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Weekly Reader Stories of Strange Happenings
The first issue of Weekly Reader for the classroom was published in Columbus, Ohio on September 21, 1928. The publisher, American Education Publications, also produced fiction and nonfiction books for children. In this article, we look at one of their vintage short story books.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Review
Written in the genre of creative nonfiction, this book shares 100 stories about 100 girls who each grew up to be an amazing and inspirational woman. Each story is a one page read illustrated by unique and beautiful art. There is even space at the end of the book to share your own story and portrait.

Writing A Sketch Short Story
The art of short story writing offers an author a choice of creative styles. In this article, we will explore the definition, techniques, and artistic choices when it comes to writing the sketch story. I will also share an example and maybe suggest that you write your own!

Exploring Short Stories
It doesn’t have to be by chance that you discover interesting and amazing short stories. The search for a story in your favorite genre or topic area might just take a little exploration. This article will give you some ideas on how to find old and new short story favorites to add to your collection.

Maeve Binchy Bio and Story Review
Ireland native, Anne Maeve Binchy, used her creativity to look at and write about people and their daily goings-on. Such can be found in her short story, “A Tactful Conversation”. A review of this story follows Binchy’s mini bio.

Danny and the Dinosaur Storybook Collection Review
Storybook collections from children’s authors are becoming more popular in all formats — digital, hardcopy and paperback. These collections include short sets of stories and illustrations broken up by title for an easy one-at-a-time read.

How They Met And Other Stories by David Levithan
It’s been said that love makes the world go round. Have you ever thought about what started a relationship’s first spin? This book of short stories explains love’s intricate situations, surprising scenarios, and perfect timing.

Seventy-Six Dollars and Forty-Nine Cents Review
There are many creative ways for a short story to be written, but did you know one of them is writing a short story in verse? Let's review a work from Kwame Alexander where he connects a series of poems that tell an interesting and unusual tale from the anthology, Flying Lessons & Other Stories.

The Short Story Anecdote
Short story readers have many fiction genres to explore when it comes to choosing what they would like to read or write. Just as there are many story types, there are also various styles of how short stories are written. In this article, we will explore the writing style of the anecdote.

The Fable
As children, we may have experienced our very first short stories at bedtime. These little stories may have included a hidden life lesson. At a young age, we unknowingly absorbed these teaching messages. These types of short stories are referred to as fables.

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