Short Story Collections

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories

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By Jones, Carrie

Presents top authors for teens as they share their stories about bullying--as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators.


Zombies vs. Unicorns

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By Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier, et al.

Twelve short stories by a variety of authors seek to answer the question of whether zombies are better than unicorns.


When Nobody's Home: Fifteen Baby-sitting Tales of Terror

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By Judith Gorog

Sasha is baby-sitting twins who are about to have a horrifying accident. June is a snoopy baby-sitter who's dug up something deadly. These and thirteen more chilling tales will delight even the hardiest horror fan.


What Are You Afraid Of? Stories about Phobias

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By Donald R. Gallo, et al.

Presents ten short stories by well-known authors featuring teenagers with phobias, inluding fear of gaining weight, fear of clowns, and fear of cats.


Cloaked in Red

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By Vivian Vande Velde

Presents eight twists on the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood, exploring such issues as why most characters seem dim-witted and what, exactly, is the theme.


Unexpected: 11 Mysterious Stories

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By Laura E. Williams, et al.

A unique collection of mind-bending tales by such renowned authors as Bruce Coville, Jane Yolen, Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Gail Carson Levine.


Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen

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By James Howe, et al.

Thirteen. It's an age of wonder...or dread. The best year of your life...or maybe the worst ever. You've just become an official teenager, even though you're not quite sure you feel like one, but you're no longer a kid, either. Here, from fourteen different points of view, are stories about that wonderful, terrible time.


There is no Long Distance Now: Very Short Stories

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By Naomi Shihab Nye

Forty short stories by award-winning author and poet, Naomi Shihab Nye.


Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty

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By Ann Angel, et al.

A beauty queen with a chin-hair problem, an aspiring model who would rather take pictures than be in them, a boy in love with the gorgeous nurse he’s never seen, a girl named Beauty who feels like anything but the teenagers in these dozen stories feel the power of beauty, whether it’s to trap, save, torment, or comfort. In an era when image seems to have triumphed over virtue and reason, this timely, discussion-provoking collection asks young readers to think about what is truly beautiful.


Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories

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By Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, et al.

A collection of fourteen fantasy stories by well-known authors, set in the age of steam engines and featuring automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never existed.


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