Fishbone’s Song by Gary Paulsen: An orphan reflects on the lessons he was taught by the wise old man who raised him.

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds: Ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings and everyone's too busy to notice the bus falling from the sky.

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon by Anthony Horowitz: Seven short stories about MI6 super spy, Alex Rider.

Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins #1) by Andrew Lane: 14-year-old Sherlock Holmes gets involved in a murder mystery while visiting elderly relatives.

Just Like That by Gary D. Schmidt: Two poignant, linked stories: that of a grieving girl and a boy trying to escape his violent past.