Best Short Stories in Teen & Young Adult Literature Books

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1. The Lunar Chronicles Boxed Set: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Stars Above, Winter

Author: by Marissa Meyer
English
1250774071
978-1250774071

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Prepare to see the New York Times-bestselling series like you’ve never seen it before, now with new cover art! The #1 New York Times-bestselling series that brought fans a complex and thrilling world of cyborgs and evil queens, available together in one beautiful boxed set.

Once upon a time, in the future …. The Lunar Chronicles are futuristic retellings of classic fairy tales. In Cinder, a teenage cyborg (half human, half machine) must deal with a wicked stepmother, start a rebellion against the evil Queen Levana, and decide how she feels about a handsome prince.

As the series continues, Cinder forges alliances with Scarlet, a spaceship pilot who is determined to solve the mystery of a missing loved onewith the help of a magnetic street fighter named Wolf; Cress, a computer hacker who is imprisoned by Queen Levana; and Winter, a princess who’s in love with a commoner, and who discovers that Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress may hold the key to saving her kingdomand the world.


2. The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Author: by Leigh Bardugo
Imprint
English
288 pages

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See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series. Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Enter the Grishaverse… Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns. Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, the tales in The Language of Thorns will transport you to lands both familiar and strangeto a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, each of them lavishly illustrated and culminating in stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves. An Imprint Book This title has Common Core connections. A New York Times Bestseller “Lushly designed and wonderfully rendered …


3. Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection

Author: by Victoria Aveyard
HarperTeen
English
496 pages

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Return once more to the deadly and dazzling world of Red Queen in Broken Throne, a beautifully designed, must-have companion to the chart-topping series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard. The perfect addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, this gorgeously designed package features five novellas, and maps, flags, bonus scenes, journal entries, and much more Red Queen inspired contentincluding a fan-favorite scene annotated by the author herself, exclusively featured in this paperback edition.

Fans will be delighted to catch up with beloved characters after the drama of War Storm and be excited to hear from brand-new voices as well. This stunning collection, now in paperback, is not to be missed! Plus don’t miss Realm Breaker!

Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning fantasy series from Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen series, begins where hope is lost and asks: When the heroes have fallen, who will take up the sword?


4. His Dark Materials Omnibus: The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass

Author: by Philip Pullman
B005WBBYXO
January 25, 2012
English

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HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA! The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are available together in one volume perfect for any fan or newcomer to this modern fantasy classic series that has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.

These thrilling adventures tell the story of Lyra and Willtwo ordinary children on a perilous journey through shimmering haunted otherworlds. They will meet witches and armored bears, fallen angels and soul-eating specters. And in the end, the fate of both the livingand the deadwill rely on them.

Phillip Pullman’s spellbinding His Dark Materials trilogy has captivated readers for over twenty years and won acclaim at every turn. It will have you questioning everything you know about your world and wondering what really lies just out of reach.

Honors and Praise for His Dark Materials: An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time “Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years.” The Washington Post “Very grand indeed.” The New York Times Pullman is quite possibly a genius.


5. Seedfolks

Author: by Paul Fleischman
0064472078
HarperTrophy
English

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ALA Best Book for Young Adults School Library Journal Best Book Publishers Weekly Best Book IRA/CBC Children’s Choice NCTE Notable Children’s Book in the Language ArtsA Vietnamese girl plants six lima beans in a Cleveland vacant lot. Looking down on the immigrant-filled neighborhood, a Romanian woman watches suspiciously.

A school janitor gets involved, then a Guatemalan family. Then muscle-bound Curtis, trying to win back Lateesha.Pregnant Maricela.Amir from India. A sense of community sprouts and spreads. Newbery-winning author Paul Fleischman uses thirteen speakers to bring to life a community garden’s founding and first year.

The book’s short length, diverse cast, and suitability for adults as well as children have led it to be used in countless one-book reads in schools and in cities across the country. Seedfolks has been drawn upon to teach tolerance, read in ESL classes, promoted by urban gardeners, and performed in schools and on stages from South Africa to Broadway.


6. Fresh Ink: An Anthology

Author: by Lamar Giles
Ember
English
224 pages

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All it takes to rewrite the rules is a little fresh ink in this remarkable YA collection from thirteen of the most recognizable diverse authors writing today including Nicola Yoon, Jason Reynolds, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more, and published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books.

“This awesome anthology came together with the fantastic organization We Need Diverse Books, and… Combines an all-star cast of talent.” -Paste MagazineCareful-you are holding fresh ink. And not hot-off-the-press, still-drying-in-your-hands ink. Instead, you are holding twelve stories with endings that are still being written-whose next chapters are up to you.

Because these stories are meant to be read.And shared. Thirteen of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label-defying anthology that includes ten short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers never before in-print.

This collection addresses topics like gentrification, acceptance, untimely death, coming out, and poverty and ranges in genre from contemporary realistic fiction to adventure and romance. It will inspire you to break conventions, bend the rules, and color outside the lines.


7. Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

Author: by Roald Dahl
English
235 pages
0374518688

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Who better to investigate the literary spirit world than that supreme connoisseur of the unexpected, Roald Dahl? Of the many permutations of the macabre or bizarre, Dahl was always especially fascinated by the classic ghost story. As he realtes in the erudite introduction to this volume, he read some 749 supernatural tales at the British Museum Library before selecting the 14 that comprise this anthology.

“Spookiness is, after all, the real purpose of the ghost story,” Dahl writes. “It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts.” For this superbly disquieting collection, Dahl offers favorite tales by such masterful storytellers as E.F.Benson, J.

Sheridan Le Fanu, Rosemary Timperley, and Edith Wharton.


8. Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Author: by Ibi Zoboi
Balzer + Bray
English
416 pages

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Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens todayBlack Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and Black in America.

A selection of the Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List.Black is… Sisters navigating their relationship at summer camp in Portland, Oregon, as written by Rene Watson. Black isthree friends walking back from the community pool talking about nothing and everything, in a story by Jason Reynolds.

Black isNic Stone’s high-class beauty dating a boy her momma would never approve of. Black istwo girls kissing in Justina Ireland’s story set in Maryland. Black is urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and morebecause there are countless ways to be Black enough.

Contributors:Justina IrelandVarian JohnsonRita Williams-GarciaDhonielle ClaytonKekla MagoonLeah HendersonTochi OnyebuchiJason ReynoldsNic StoneLiara TamaniRene WatsonTracey BaptisteCoe BoothBrandy ColbertJay ColesIbi ZoboiLamar Giles


9. I'm a Therapist, and My Patient is Going to be the Next School Shooter: 6 Patient Files That Will Keep You Up At Night (Dr. Harper Therapy Book 1)

Author: by Dr. Harper
B07N65RBHF
January 27, 2019
English

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I’m a therapist, and I work with the most dangerous patients.I’ve seen it all… A boy who planned to be the next school shooter. A patient with OCD whose loved ones really did suffer every time he missed a ritual.

A choir boy who claimed he was being molested – not by a priest – but by God Himself. A patient with PTSD who gave me nightmares. A husband and wife who accused each other of abuse, and only one of them was telling the truth.

And how could I ever forget, Patient #220. The problem is, my patients have a habit of dying. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the common denominator. Or maybe that’s just the cost of taking on exceptionally broken clients. Either way, I’ll never stop trying to help.

10. Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds

Author: by Gareth Hinds
Candlewick
English
120 pages

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In a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe’s dark genius into graphic-novel format. It is true that I am nervous. But why will you say that I am mad? In The Cask of Amontillado, a man exacts revenge on a disloyal friend at carnival, luring him into catacombs below the city.

In The Masque of the Red Death, a prince shielding himself from plague hosts a doomed party inside his abbey stronghold. A prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, faced with a swinging blade and swarming rats, can’t see his tormentors in The Pit and the Pendulum, and in The Tell-Tale Heart, a milky eye and a deafening heartbeat reveal the effects of conscience and creeping madness.

Alongside these tales are visual interpretations of three poems The Raven, The Bells, and Poe’s poignant elegy to lost love, Annabel Lee. The seven concise graphic narratives, keyed to thematic icons, amplify and honor the timeless legacy of a master of gothic horror.

11. Leon Garfield's Shakespeare Stories (New York Review Books Children's Collection)

Author: by Leon Garfield
NYR Children's Collection
English
576 pages

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How to introduce children to Shakespeare, not just to the stories behind the plays but to the richness of Shakespeare’s language and the depth of his characters: That’s the challenge that Leon Garfield, no slouch as a wordsmith himself, sets out to meet in his monumental and utterly absorbing Shakespeare Stories.

Here twenty-one of the Bard’s plays are refashioned into stories that are true to the wit, the humor, the wisdom, the sublime heights, the terrifying depths, and above all the poetry of their great originals. Throughout, Garfield skillfully weaves in Shakespeare’s own words, accustoming young readers to language and lines that might at first seem forbiddingly unfamiliar.

Leon Garfield’s Shakespeare Stories is an essential distillationa truly Shakespearean tribute to Shakespeare’s genius and a delight for children and parents alike.

12. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Kindle Single) (Pottermore Presents Book 1)

Author: by J.K. Rowling
B01JLXETNK
September 6, 2016
English

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‘Minerva was the Roman goddess of warriors and wisdom. William McGonagall is celebrated as the worst poet in British history. There was something irresistible to me about his name, and the idea that such a brilliant woman might be a distant relative of the buffoonish McGonagall.’ – J.K.

RowlingPottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing from the Pottermore archives: short reads originally featured on pottermore. Com with some exclusive new additions. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K.

Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world. These stories of heroism, hardship and dangerous hobbies profile two of the Harry Potter stories’ most courageous and iconic characters: Minerva McGonagall and Remus Lupin.J.K.

Rowling also gives us a peek behind the closed curtains of Sybill Trelawney’s life, and you’ll encounter the reckless, magical-beast-loving Silvanus Kettleburn along the way.

13. Ghosts of the Shadow Market

Author: by Cassandra Clare
English
656 pages
1534433635

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A #1 New York Times bestseller! From #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller Cassandra Clare comes an exciting short story collection that follows Jem Carstairs as he travels through the many Shadow Markets around the world. Ghosts of the Shadow Market is set in the world of the Shadowhunters.

The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks, and vampires. There, the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Shadowhunters to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the very heart of the Shadowhunters’ world.

Jem Carstairs is searching through the Shadow Market, in many different cities over long years, for a relic from his past. Follow Jem and seeagainst the backdrop of the Shadow Market’s dark dealings and spectacleAnna Lightwood’s doomed romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin, and Tessa Gray as she is plunged into a world war.

14. Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection (The Lunar Chronicles)

Author: by Marissa Meyer
Square Fish
English
400 pages

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A collection of stories set in the world of the Lunar Chronicles continues the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling series by Marissa Meyer! “An interesting mash up of fairy tales and science fiction … A cross between Cinderella, Terminator, and Star Wars.” Entertainment Weekly”Prince Charming among the cyborgs.” The Wall Street Journal The enchantment continues …

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds storiesand secretsthat are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

With nine storiesfive of which have never before been publishedand an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.

Don’t miss these other books from #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling author Marissa Meyer:The Lunar Chronicles:CinderScarletCressWinterStars AboveFairestThe Lunar Chronicles Coloring BookWires and Nerve: Vol. 1Wires and Nerve: Vol. 2Renegades:Renegades: Book OneArchenemies: Book TwoSupernova: Book ThreeHeartless

15. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Kindle Single) (Pottermore Presents Book 3)

Author: by J.K. Rowling
B01JLXET7G
September 6, 2016
English

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‘The Ministry of Magic felt strongly, however, that to construct an additional wizarding station in the middle of London would stretch even the Muggles’ notorious determination not to notice magic when it was exploding in front of their faces.’ – J.K.

Rowling Pottermore Presents is a collection of J.K. Rowling’s writing from the Pottermore archives: short reads originally featured on pottermore.Com. These eBooks, with writing curated by Pottermore, will take you beyond the Harry Potter stories as J.K.

Rowling reveals her inspiration, intricate details of characters’ lives and surprises from the wizarding world. Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide takes you on a journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You’ll venture into the Hogwarts grounds, become better acquainted with its more permanent residents, learn more about lessons and discover secrets of the castle …

All at the turn of a page.

16. America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories

Author: by Anne Mazer
Persea
English
224 pages

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Published in 1993, America Street was the very first collection of stories about young people growing up in our diverse society. It has informed and inspired hundreds of thousands of readers. Now this influential and much-loved anthology is expanded and updated for a new generation.

Twenty stories, twelve new and eight returning favorites, focus on life issues, from the personal to the political. Authors included are: Duane Big Eagle, Marina Budhos, Norma Elia Cant, Sandra Cisneros, Lan Samantha Chang, Tope Folarin, Rivka Galchen, Joseph Geha, Veera Hiranandani, Langston Hughes, Gish Jen, Edward P.

Jones, Francisco Jimnez, Mary K. Mazotti, Toshio Mori, Naomi Shihab Nye, Susan Power, Gary Soto, Justin Torres, and Michele Wallace.