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  • No Easy Answersby Donald R. Gallo

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    This anthology features stories about individuals who find themselves in situations that test their strength of character. They are called upon to make moral choices, face the consequences of their actions, and consider what it means to "do the right thing. " From computer blackmail, peer pressure, and gang violence to drug use, unwanted pregnancy,... more...

  • Arabian Nightsby Andrew Lang

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 6.99

    The Stories contained in Arabian Nights have been handed down from generation to generation and are just as compelling today as they were when first told. This collection, specially selected and edited by Andrew Lang is a wonderful anthology, and will delight readers young and old. This version has been specially formatted for today's e-readers. more...

  • All Sleek and Skimmingby Lisa Heggum

    Orca Book Publishers 2006; US$ 17.95

    A collection of compelling short fiction for older teen readers. more...

  • Starry, Starry Nightby Lurlene Mcdaniel

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 8.99

    Remember the true meaning of the holidays with three touching novellas from best-selling author Lurlene McDaniel. In the opening novella, "Christmas Child," 15-year-old Melanie is just getting used to the idea of having a sister when she learns that the child will only live for a few hours.  But Melanie learns much about love during her sister's brief... more...

  • What You Wish Forby Book Wish Foundation; Naomi Shihab Nye; John Green; Joyce Carol Oates; Various

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 13.99

    A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugees With contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For is a compelling collection of affecting, inspiring, creepy, and oft-times funny short stories and poems all linked by the universal power of a wish... more...

  • The Tale of Troyby Roger Green; Pauline Baynes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    The story of Helen and the judgement of Paris, of the gathering Heroes and the seige of Troy; of Achilles and his vulnerable heel, reared by the Centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus, the last of the Heroes, his plan for the wooden Horse and his many adventures on his long journey home to Greece. Also contains a beautiful... more...

  • Elementals: Waterby Peter Dickinson; Robin McKinley

    RHCP 2011; US$ 11.11

    Six fabulous tales - vividly imagined and powerfully told. The shriek of the wind, calling the waters to rebel - and a silver man from the sea with a voice like the roar of a seashell . . . A long-told story of the sea people and their song - and a golden eye, glittering in a pool at the edge of a desert . . . A ferocious... more...

  • The Happy Prince & Other Stories (Puffin Classics Relaunch)by Oscar Wilde; Lars Bo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    A haunting, magical fairy-tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes (among others) The Happy Prince who was not so happy after all, The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and The Star Child who did not love his parents as much as he should. Each of the stories shines with poetry and magic and will be enjoyed by children... more...

  • The Rope and Other Storiesby Pearce Philippa

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    'The rope hung from top to bottom of his dream. The rope hung softly, saying nothing, doing nothing. Then the rope began to swing very softly, very gently ... Towards him' The need to face your fears; the comedy of family life; the pressure of others' expectations... Intense experiences of childhood are vividly brought to life in this beautifully... more...

  • The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Storiesby Roald Dahl

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about a landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? Here are thirteen of Roald Dahl?s most unexpected tales, offering young readers the perfect introduction to the adult... more...