Children's Fiction

Short Stories for Kids

  • Enid Blyton's First Christmas and Other Stories - Hardback - 9781444932812 - Enid Blyton
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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
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    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.
  • Stories for 7-Year-Olds - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509880324
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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
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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
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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
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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!
  • WPZ2 5 years +
    A. A. Milne
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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
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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
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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 +
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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.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • ANMGP 5 years +
    Terry Pratchett
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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 +
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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+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • AAEAN 3 years +
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    Everyone has their favourite Harry story and here they all are in this roaringly good collection at this amazingly good price! This superb collection features Harry and the Snow King, Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs, Harry and the Robots, Romp in the Swamp and Harry and the Dinosuars say 'Raaah!' Read about how Harry first found his beloved dinosaurs, their adventures together in the scary swamp and discover just how brave they all are when they visit the dentist. There are even two stories just about Harry.
  • AEAUA 6 years +
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    This is a beautifully illustrated collection of over twenty stories of excitement, magic and humour. It includes well-known classics such as "The Little Mermaid", "Treasure Island" and "The Princess and the Pea" along with some original tales such as "The Bed Monster's Secret" and "The Pesky Parrot". Each story is brought to life with vivid illustrations. With a ribbon marker, this beautiful hardback book makes a gorgeous gift.
  • AARWK 5 years +
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    Thrilling tales filled with magic and fun are packed into this delightful hardback from Usborne that is perfect for young children. Illustrated Stories for Bedtime includes beautiful, colourful drawings that bring each of the eight tales in this anthology to life, while the easy-to-follow text means that children will enjoy reading along. The perfect length for bedtime reading, these magical stories feature Princes, dragons, sorcerers and crocodiles and are leave children spellbound!

  • AMCOB 7 years +
    Kevin Crossley-Holland
    7 years +
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    In this collection of very short stories, none of the stories is more than two pages long, and some are much shorter. There are stories about ghosts, supermarkets, animals, adventures, and all kinds of things. Kevin Crossley-Holland is an established writer who has produced a number of books for OUP, and this is a short and sharp collection of funny, intriguing, and scary stories.
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    Striking and eloquent stories that tell of the absurd violence of war, and tenderly depict the animals and children caught in its vortex A whale falls in love with a military submarine, and dies courting her; a mother caught in a fire following a bombing gives all her body's water to save her son, and her desiccated form turns into a kite; a wolf rescues a sick child abandoned by her parents, only to die himself at the hand of men. However, bunkers can also become real homes, a small Japanese girl and an American POW briefly understand each other and a miraculous tree feeds starving children...This is war, no doubt, but told by someone who understands how children truly experience war and its aftermath - the bombings and parents' deaths, the life of orphans who roam the streets, the starvation and blind violence in a society beyond destruction. Akiyuki Nosaka remembers what it was like to be a child caught in war-torn Japan in 1945, and he retells his experiences in this collection of powerful and beautifully expressive stories for children. Akiyuki Nosaka's adoptive parents were killed in the Allied firebombing of Kobe, Japan in 1945, and at age fourteen he fled with his younger sister to an evacuation camp, where she starved to death. This experience led him to write the award-winning Grave of the Fireflies, later made into an internationally acclaimed animated film, as well as The Whale That Fell in Love with a Submarine. Nosaka is well known in Japan as an essayist, lyricist, singer, politician and TV presenter. He has written nearly one hundred works of fiction and non-fiction, and continues to write columns for newspapers and magazines to this day.
  • AKTOA
    Michael Morpurgo
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    Since the beginning of time, strange and mysterious things have happened here...At the furthest edge of Britain, where the sea gently washes over the land and myths brush against reality, lies Zennor. These are unforgettable tales where magic lies around every corner. This haunting collection of short stories by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo includes magical illustrations by award-winning illustrator Michael Foreman.
  • ATADR
    Terry Pratchett
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    Poor Mr Swimble is having a bad day. Rabbits are bouncing out of his hat, pigeons are flying out of his jacket and every time he points his finger, something magically appears - cheese sandwiches, socks ...even a small yellow elephant on wheels! It's becoming a real nuisance - and he's allergic to rabbits. His friends at the Magic Rectangle can't help, but the mysterious vacuum cleaner he saw that morning may have something to do with it ...Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of food fights, pirates, wizards and crooks! "Arresting stuff! So funny it's criminal!".(PC Gorsebush Jones).
  • BENYW
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    Sixteen more charming animal stories, read by everyone's favourite zookeeper. The tales are: Winkle, the Zoo Cat, is lost and found; Nibble, the Squirrel, has his revenge; The arrival of Otto, the German Giraffe; Coconut, the Orang-Utan, has fun with the lawn; Otto and Georgina, the Giraffes, give their tongues a rest. 6. Bernard, the Baboon, and clever Little Titch; Side-splitter, the Kookaburra, gives the game away; Fanfare, the Peacock, sounds the alarm; Half-a-tick, the Mongoose, is 'egged' on; Dago, the Capybara, becomes established; Ever-so-teeny and Ever-so-weeny, the Harvest Mice; Hilda, the Ostrich, is annoyed; Private Eye, the Vulture, gives a consultation; The Budgerigars' Record Book; Small Change, the Guinea-pig, tries hard; and, Trit-Trot, the Pony, over-turns his cart. Vintage Beeb: classic albums first available as BBC LPs, now reissued on CD as as downloads. Guidance: as this contains archive/offair material the sound quality may vary. 1 CD. 1 hr.
  • AVAJZ
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    Celebrate 90 years of Winnie-the-Pooh with The Best Bear in all the World, the official sequel to the original stories by A.A. Milne. With brand-new stories from some of the most beloved children's authors writing today: Paul Bright, Brian Sibley, Kate Saunders and Jeanne Willis - each will transport you back into the Hundred Acre Wood for more adventures with Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and the rest of the gang. With decorations by Mark Burgess, in the style of the cherished illustrations by E.H. Shepard. This book will delight fans old and new. The short stories are perfect bedtime reading for ages six and up. Do you own all the classic Pooh titles? Winnie-the-Pooh The House at Pooh Corner; When We Were Very Young; Now We Are Six. The nation's favourite teddy bear has been delighting generations of children for 90 years. Milne's classic children's stories - featuring Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and, of course, Pooh himself - are both heart-warming and funny, teaching lessons of friendship and reflecting the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since. Pooh ranks alongside other beloved characters such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Whether you're 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages.