Short Stories for Children

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Children's short stories make the perfect bedtime reading. Quick, easy and chocked full of fun, they're perfect for when you want to get your little one's down a bit quicker. Our range of short stories for kids has everything from tales about fairies, monsters and their favourite animals. Just use the filters below to find your kids next short story.

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The new children’s book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams – a timeless adventure illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. On a volcanic island, in the middle of shark-infested waters, stands The Cruel School. The lessons are appalling, the school dinners are revolting and the teachers are terrifying – especially the mysterious Science teacher Doctor Doktur. When Larker is sent to the school, she quickly realises something very odd is going on… something involving Doctor Doktur, a pair of strange spectacles, and a ‘Monsterfication Machine’. And ultimately she finds herself face to face with a real life Megamonster. There seems to be no escape – but for Larker, nothing is impossible… Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008487591 • Author: David Walliams, Tony Ross • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.1 x 3.3 cm

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Join all of your favourite Magic Kittens in this fantastic sparkling 10 Book Collection! From Firelight Friends, Seaside Mystery, A Shimmering Splash to A Christmas Surprise, this Magic Kitten Collection is the must-have bedtime read all year around, for all little cat-lovers! Included in this title: Magic Kitten: Sparkling Steps Magic Kitten: Seaside Mystery Magic Kitten: A Christmas Surprise Magic Kitten: A Shimmering Splash Magic Kitten: Firelight Friends Magic Kitten: Picture Perfect Magic Kitten: Moonlight Mischief Magic Kitten: A Puzzle of Paws Magic Kitten: A Splash of Forever Magic Kitten: Double Trouble Product Information: ISBN: 9780241507322 Author: Sue Bentley Publisher: Turtleback Books Format: Book Collection Dimensions: 19.5 x 13.9 x 2.5cm

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When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an enchanted wood is on their doorstep. And when they discover the Faraway Tree . . . Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure - there'll be lots to discover whatever happens! Included in this title: • The Enchanted Wood • The Magic Faraway Tree • The Folk of the Faraway Tree Product Information: • ISBN: 9781444961591 • Author: Enid Blyton • Publisher: Hachette Children's Books • Format: Book Collection • Dimensions: 20.2 x 14.2  x 4cm

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Discover the amazing Rainbow Magic Glittering Fairies in this fantastic 14 Book Collection! Delve into all sorts of different sparkling stories with your favourite fluttering fairies - From Chloe the Tepaz Fairy and Jasmine the Present Fairy to Lucy the Diamond Fairy and Honey the Sweet Fairy! This is the must-have collection for your little Princesses to enjoy reading - perfect for fans of Rainbow Magic. Included in this title: Polly the Party Fun Fairy Pheobe the Fashion Fairy Jasmine the Present Fairy India the Moonstone Fairy Scarlett the Garnet Fairy Emily the Emerald Fairy Chloe the Tepaz Fairy Amy the Amethyst Fairy Sophie the Sapphire Fairy Lucy the Diamond Fairy Honey the Sweet Fairy Grace the Glitter Fairy Cherry the Cake Fairy Product Information: ISBN: 9781408365465 Author: Daisy Meadows Publisher: Hachette Childrens Books  Format: Book Collection

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Christmas is coming!  A delightful collection of stories for Yuletide by some of the finest writers for children which makes a perfect stock-filler Christmas gift.  The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories is essential Christmas-time reading including classic and contemporary stories, from traditional to real life, humour and most importantly, the magic of Christmas.  Product Information: •    ISBN: 9780241560341 •    Author: Wendy Cooling •    Publisher: Puffin •    Format: Paperback •    Pages: 176 •    Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.1 cm

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Join all of your favourite Magic Puppy in this fantastic sparkling 10 Book Collection! From Classroom Princess, School of Mischeif, Party Dreams, Snowy Wishes or Friendship Forever, this Magic Puppy Collection is the must-have bedtime read all year around, for all little pup-lovers! Included in this title: Magic Puppy: A Forest Charm Magic Puppy: Friendship Forever Magic Puppy: Classroom Princess Magic Puppy: Party Dreams Magic Puppy: School of Mischief Magic Puppy: Cloud Capers Magic Puppy: Spellbound at School Magic Puppy: Snowy Wishes Magic Puppy: Muddy Paws Magic Puppy: A New Beginning Product Information: ISBN: 9780241507445 Author: Sue Bentley Publisher: Turtleback Books Format: Book Collection Dimensions: 19.5 x 13.9 x 2.5cm

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HO-HO-HOW can Nicholas save Christmas? Nicholas's dad has lost his job just before Christmas! This means no money for yucky cake (hurray) or for PRESENTS (boooooo). But then the ding dong merrily doorbell rings and an old friend has the answer . . . Can a certain someone's famous bottom come to the rescue? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780141349374 • Author: Jeremy Strong • Publisher: Puffin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 144 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.8 cm

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5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . Lift Off! My brother's famous bottom is going into space! Well, a video of it, anyway. And the best news is that the whole family gets to go to America to see the launch! We're going to climb the Empire State Building, ride in a helicopter, and eat gherkins for breakfast. Who knows, maybe we'll even get to meet the President . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241539002 • Author: Jeremy Strong • Publisher: Puffin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 160 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.9 cm5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . Lift Off! My brother's famous bottom is going into space! Well, a video of it, anyway. And the best news is that the whole family gets to go to America to see the launch! We're going to climb the Empire State Building, ride in a helicopter, and eat gherkins for breakfast. Who knows, maybe we'll even get to meet the President . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241539002 • Author: Jeremy Strong • Publisher: Puffin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 160 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.9 cm

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A new hilarious adventure in the My Brother's Famous Bottom series by King of Comedy, Jeremy Strong. Nicholas and his family are off on holiday to Turkey! But with Cheese and Tomato causing chaos with stray tortoises, Dad having to be rescued by the lifeguard, and Mum setting off the hotel sprinkler system with her belly-dancing routine, rest and relaxation are not on the cards! Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241538999 • Author: Jeremy Strong • Publisher: Puffin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 144 • Dimensions: 19.56 x 12.7 x 1.02 cm

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Delve into a fantastic array of Enid Blyton classics in this 4 Book Collection of Stories! Including 30 Springtime Stories, 30 Animal Stories, 25 Adventure Stories and 30 Nature Stories, these books are enough to keep you and your children entertained and reading together. Included in this title: Springtime Stories Animal Stories Nature Stories Adventure Stories Product Information: ISBN: 9781444962871 Author: Enid Blyton Publisher: Hachette Children's Books Format: Book Collection

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How do you stop your mum picking her nose? Want to discover how one slice of toast can make you the most popular person in school? Find out in this collection of very funny stories! A collection of short stories in the popular style of Morris Gleitzman's Give Peas a Chance and Pizza Cake - except, of course, even funnier! Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241539019 • Author: Morris Gleitzman • Publisher: Puffin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 176 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.1 cm

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The original classic and much-loved tale featuring Jacqueline Wilson's most popular character, the one-and-only Tracy Beaker! 'I'm Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I'd read it if I were you. It's the most incredible dynamic heart-rending story. Honest.' Tracy is ten years old. She lives in a Children's Home but would like a real home one day, with a real family. Meet Tracy, follow her story and share her hopes for the future in this beautifully observed, touching and often very funny tale, all told in Tracy's own words. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780440867579 • Author: Jacqueline Wilson • Publisher: Yearling • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224  • Dimensions: 19.79 x 12.85 x 1.45 cm

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Cosy up for Christmas with this brand-new festive story, starring everyone's favourite Victorian foundling, Hetty Feather! An unexpected gift leads to trouble for Hetty on Christmas Day at the Foundling Hospital, and the dreaded Matron Bottomly is delighted to have an excuse to exclude Hetty from the festive celebrations. Poor Hetty is distraught – but just when it seems that all is lost, a dear friend arrives to whisk her away for a Christmas unlike any other . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780552578837 • Author: Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt • Publisher: Corgi Childrens • Format: Paperback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.8 cm

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'Tis the season to be jolly tra-la-la-la-la ... BUT WAIT! Father Christmas's EVIL brother, Bad Christmas, is plotting to take over the world. His poisonous Christmas puddings that turn humans into zombies are pouring through from The Other Side in their millions. Millions of Christmas puddings, all made of deadly sticky matter! But four children from Plumpot Primary have escaped the puddings. Are they in time to stop Bad Christmas and save the world? Prepare to be ... puddified! Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241560327 • Author: Jeremy Strong • Publisher: Puffin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 160 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.9 cm

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From The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog to karate princesses and hot cross bottoms, there's a Jeremy Strong story to suit every child's sense of humour. Jeremy's readers range from 7 to teen, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and Andy Stanton. Streaker the dog is brilliant at many things but most of all she's brilliant at getting into TROUBLE! Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241427071 • Author: Jeremy Strong • Publisher: Puffin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 144 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.8 cm

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Saddle up for a week in pony paradise! At Sunnyside Stables, each girl gets her own pony to look after and ride for a week along with a diary in which to write about her riding adventures. Megan’s so excited to be at Pony Camp. She wants to be Megan the Brave and when she’s given a naughty pony, Mischief, to ride, she is determined to rise to the challenge. But Mischief proves harder to control than she expected, and Megan worries that all the other girls think she’s bad at riding! Can she work hard enough to get Mischief under control and impress everyone at the gymkhana? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781847159786 • Author: Kelly McKain • Publisher: Stripes Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.8 cm

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Buster is a lively Jack Russell, TIGER is a feisty white and ginger tom and Rose is a faithful Collie. Robert and Lucy Edwards love their pets more than anything; but the threat of the Second World War forces them to flee to Devon - leaving their animals behind. And as the air raid sirens sound over London, the frightened animals are sent to be put down. Buster, Tiger and Rose make a daring escape but with danger at every turn, can the trio make it across the country as it prepares for battle? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241436264 • Author Megan Rix • Publisher: Puffin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 1.4 cm

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Meet Stick Dog – a new breed of hero! Stick Dog and his friends, Mutt, Stripes, Karen and Poo-Poo have caught the scent of hamburgers and what hungry stray could resist that lovely meaty waft? All they have to do is follow the smell, find the barbecue and eat the hamburgers. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. The dogs need a ‘Master Plan’ and they’re not short of ideas. They’re just short of ideas that aren’t ridiculous, or dangerous, or just very very silly. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780007494828 • Author: Tom Watson • Publisher: HarperCollins Childrens Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 192 • Dimensions: 19.71 x 13 x 1.22 cm

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Welcome to Mermaids Rock! The entrance to the mermaid realm in the deep, blue ocean… Marina is new in Mermaids Rock and she can’t wait to make friends! She meets a group of mermaids who love animals and the environment as much as she does and the new friends soon face their first challenge… The beautiful coral caves nearby have been damaged. Who, or what, could have caused the destruction? And why? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788951944 • Author: Linda Chapman, Mirelle Ortega • Publisher: Stripes Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 160 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.4 cm

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Readers can discover all the foul facts about the Cut-throat Celts, including why weird Celt warriors fought with no clothes on, how to preserve your enemy's brain and why the Celts laughed at funerals. Refreshed with a fantastic new design for 2016, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. It's all about History with all the nasty bits left in! Ideal for: This book is perfect for all young history fanatics. This book has 140 pages and measures: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1cm

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