The Best American Science Fiction 2023

“Short stories have to accomplish a nearly impossible magic trick: to introduce a world often much stranger than our own and make you care about it in a matter of pages,” writes R. F. Kuang in her introduction. “The most important part of this magic trick is just a willingness to get weird.” The stories […]

Collected Folk Tales

From the author of the Booker Prize-shortlisted Treacle Walker and the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize-winning classic, The Owl Service. The definitive collection of traditional folk tales, selected and retold by the renowned Alan Garner. A collection of Alan’s folk tales, told with his unique storytelling skill and inimitably clear voice. Essential reading […]

Complete Greek Myths

Comprehensive and beautiful volume of Greek Myths, including maps, glossary and every story you can think of! This comprehensive volume of Greek Myths is perfect for a family bookshelf, containing all of the best known myths, told in a detailed and fresh way to alight the interest of any child or adult with an interest […]

Winnie-the-Pooh: Tales From the Forest

Winnie-the-Pooh: Tales from the Forest is a fantastic new sequel story collection by Jane Riordan written in the style of A.A.Milne featuring beautiful, humorous illustrations drawn by Mark Burgess, inspired by E.H.Shepard’s original, iconic decorations. Jane’s writing is filled with the gentle humour, friendship and life lessons that echo Milne’s original stories. She has a […]

Michael Morpurgo’s Tales From Shakespeare

Ten stunning Shakespeare retellings from the master storyteller. Featuring re-tellings of ten of Shakespeare’s plays, and beautifully written with Michael Morpurgo’s warm, accessible and inimitable style, this wonderful collection offers a new generation of readers the chance to discover the magic of Shakespeare – the perfect introduction to the Bard and an unmissable book for […]

Wednesday’s Child

A dazzling new treasury of short stories, spanning 15 years of writing, from Yiyun Li, the prize-winning author of The Book of Goose and Where Reasons End. Yiyun Li is one of our most celebrated living authors. Wednesday’s Child collects together for the first time 15 stunning short stories and a remarkable novella, never before […]

Only Children

From million-copy bestselling author David Baddiel comes a laugh-out-loud collection of three short stories for readers of 8 and up, brilliantly illustrated by Jim Field and Steven Lenton. MEET ALFIE… THE BOY WHO COULD DO WHAT HE LIKED! Alfie has a routine. To be honest he has a lot of routines. But then one day […]

Millie Mak the Maker

The first book in a series about Millie Mak, who is a maker. And a clever one too, as out of recycled materials she creates beautiful and also useful things. Nine-year-old Millie Mak has discovered that she has a superpower: she can take everyday objects and turn them into something new, beautiful and useful. Who […]

A Day of Fire

From six bestselling authors, including New York Times bestseller Kate Quinn, comes a vividly imagined anthology of stories following the lives of those in ancient Pompeii on the fateful day Mount Vesuvius erupts. Pompeii was a lively resort flourishing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the Roman Empire. When Vesuvius erupted […]