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Short stories for children aged 10-14ish

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cymruoddicatref · 16/09/2010 14:17

I'd love to find some more short stories for children - both for them to read, and for me to read to them - but steering away from adult fiction e.g. Tales of the Unexpected etc - I would prefer them to stick with childrens' fiction for a while yet.

We love well written short stories, but there doesn't seem to be much out there. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

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Barbeasty · 17/09/2010 07:56

Would Daphne DuMaurier's books of short stories be too adult? They aren't written specifically for children but are pretty good. There are a couple by Roald Dahl too, but again they are slightly more adult.

cymruoddicatref · 17/09/2010 10:46

Daphne DuMaurier is a great idea. Thanks. There is also an interesting set of short stories written for children by Ian McEwan - the Daydreamer - which I would recommend for 11+.

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ByTheSea · 17/09/2010 10:56

I remember at that age reading O Henry and loving the stories, which always had a twist at the end.

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