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  • Help! My Parents Think I'm a Robot!by Andy Griffiths; Terry Denton

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 4.83

    Is this the right book for you? Take this quiz to find out! Do you ever flush your sister's head down the toilet? Do you ever make pretend funny home videos? Do you ever play lemonade roulette? Do you want to read a list of 101 dangerous things? Do you want to learn twelve truly shocking facts? Score one point for each 'yes' answer. ... more...

  • Help! I'm Being Chased by a Giant Slug!by Andy Griffiths; Terry Denton

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 4.83

    Is this the right book for you? Take this test to find out! Do you ever pretend that you are dead to get out of going to school? Do you leave banana skins in the middle of busy footpaths? Do you like to ring up people you know and pretend to be someone else? Do you like stories about dead flies, giant slugs and mysterious brown blobs? Score... more...

  • Free Story "Little Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood" from Newfangled Fairy Talesby Bruce Lansky; Timothy Tocher

    Meadowbrook 2012; US$ 0.00

    The Big Bad Wolf is running a successful scam on Little Red's Grandma until Little Red catches him in the act. In this free short story Big Bad Wolf is running a successful scam on Little Red's Grandma until Little Red catches him in the act. If you like this sample story, look for The Newfangled Fairy Tales series.  Each fairy tale in the series... more...

  • Doing Timeby Karen Blessen; Rob Thomas

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012; US$ 16.00

    Each student at Robert E. Lee High School is required to perform two hundred hours of community service in order to graduate. Their responses to the assignment are as varied as the organizations for which they volunteer.... more...

  • Mrs Ockleton's Rainbow Kite and Other Talesby Garry Burnett

    Crown House Publishing 2006; US$ 7.28

    Inspired by the music of Gordon Giltrap, Mrs Ockleton's Rainbow Kite and other Tales is an illustrated collection of ten charming short stories by Garry Burnett. Drawing from Garry's memories of growing up in East Hull, these stories deal with a wide variety of themes, including death and bereavement, bullying, friendship, family relationships and... more...

  • Yellow Cakeby Margo Lanagan

    RHCP 2013; US$ 11.27

    Yellow Cake brings together another ten short stories from this extraordinarily talented writer - each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking. Ranging from fantasy and fairy tale to horror and stark reality, what pervades these stories is the sense of humanity. The people of Lanagan's worlds face trials, temptations and degradations.... more...

  • Paul Jennings' Trickiest Storiesby Paul Jennings

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 11.18

    Children all over the world can't resist the special magic of a Paul Jennings story - for over twenty years he has entertained and enthralled young readers. This special collection of Paul's trickiest stories proves yet again that he is the master of unexpected twists and turns! more...

  • Now You're Cooking!by Diane M. Lynch

    Pauline Books and Media 2009; US$ 7.95

    These short stories cook up tales of friendship, fun, laughter, and food! Each story involves food or cooking and is followed by step-by-step, kid-friendly recipes. Kitchen safety tips, general cooking instructions, a recipe index, and prayers for before and after meals are all included. Encourage your children to become regular readers and then help... more...

  • Uncovered!by Paul Jennings

    Penguin Books Ltd 1995; US$ 7.98

    I'm Uncovered . . . I try to hide my nakedness with my hand. But it doesn't work. Everyone can see. Also on show . . . Bad rabbit habits. Rapt in toilet paper. Birds with teeth. A live face on the wall. more...

  • Uncanny!by Paul Jennings

    Penguin Books Ltd 1994; US$ 7.98

    Uncanny! I stared at Dad's eyes through the gas mask and remembered our handshake. A deal is a deal. With pounding heart, I walked into the soggy, wet mouth of the dead whale. It's uncanny . . . turning into a dung beetle, catching someone else's tattoos, being in bed with a ghost who tickles, seeing a flying dog. more...