Thistledown Anthologies were built for student reading and study. They reflect the most dominant themes found in Middle Years teaching. Most are accompanied by Teacher Resource Guides that assist teaching activities.

Anthologies that provide short stories that cross reference all middle years themes through a variety of writing styles, subjects, themes and motifs:


Notes Across The Aisle
Diverse characters and plots
Opening Tricks
Humour-based collection
The Blue Jean Collection
multi-grade short stories

Single author story collections that provide a cross-reference of Middle Years themes:


Paradise Café
Contemporary youth fiction
The Serpent Bride
Magical stories based on
Danish myths and ballads
Something to Hang On To
Stories of adversity that
young people face