10 Ten-Minute Animal Stories

Reports show that reading or being read to for ten minutes every day will significantly improve children’s reading skills. This short story collection supports this – each story taking about ten minutes to read. Ideal for sharing with younger children; as children learn to read on their own they can tackle these simple stories on […]

Illustrated Stories of Dragons

A fantastic selection of dragon stories from all over the world, gorgeously illustrated by Khoa Le, and starring a wide variety of dragons. Here you will find four dragons from China who save their country, alongside a dragon whose tears cause tulips to bloom, and a reluctant dragon who refuses to fight – even when […]

Killing Time

Tales of adventure, misadventure, love and loss – this collection of non-fiction short stories from the Australian rock legend turned writer is vintage Jimmy. Outrageous, witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than forty yarns reflecting an epic life – from an encounter with a soul legend in Memphis, a night in a haunted […]

Hold Up the Sky

From the author of The Three-Body Problem, a collection of award-winning short stories – a breath-taking selection of diamond-hard science fiction. In Hold Up the Sky, Cixin Liu takes us across time and space, from a rural mountain community where elementary students must use physics to prevent an alien invasion; to coal mines in northern […]

Mantel Pieces

A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of The Mirror and the Light In 1987, when Hilary Mantel was first published in the London Review of Books, she wrote to the editor, Karl Miller, ‘I have no critical training whatsoever, so I am forced […]

The Princess Rules

Princess Florizella may live in a classic fairy-tale world, but she’s no ordinary princess… These three stories were originally published under the titles Princess Florizella, Princess Florizella and the Wolves, and Princess Florizella and the Giant. They were originally dedicated to her daughter but have been reimagined in this edition which she has dedicated to […]

Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror

Here are eight princesses for the Rebel Girls generation: bold, empowered, full of curiosity, adventure and determined to be true to themselves. Natasha Farrant’s original stories are set in different times all around the world, blending modern and classic storytelling with glowing full colour illustrations by debut artist Lydia Corry in a sumptuous gift book. […]

The End and Other Beginnings

From the best-selling author of Divergent and Carve the Mark comes a stunning collection of futuristic short stories. Illustrated throughout with striking black-and-white illustrations. Within this masterful collection, NO WORLD IS LIKE THE OTHER. Full of friendship and revenge, each story and setting is more strange and wonderful than the last, brimming with new technologies […]

Illustrated Stories from China

Discover magical princesses, mighty dragons, mischievous monkeys and more, in this captivating collection of classic Chinese tales. Specially selected and retold for readers today, each story is brought vividly to life by traditional Chinese brush-and-ink illustrations.