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  • Just Tricking!by Andy Griffiths

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 10.90

    Is this the right book for you? Take the TRICKING TEST and find out. 1) Do you ever pretend that you are dead to get out of going to school? 2) Do you like to ring up people you know and pretend to be someone else? 3) Do you leave banana skins in the middle of busy footpaths? 4) Do you own any of the following items: fake dog poo, rubber vomit,... more...

  • White Timeby Margo Lanagan

    RHCP 2010; US$ 10.18

    Time out of time, people call it., but they're wrong. It's all time, like white light is all colours, or white noise is all pitches of noise coming at you together. In this transcendent collection of short stories, Lanagan deftly navigates a new set of worlds in which the boundaries between reality and possibility are paper-thin . .... more...

  • Just Stupid!by Andy Griffiths

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 10.90

    Is this the right book for you? Take the STUPID TEST and find out. 1) Do you worry about getting sucked into the top of escalators? 2) Do you push doors marked PULL and pull doors marked PUSH? 3) Do you believe a bogeyman hides under the bed? 4) Do you automatically turn around when somebody calls 'Hey, Stupid!'? 5) Do you think that being able... more...

  • 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$ 12.99

    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...

  • Elementals: Waterby Peter Dickinson; Robin McKinley

    RHCP 2011; US$ 11.63

    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...