I, Robot – Isaac Asimov

i, robotIn this collection, one of the great classics of science fiction, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future–a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete. Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humour. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world–all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that have become Asmiov’s trademark.

Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence – Marion Dane Bauer, Lois Lowry + others

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Original stories by C. S. Adler, Marion Dane Bauer, Francesca Lia Block, Bruce Coville, Nancy Garden, James Cross Giblin, Ellen Howard, M. E. Kerr, Jonathan London, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Lesléa Newman, Cristina Salat, William Sleator, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jane Yolen.

Each of these stories is original, each is by a noted author for young adults, and each honestly portrays its subject and theme–growing up gay or lesbian, or with gay or lesbian parents or friends.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar – Roald Dahl

This is a collection of seven wonderful short stories by the ever-popular Roald Dahl. From the mad cap millionaire Henry Sugar of the title, to a boy who discovers a talking turtle on a beach, through to the masterful pickpocket masquerading as an ordinary hitchhiker, each story is highly engaging and enjoyable for all ages.


The night Tolkien died – Nadia Wheatley

A collection of great short stories that is passionate and honest about adolescence, emotions and relationships.
Recommended age: 13+

Fantastic fiction

Fortune cookies – Christine Harris

A collection of short stories with characters from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
Recommended age: 13+

Christine Harris

Just series – Andy Griffiths

Andy goes from being extremely annoying, to plain crazy, then downright disgusting and ultimately shocking in this series of books. These funny short stories will have you hooked.
Recommended age: 11-13

Pan Macmillan