Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Red Hot Reads

Red Hot Reads are story collections on the topics that children love, written by both classic and contemporary authors.

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Vampire Stories
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Vampire Stories

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Alan Durant; Nick Hardcastle
Kingfisher

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More Ghost Stories
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More Ghost Stories

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Aidan Chambers; Tim Stevens
Kingfisher

Including masterpieces such as Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and Agatha Christie's "The Lamp," this eerie anthology of fifteen stories is not for the faint of heart.

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Funny Stories
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Funny Stories

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Michael Rosen; Tony Blundell
Kingfisher

Get ready to laugh with this collection of thirty-nine of the world's funniest stories with comic contributions from the likes of James Thurber, Roald Dahl, and Joyce Grenfell.

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Heroic Stories

Heroic Stories

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Anthony Masters; Illustrated by Chris Molan
Kingfisher

Celebrating the extraordinary achievements of real-life heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Marie Curie, and Neil Armstrong, this collection features twenty-three extracts. These compelling...

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Ballet Stories
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Ballet Stories

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Harriet Castor; Sally Holmes
Kingfisher

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Science Fiction Stories
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Science Fiction Stories

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Edward Blishen; Karin Littlewood
Kingfisher

Attention, earthlings! Here are twenty imaginative stories from the pioneers of sci-fi and the best of today's popular science fiction writers, including Isaac Asimov, H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke,...

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Animal Stories
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Animal Stories

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Michael Morpurgo; Andrew Davidson
Kingfisher

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Ghost Stories
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Ghost Stories

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Sean Eckett; Robert Westall
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Detective Stories
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Detective Stories

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Philip Pullman
Kingfisher

Young mystery fans will be enthralled by this compelling volume of detective fiction that includes both classic and contemporary writers such as Italo Calvino, Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, Damon...

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Sports Stories
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Sports Stories

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Alan Durant
Kingfisher

With a caliber of stories and extracts several notches above the expected fare in a compilation, this collection includes contributions from Matt Christopher (Wingman on Ice), Walter Dean Myers (Slam!),...

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Horse and Pony Stories
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Horse and Pony Stories

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Christine Pullein-Thompson
Kingfisher

A thoroughbred collection with a diverse selection of twenty stories and extracts by such authors as Anna Sewell, Leo Tolstoy, C. S. Lewis, Helen Griffiths, Saki, Monica Dickens, Walter Farley, and...

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Mystery Stories

Mystery Stories

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Helen Cresswell
Kingfisher

Including tales from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury, and Joan Aiken, this collection of eighteen stories offers a marvelous sampling of the mystery genre from classic detective...

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