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A selection of fiction short stories suitable for NCEA Level 1 found in our school library

400 Minutes Of Danger – realistic. Singing My Sister Down - fantasy. Flying Lessons & Other Stories. Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children’s authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

Flying Lessons & Other Stories

In a partnership with We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J. Baptist in a story collection that is as humorous as it is heartfelt. This impressive group of authors has earned among them every major award in children’s publishing and popularity as New York Times bestsellers.

From these distinguished authors come ten distinct and vibrant stories. “There’s plenty of magic in this collection to go around.” “A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries, this strong collection should find eager readers” –Kirkus, Starred. Norse Mythology - fantasy. Bestselling and much loved author Neil Gaiman brings vividly to life the stories of Norse mythology that have inspired his own extraordinary writing The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics.

Norse Mythology - fantasy

They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive on the page - irascible, visceral, playful, passionate - and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods. Galvanised by Gaiman's prose, Thor, Loki, Odin and Freya are irresistible forces for modern readers and the crackling, brilliant writing demands to be read aloud around an open fire on a freezing, starlit night. Author bio: Category: Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury. Next - science fiction. The Rose and The Beast - fantasy. The Happy Prince - fantasy. C.S.

The Happy Prince - fantasy

Lewis (Author) , Full Cast (Read by), Maurice Denham (Read by) C.S. Lewis’s acclaimed and universally loved novels spring to life in these spellbinding full-cast BBC dramatisations. Anyone who’s visited Narnia wants to go back again, and these radio dramas make for a hugely entertaining first-time or return journey, with a cast including Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Richard Griffiths, Martin Jarvis, Sylvester McCoy, John Sessions, Fiona Shaw and Timothy Spall. The Magician’s Nephew: When Polly and Digory discover some magic rings, they begin the most exciting and dangerous journey of their lives - and encounter the mighty lion Aslan… The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Lucy, Peter, Edmund and Susan enter a magical world of talking fauns and flying horses, where the evil White Witch has cast Narnia in perpetual winter.

The Horse and His Boy: Shasta and his talking horse Bree flee from a life of slavery and head for the freedom of Narnia, facing many perils along the way. Pick-Up Game - sports. Short and Twisted. The Ravenous Gown - children's rights. Waves: Great Stories From The Surf - sports. Metro Winds - fantasy. An engrossing collection of stories from one of Australia's most loved fantasy writers, and creator of the acclaimed Obernewtyn Chronicles.

Metro Winds - fantasy

A girl is sent across the world to discover her destiny in the dark tunnels of the Metro. Another seeks a lost sister in a park where winter lasts forever. A young man fulfils a dying wish. A mother works magic to summon a true princess for her son. A man seeks an ending to his story. Because I am a Girl - children's rights. Give Me Shelter - refugees. SECRET TERRITORY ( Citron Press 1999) 1975, a journey to the Promised Land – a circular journey, across generations, charting dreams and aspirations of father and daughter.

Give Me Shelter - refugees

Feeling she should have been born in the homeland, Eve travels to Israel in search of an identity, unaware that her quest will painfully expose her family’s hidden history.Her father, Jack’s story, is of London in the 1940s –a time of idealism, political terrorism and conflicting values. In their separate ways both confront the discord between collective ideals and personal needs; both must make their choices and live with them.

This is their story – an honest and evocative account of what it means and feels to be Jewish in the second half of the twentieth century. A fascinating time in history... and Halahmy conveys well the emotions of everyone involved in the turbulence. A brilliant book...deserves a wide audience. Miriam Halahmy’s sharp, concise style helps to sum up contemporary Jewish dilemmas. Get on the Waka - Maori. The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar - fantasy.