Catalogue Page for Stories with a Reading Time of Over 20 mins
A Christmas Carol
The classic Christmas tale of mean old Scrooge and the three ghosts visited upon him. Note this is the full novel in its original form, so not short!
By Charles DickensAge range: Teen Tags: Christmas, Classic Reading time: Over 20 mins
The Kallerbay Stories 22-25
FInal stories about the town of Kallerbay, through stories by its young people there. Stories 22-25 included.
By Frances FahyAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Modern, Original Reading time: Over 20 mins
The Fairy Finders Chapters 3 and 4
The next installment about an adventurous gang of children who discover they are sharing their beloved wood with some pesky, meddlesome fairies.
By Melanie McDowellAge range: 6 to 8 Tags: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Modern, Original Reading time: Over 20 mins
The Girl behind the Mirror
Lucy and her mum come across a weird and wonderful Chinese shop and in it they find the perfect dresser for Lucy’s room. Imagine Lucy’s shock when the mirror on it turns out to be far from normal.
By Brian MartinAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Fantasy, Illustrated, Modern, Original Reading time: Over 20 mins
Katie and Nicole
Multi-part story – Two fourth graders learn the meaning of friendship, hope, and courage on the first day of school.
By Natalie RodriguezAge range: 9 to12, Teen Tags: Modern, Original Reading time: Over 20 mins
Nate lives out in the sticks in Oklahoma where nothing much ever happens. So coming across a stray elephant by the lake is quite an unusual event.
By Brian WilsonAge range: 9 to12, Teen Tags: Modern, Original Animals: Elephant Reading time: Over 20 mins
Daisy the mosquito gets trapped inside a house and has to try to escape from the owner trying to swat her.
By Kevin Bannigan Jr.Age range: 6 to 8, 9 to12, Teen Tags: Modern, Original Animals: Mosquito Reading time: Over 20 mins
Grace, Hedgehog and The Troll
A perilous journey into the heart of Tinderbox wood results in a breath-taking rescue mission for Grace and her two trusty companions.
Walter and the Dragon’s Tooth
Walter, a very special Weezle-wobbler, is helping his snail friend Munch find his missing glasses. When he finds a dragon’s tooth, will it bring them luck or lead them to terrible danger?
By David LambertAge range: 3 to 5, 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Modern, Original Animals: Snail, weezle-wobbler Reading time: 15 - 20 mins, Over 20 mins
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum’s classic about a girl from Kansas transported to the land of Oz is a must-read for all children. Although this is in fact a short novel of about 40,000 words, one chapter a night (on average about 10 minutes each) makes for perfect bedtime reading!
By L. Frank BaumAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12, Teen Tags: Classic, Fairy Tale, Fantasy Animals: Lion Reading time: 10 - 15 mins, Over 20 mins
The Nervous Spider
Adrian is a spider who doesn’t like to eat insects. One day a fly lands in his web who can speak and tells him about a whole different world.
By Brian MartinAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Modern, Original Animals: Spider Reading time: Over 20 mins
The Remarkable Rocket
A pompous rocket boasts to everyone how remarkable he is going to be when he is let off.