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Sunny Days Inside

and Other Stories

by Caroline Adderson, narrator Cherlandra Estrada
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: short stories, new experience, multigenerational, city & town life

When the “grownup virus” hits, kids who live in the same apartment building must cope with strange new rules and extended time at home with parents and siblings.

And they survive brilliantly, each in their own way. Twin boys throw themselves into an independent research assignment on prehistoric people and embrace their own devolution. A budding …

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War at the Snow White Motel and Other Stories

by Tim Wynne-Jones
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: short stories, self-esteem & self-reliance, adolescence

An insightful and funny new collection of short stories from award-winning author Tim Wynne-Jones.

In “War at the Snow White Motel,” Rex and his family are vacationing in Vermont. A thoughtless act launches him into war with an older teenager at their motel, but a much bigger conflict — the Vietnam War — looms large on the horizon.

Ant wants …

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Mi'kmaq Campfire Stories of Prince Edward Island

by Julie Pellissier-Lush, illustrated by Laurie Ann Marie Martin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native american, native canadian, short stories

The Mi'kmaq people have been here since the ice began to melt over this great land. They learned the medicines in nature to keep them healthy and they hunted the animals of the land and fished the waters of the sea. During the summer months they would gather in large community groups to celebrate, dance and sing. When the cold winds started to blow …

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Sit

by Deborah Ellis, read by Samantha Quan
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback Hardcover eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: short stories, self-esteem & self-reliance

Nine poignant and empowering short stories from the author of The Breadwinner.

The seated child. With a single powerful image, Deborah Ellis draws our attention to nine children and the situations they find themselves in, often through no fault of their own. In each story, a child makes a decision and takes action, be that a tiny gesture or a life-a …

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Tales from the Fringes of Fear

by Jeff Szpirglas, illustrated by Steven P. Hughes
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: horror & ghost stories, short stories, paranormal

Most kids don’t have to stress about things like exotic insects with a taste for human flesh when they go to class. But students at this school have to be ever vigilant. You never know when a supernatural pastry or a clay monster bent on revenge might be lurking just around the corner. Even a simple field trip to a local animal sanctuary can hav …

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