Picture Books

The Candlewick Book of Animal Tales

An illustrated collection of 20 stories about animals from pigs, rabbits and cats to crocodiles, owls and whales.

Heide, Florence Parry  Tales for the Perfect Child

A collection of 7 stories about children and some trouble they can get into.

Tudor, Tasha  Tasha Tudor's Sampler

A collection of three stories about Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

Easy Readers

Miller, Sara Swan  Three Stories You Can Read to Your Cat

A cat hears three stories about a dull rainy day, a yummy bug, and a good day of destruction in the house.

Pet Stories You Don't Have to Walk

Short stories by authors such as Cynthia Ryland, Jack Prelutsky and Syd Hoff

Juvenile Fiction

Ballet stories

A collection of fifteen stories about the ballet, by such authors as Cynthia Voigt, Jean Ure, and Rumer Godden.

Stewart, Diana  Sherlock Holmes: Selected Stories

Contains stories such as “The Adventure of the Specked Band,” “A Scandal in Bohemia,” and “The Red-Headed League”  All  are adapted by Diana Stewart.

Hughes, Ted  Tales of the Early World

A collection of tales about a god that, when creating a world keeps making mistakes.

Jennings, Paul  Unreal! : Eight Surprising Stories

Stories that range from one about ice cream that changes your looks to another about "lucky" lipstick that makes everyone kiss you.

King-Smith, Dick  Hogsel and Gruntel and Other Animal Stories

Fifteen funny stories about an assortment of animals, including “Poppet,” “The Spelling Bee,” “The Great Sloth Race,” “Norty Boy,” and “the Princess and the Pig.”

Kipling, Rudyard  Just So Stories

Twelve stories about animals, insects, and other subject  include "How the Alphabet Was Made," "How the Camel Got His Hump," and "The Elephant's Child."

Konigsburg, E. L.  Throwing Shadows

Five short stories that each capture a point in time that that changes the characters life forever.

Marshall, James  Rats on the Range and Other Stories

In eight animal stories the reader meets a rat family that vacations at a dude ranch, a pig who takes lessons in table manners, a mouse who keeps house for a tomcat, and a buzzard who leaves his money to the Society for Stray Cats--or does he?

Mckissak, Pat  The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

A collection of ten ghost stories and stories of horror.

The Random House Book of Humor for Children

A humor collection composed of thirty-four  short stories and "chunks" from novels.  Including authors such as Blume, Peck, Byars, Jackson, Kipling, Cleary, Eager, White, Twain.

Sandburg, Carl  Rootabaga Stories

A Collection of  funny and joyful short stories that is a complete collection from both “Rootabaga Stories” and “Rootabaga Pidgeons!”

Sandburg, Carl  More Rootabagas

A selection of Sandburg's fanciful, humorous short stories peopled with such characters as the “Potato Face Blind Man,” “Susan Slackentwist,” and “Dippy the Wisp.”

Zullo, Allan  Haunted Campers: True Ghost Stories

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Coville, Bruce  The Unicorn Treasury

A collection of stories, poems, and unicorn lore about the mythical creature.

Cohen, Barbara  Canterbury Tales

Stories from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, translated and illustrated.  Stories include “The Franklins’ Tale,” “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” and “The Pardoner’s Tale.”

Stories from Where We Live: The Great Lakes

This is a collection of short stories and poetry by authors from Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and Ontario.  The stories celebrate and the explore the Great Lakes region.


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