any young reader.
  • TAI2 5 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    5 years +
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    Children's books superstar Julia Donaldson retells a trio of charming tales from across the world, in a stunning first independent read.

    A king hides a terrible secret under his crown... a marvellous dream inspires an epic journey... a clever girl outwits the king. Told in hyper-readable language and with full-colour illustrations, these stories are an ideal first step for children embarking on a lifelong journey through the wonders of books and stories.

    An appealing book especially designed with spaced text and cream pages for those who struggle with reading (including dyslexic children), the Little Gems book comes with beautiful illustrations from Peter Bailey.
  • WCE2 9 years +
    David Walliams
    9 years +
    (1)
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    Written by David Walliams - an author who is proven to know just what kind of buttons to press to get kids giggling - The World's Worst Children introduces a delightfully dreadful cast of characters!

    Presented in full colour, the book features five beastly boys and five gruesome girls including Sofia Sofa, a girl who loves TV and is so stuck to the sofa she's turning into one, and Dribbling Drew, a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip.

    A collection of wickedly funny short stories, there's even a special appearance from Raj - a character who has appeared in all of David Walliams' bestselling novels. The tales are accompanied by Tony Ross' hilarious illustrations.
  • BRX2 7 years +
    Enid Blyton
    7 years +
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    If you've never read these timeless tales of Brer Rabbit, you're in for a treat!

    Brer Rabbit is a mischievous character who loves to play tricks on his pals but occasionally gets his comeuppance.

    A great collection of stories that showcase Enid Blyton's classic storytelling charm perfectly.
  • RVY2 5 years +
    Roald Dahl
    5 years +
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    Roald Dahl dispenses with the usual happily ever after endings in the retelling of six famous fairy tales in Revolting Rhymes.

    Cinderella decides not to marry her prince when he reveals a surprisingly callous streak, Snow White befriends seven jockeys who are compulsive gamblers and Goldilocks proves to be a real hoodlum!

    This hilarious collection will have readers aged five and above in stitches. Colour illustrations throughout.
  • SF62 5 years +
    5 years +
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    The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-Year-Olds is a fabulous collection with stories from favourite children's authors including Geraldine McCaughrean, Philippa Pearce, Penelope Lively and Catherine Storr. With an assortment that includes folk tales and ranges from Pandora's Box to How Trouble Made the Monkey Eat Pepper, there's something for everyone in this book.
  • ANMGP 5 years +
    Terry Pratchett
    5 years +
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    Focus on a planet revolving in space ...Focus in on a small country in the northern hemisphere - Great Britain. Closer, closer ...and on the western edge of London you can see the county of Buckinghamshire. Small villages and winding country roads. And if you could go back in time to the mid nineteen-sixties, you might spot a young lad on a motorbike coming down one such lane, notebook and pen in his jacket pocket. This is me. A junior reporter for the Bucks Free Press, where I began writing stories for young readers that were published every week in the newspaper. The stories in this collection are a selection of those. There are wizards and mayors, carpet people and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats. And some of these stories even spawned my later novels. The deluxe slipcase edition is fully illustrated and includes: special foreword by Terry Pratchett; two bonus stories; critical commentaries to accompany each story; limited-edition colour print; and, additional content.
  • SF82 8 years +
    8 years +
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    This entertaining assortment of stories from well-known children's authors will appeal to youngsters wanting to read independently and those who like to be read to. The collection includes contributions from Joan Aiken, Michael Rosen, Anita Desai, Geraldine McCaughrean and Ursula Moray Williams. Combining magic, mystery and tales both old and new, this book is an ideal gift for children aged 7+.
  • EFF2 6 years +
    David Roberts
    6 years +
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    The 30th Dirty Bertie adventure might be his most disgusting yet. He's picked to be the mascot for Pudsley Rovers, attempts to get expelled from summer camp and makes a robot called Bootosaurus to replace Miss Boot!

    These short and sharp stories are very funny and perfect for reluctant readers.
  • EJA2 4 years +
    4 years +
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    This red book-banded early reader contains two stories that will help children build their reading confidence and fluency. Dog in a Dress finds animals wearing lots of clothes and asking who they belong to while Run, Tom, Run! follows Tom as he enters the big race. Will he win?
  • EIR2 4 years +
    Elizabeth Dale
    4 years +
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    This early reader contains two stories - Cool Duck is about a hot cat who spots a duck and Lots of Hats follows Sam and his family on a windy day as they wear all kinds of hats. This book will help children familiarise themselves with the kind of things they'll see on days out.
  • EIV2 4 years +
    Elizabeth Dale
    4 years +
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    This pink-book banded early reader contains two fun stories to help children develop their reading skills. Bad Dog finds a muddy pup trying to find somewhere to sit and No, Nell, No! follows Nell as she enjoys a picnic but can't stop thinking of eating other things.
  • EIX2 4 years +
    Alice Hemming
    4 years +
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    This gorgeously illustrated book will help children develop into confident readers. It's red book banded and includes two stories - Bam-Boo and I Wish.

    Bam-Boo is about a panda who loves to hide and I Wish has a princess finding a well up on a hill. What will she wish for?
  • EIW2 4 years +
    Alice Hemming
    4 years +
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    This red book-banded picture book will help children with their reading progression. It contains two stories - Buzz and Jump! Jump! - that are full of excitement. Buzz asks what a certain sound is while Ken follows a kangaroo who loves to jump around.
  • EIT2 4 years +
    Cath Jones
    4 years +
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    This early reader book contains two stories - Meg and Rat and Puff! Puff! Puff!

    The former finds Meg in possession of a big map, but what treasures await her? The latter finds Nat having a picnic that everyone wants to attend. Pink book banded, this is a great way of helping children learn to read.
  • EIU2 4 years +
    Jill Atkins
    4 years +
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    This pink book-banded early reader contains two stories that will delight young children and help develop their reading skills - Ned in Bed and Fun at the Park.

    Ned in Bed finds animals wanting to join Ned as he goes to sleep and Fun at the Park shows just how much fun it is to go up and down.