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Pick and Choose: Short Stories

Can't Choose? Try a collection of short stories. Read one or read the whole book, either way it's an adventure. Don't forget to take advantage of the alternate formats listed. Titles available as audio or eBooks can be used to earn eLectrified versions of the You Choose badge.

A little girl tells very short stories about herself, but her full adventures are revealed in the artwork.

Also available in: e-video

Five new episodes in the friendship of the two hippopotamuses. Find more short stories about George and Martha and their friendship in our catalog.

Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook

Longing for adventure, intrepid Louise leaves her comfortable nest and goes to sea.

The mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

Presents a series of loosely related drawings each accompanied by a title and a caption which the reader may use to make up his or her own story. Interested in others' interpretations of these mysteries? Try The Chronicles of Harris Burdick - also short stories.

Once upon an alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

"From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet"--.

An illustrated collection of eleven traditional tales collected by the Grimm brothers.

An anthology of three faith-themed Berenstain Bears tales imparts biblical values, morals, and life lessons, including a tale in which Dad and the cubs try to catch a fish for dinner with humorous results.

Twin sisters Ling and Ting have fun together playing in all kinds of weather.

Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman

Although she can throw farther, kick higher, and hit harder than anyone else at school, Isabel, aka Bunjitsu Bunny, never hurts another creature--unless she has to. Read more about Isabel in Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move.

A collection of thirteen traditional tales from various parts of the world, with the main character of each being a fearless, strong, heroic, and resourceful woman.

Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook

This deluxe volume brings all of the Pooh stories together in one full-color, large-format book with complete and unabridged text and illustrations. Wondering where the inspiration for this most delightful bear can be found? Try either Winnie or Finding Winnie. Both relate the backstory of Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin.

Fictionalized accounts of the true stories of three people who made separate attempts to travel around the world in the late nineteenth century, including Thomas Stevens, who made the journey on a bicycle, reporter Nellie Bly, who used conventional methods of travel, and sea captain Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail around the world alone.

An anthology of short graphic works by such artists as Kazu Kibuishi, Dave Roman, and Raina Telgemeier, all on the theme of a mysterious box and the marvels, or mayhem, inside. For more short graphic stories, try The Lost Islands or The Hidden Doors.

Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

An illustrated collection of fourteen short stories featuring "dragons and wizards, councilors and mayors, an adventurous tortoise and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats and a few magic spells" written when the author was a teenaged newspaper reporter.

Also available in: e-book | audiobook

Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.

A collection of sixteen stories including "The Plague of Peacocks," "Aunt Bea's Day Out," "The Fat Wizard," "No One," and "Everard's Ride."

Where do authors get their ideas? And how do they turn those ideas into stories? This anthology looks at the process of taking real-life experiences and turning them into works of engaging fiction. The collection features award-winning and bestselling middle-grade authors who provide both original fictional short stories as well as the nonfiction accounts that inspired them. 

Book of enchantments by Patricia C. Wrede

If this book of short fantasy stories appeals, you may want to check out the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, which begins with Dealing with Dragons.

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