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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 story books 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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Meet five groundbreaking musicians: Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Prince, Stevie Wonder & Dolly Parton! Discover the lives of outstanding musicians and performers. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. Little People, Big Dreams aims to inspire young minds through engaging stories, facts and vibrant photos. Included in this Collection: • Play Like a Musician: Guided Journal • Groundbreaking Musicians: Treasury Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780711289529 • Author:  Little People Big Dreams • Publisher:  Quarto Publishing • Format:  Box Set

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Jamie's art and storytelling fizz with exuberance - the pages turn themselves in this addictive collection of amazing stories! Since he crash-landed on Earth in a rocket, Monkey has been causing absolute mayhem! Bunny and the gang (Squirrel, Pig [the Pig], Action Beaver, and Skunky the Inventor) have almost had enough. In this rollicking comic extravaganza, the pint-sized friends must tackle a helliphant, rocket-powered hot air balloons, and the most mind-boggling creatures of all... hew-mans!  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781788451956 • Author:  Jamie Smart  • Publisher:  David Fickling Books • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  256 • Dimensions:  14 x 1.6 x 21 cm 

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The Maniacal Badger has arrived, and he's determined to take over the Woods! Wasn't that Monkey's plan?  This cannot happen! What japes await in this brand-new adventure, when Bunny and Monkey team up to beat this new menace?! They've never managed to work together before... And will Skunky rediscover his passion for evil inventions, to defeat his rival at their own game? One thing's for sure... Laughs are guaranteed!  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781788452809 • Author:  Jamie Smart  • Publisher:  David Fickling Books • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  240 • Dimensions:  14 x 1.6 x 21 cm 

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A classic collection of stories by Michael Rosen, Alexander McCall Smith, Ted Hughes, Michael Morpurgo and others, specially chosen for young readers of around eight by children’s book expert, Julia Eccleshare. Mary Poppins takes Jane and Michael on a topsy-turvy day; a boy watches over a beautiful swan… These classic stories are wonderful to share and enjoy with your child at any time of the year, or would make the perfect birthday gift. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780008524760 • Author:  Julia Eccleshare • Publisher:  HarperCollins Publishers • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  264 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm

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Life is never going to be boring while Looshkin is around, but one thing is for sure - it will be very, very funny! Looshkin might look like a cute blue cat, but you've never met a cat like Looshkin before. If you look away for just a moment, your house will be full of foamy bubbles, there are pigs on your roof, and a portal to a hell-dimension has opened in your loft. And there are bees, everywhere! The comics in this book were previously published as Looshkin and Looshkin: The Big Number 2.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781788452557 • Author:  Jamie Smart • Publisher:  David Fickling Books • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  208 • Dimensions:  14.1 x 1.2 x 21 cm

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Bunny and his friends Weenie the Squittel, Pig (the pig), Action Beaver, and Skunky the Inventor live peacefully in the woods. Until one day, when the chaotic force of nature Monkey is fired into their midst by the British Space programme! (They were aiming for the Moon).  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781788451772 • Author:  Jamie Smart  • Publisher:  David Fickling Books • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  256 • Dimensions:  14 x 1.6 x 21 cm  

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A classic collection of stories by P.L Travers, Penelope Lively, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen, Alexander McCall Smith and others, specially chosen for young readers of around seven by children’s book expert, Julia Eccleshare. Mary Poppins takes Jane and Michael on a gravity-defying tea party on the ceiling; Meet the boy who rescues a beached dolphin: Can the barber keep the secret of the Rajah’s big ears? These classic stories are wonderful to share and enjoy with your child at any time of the year, or would make the perfect birthday gift. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780008524739 • Author:  Julia Eccleshare • Publisher:  HarperCollins Publishers • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  208 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm 

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A classic collection of tales to tell children of about four, featuring beloved characters and lively stories, by Michael Bond, Jill Barklem, Anne Fine amongst others, chosen by children’s book expert, Julia Eccleshare. Paddington Bear has a magical moment, the animals of Brambly Hedge are struggling at the dusty mill: Lara’s godmother sorts out a noisy lion and Rapunzel is rescued from the tower… These classic stories are wonderful to share and enjoy with your child at any time of the year, or would make the perfect birthday gift. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780008524647 • Author:  Julia Eccleshare • Publisher:  HarperCollins Publishers • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  192 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.0 x 19.8 cm

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What’s that creeping through the crooked creek? Is it a crocodile? Eek! Watch out, Mouse! Spot the hidden crocodiles in this fabulously fun romp. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788813990 • Author: Jonny Lambert  • Publisher: Little Tiger Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 32 • Dimensions: 24.5 x 28 x 0.4cm

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Fans of Dog Man will love this spin-off by Dan Pilkey, starring some of the best characters from the Dog Man series! Li'l Petey, Molly, Flippy, and twenty-one rambunctious baby frogs are back for another creative adventure! Readers of all ages will be inspired to dream up their own stories and unleash their own creativity, as they dive into this pioneering graphic novel adventure from Dav Pilkey  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780702318740 • Author:  Dav Pilkey • Publisher:  Scholastic • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  176 • Dimensions:  16.5 x 1.1 x 21.8 cm

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For Rapunzel, being a princess has been nothing but fun. But everything goes wrong when she breaks a magical urn and blames it on her new friend, Ella. It turns out that the urn was home to a very cross (and now very homeless) hermit genie, who casts a spell making everyone blame Rapunzel for everything that goes wrong in Tale Town! With the help of her friends and a mysterious green monkey called Alphege, can Rapunzel 'undo what she has done' and lift the curse? The Genie's Curse is the third book in this brilliant new highly-illustrated series by Tom Percival, featuring all the fairy-tale characters you know and love having brand-new adventures!  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781447292135 • Author: Tom Percival • Publisher:  Pan Macmillan • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  168 • Dimensions:  19.8 x 13 x 1.3 cm

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This hilarious and action-packed first reader is perfect for LEGO DC Super Heroes fans who are learning to read! When supervillains from outer space threaten to steal the world's toys, it is up to DC Comics' greatest superheroes to save the day! But can Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl defeat the evil aliens without a good plan? Or, will they be defeated before naptime?  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781407163413 • Author: Trey King • Publisher:  Scholastic • Format:  Hardback • Pages:  32 • Dimensions:  23.4 x 16,7 x 0.8 cm

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Lottie Brooks is BACK for more extremely embarrassing adventures as she goes on holiday and gets her very first boyfriend! Things that are rubbish in my life: Have the most disgusting little brother in the entire world, have to get braces when am on the brink of having my first kiss and mum is making cottage pie for dinner. VOM. Finally summer has arrived and Lottie has BIG plans - scrolling through Instagram, dreaming about MEGA-crush Daniel and sunbathing by the pool on their family holiday to France. Then Lottie meets new CRUSH Antoine. The language is a tiny bit of a barrier but does it matter when he's THAT good looking? Product Information:  • ISBN: 9780241562031 • Author: Katie Kirby • Publisher: Penguin • Format:  Paperback • Pages: 466 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 x 4cm

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Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime.  But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at a campsite that's not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation - or if they're already in too deep.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780241396957 • Author:  Jeff Kinney • Publisher:  Penguin Random House Children's UK • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  217 • Dimensions:  19.7 x 12.8 x 1.6 cm

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Since he crash-landed on Earth in a rocket, Monkey has been causing absolute mayhem!  Bunny and the gang (Squirrel, Pig, Action Beaver, and Skunky the Inventor) have almost had enough. Monkey's eternal struggle for world domination is getting more ridiculous every day, and it's impossible to predict which bizarre plan he's going to put into action next.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781788452304 • Author:  Jamie Smart  • Publisher:  David Fickling Books • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  256 • Dimensions:  14 x 1.6 x 21 cm  

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Julia Donaldson returns with Princess Mirror-Belle and the Magic Shoes, the exciting adventures of a mischievous princess. Ellen's life is turned upside down by the hilarious Mirror-Belle, a spirited princess who claims to be from somewhere mysterious and far away. She appears out of mirrors to tell Ellen magical stories and take her on exciting escapades. From going to ballet class to staying at Ellen's grandparents' house, causing mischief with their furry friends, having fun at Halloween and taking the princess test, you can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow. Stories include The Magic Shoes, The Golden Goose, Prince Precious Paws, Which Witch? and The Princess Test! Full of black-and-white illustrations by Lydia Monks!  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781529097641 • Author: Julia Donaldson • Publisher:  Pan Macmillan • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  171 • Dimensions:  12.9 x 19.7 x 1.5 cm

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Tom's doing everything possible to stay out of trouble but somehow, he's got three sad faces on the school achievement chart! And getting another sad face means Mr Fullerman won't let him go on the school trip. Moany Marcus Meldrew is making things worse and now Tom's annoyed his grumpy sister Delia. Can his best friend Derek help? Will Rooster the dog stop eating his homework? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781407186733 • Author: Liz Pichon • Publisher: Scholastic • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 16.5 x 2cm

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Miranda loves to be different, and on Bring-your-pet-to-school Day she introduces everyone to her very DIFFERENT pet… Penelope the snake. Miss Bloat the headmistress doesn’t think snakes should be allowed in school. But Penelope has other ideas… Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008172718 • Author: David Walliams • Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 32 • Dimensions: 27 x 27 x 0.3 cm

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Thirteen-year-old T'Challa can't wait to go back to America to visit his friends Sheila and Zeke in Beaumont, a small Alabama town, over their summer break. He's thrilled to be on holiday away from his duties as the Prince of Wakanda. But as T'Challa begins to explore the town, he finds that a man who goes by the ordinary name of Bob happens to be everywhere he is - and T'Challa begins to think it's no coincidence. When residents of the town begin flocking to Bob's strange message, and a prominent citizen disappears, the Young Prince has no choice but to intervene. Before long, T'Challa and his friends find themselves caught in a plot involving a rare ancient book and a man who's not as he seems. Swept up in a fight against an unexpected and evil villain, T'Challa, Sheila and Zeke must band together to save the people of Beaumont... before it's too late. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781801080996 • Author: Ronald L. Smith • Publisher:  Autumn Publishing • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  256 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm

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Five nippy Vikings set out hiking, off on an adventure to find some yeti fluff. As in the chilly weather, no underpants are better, than a pair of knickers knitted from the stuff! A hilarious rhyming adventure about a gang of Vikings on the hunt for the perfect pair of knickers!  Product Information: • ISBN: 9781848699427 • Author: Steve Smallman • Publisher: Little Tiger Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 32 • Dimensions: 24.5 x 0.4 x 28 cm

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