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Recommended Reading List for children and young adults
 
Dr Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories various (Puffin)

Publishers description: The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Anthology is the perfect collection of adventures for Doctor Who fans.

This print edition is the culmination of a year-long series of ebooks to celebrate fifty years of Doctor Who. Eleven Doctors, eleven stories, eleven unique interpretations of the Doctor, his terrifying alien enemies and his time-travelling adventures. So far writers have included Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Segdwick, Philip Reeve and many more to be announced.

ISBN: 9780141348940   Buy from the Publisher (available from 23rd November)

And Then He Kissed Me various (Walker)

Publishers description: Toe-curlingly good (and bad!) kisses, boys next door, spots on date night, first love, unlove, passion, heartbreak … and other unnatural disasters.

A collection of romantic short stories from some of today’s bestselling women’s and teen fiction writers. Ever fallen in love? Ever fallen out of love? Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t have…? Nine authors write about first kisses, love, heartbreak and everything in between in this short story anthology.

ISBN: 9781406340037   Buy from the Publisher
Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling (Vintage)

Publisher's description: 'Hear and attend and listen; for this befell and behappened and became and was'

Have you ever enquired why the elephant has such an enormously elongated nose? Are you confused by a cat's contrary nature? Have you ruminated on the wrinkles of a rhinocerous? Or speculated on a leopard's spots? Rudyard Kipling wondered about all these things too, and in this marvellous collection of stories he imagines how the animals became 'just so'.

Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can find out why Just So Stories is one of Philip Pullman’s favourite books and discover wacky facts about wild animals!

Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

EAN: 9780099582588   Buy from the Publisher
The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories Roald Dahl (Puffin)

Publisher's description: Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about a landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? Here are thirteen of Roald Dahl's most unexpected tales, offering young readers the perfect introduction to the adult writing of a storytelling genius. From the sensitivity of stories such as 'Katina' to the surprising creepiness of 'Taste', these stories are full of all the fun, excitement and wonder of Roald Dahl's writing, offering originality, ingenuity, horror, unexpected twists and turns, a touch of the macabre - and much more besides.

ISBN: 9780141311500   Buy from the Publisher
 
A Calendar of Festivals Cherry Gilchrist (Barefoot Books)

Publisher's description: Discover festivals from eight different cultures in this multi-layered collection. Each of the stories tells of the origins of a different celebration and is preceded by factual and cultural information about the way the festivals are observed in modern times. Ages 8 and up


ISBN: 9781841480206   Buy from the Publisher
 

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