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  • Out of Boundsby Beverley Naidoo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 11.18

    A collection of short stories - four previously published and three new - linked by the theme of young people experiencing personal dilemmas. All are set in South Africa, first under apartheid and then after the first democratic elections. They cover the period from 1950 to 2000 and reflect the lives of a range of young people, black and white, living... more...

  • Skin and Other Storiesby Roald Dahl

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 11.18

    A collection of Roald Dahl's extraordinary short stories, specially chosen for teenagers by children's book consultant, Wendy Cooling. The thirteen stories have been taken from The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl , published by Michael Joseph. more...

  • The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Storiesby Roald Dahl

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 11.18

    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...

  • Dacked!by Andrew Daddo

    Hachette Australia 2011; US$ 9.79

    An hilarious collection of stories from bestselling author Andrew Daddo. more...

  • The Devil's Storybooksby Natalie Babbitt; Natalie Babbitt

    Square Fish 2012; US$ 8.99

    Every now and then, the Devil likes to pop up into the world for an adventure. He's a trickster and a mischief-maker, and just as full of vanity and other human failings. But he's also a gifted storyteller. The Devil's antics are presented in these two collections of stories, The Devil's Storybook and The Devil's Other Storybook , together in one... more...

  • So Sick!by J A Mawter

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 6.52

    Another hilarious collection of four of the most revolting and funny stories you're ever likely to read. Gathered together for the first time are stories about: Jellyfish Undies; Foot Rot; Pigeon Poo; Deadly B.O. All designed to curdle your stomach and test your stamina. Warning: this book is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. Ages... more...

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

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.00

    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$ 5.00

    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...

  • A Wolf at the Doorby Ellen Datlow; Terri Windling; Tristan Ellwell

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012; US$ 7.99

    These are not your mother's fairy tales... Did you ever wonder how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you sometimes wish Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you ready to hear the Giant's point of view on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this is the book for you. Thirteen award-winning fantasy and science... more...

  • Big Day Outby Jacqueline Wilson; Nick Sharratt

    RHCP 2012; US$ 3.18

    Enjoy four very special days out this World Book Day, in this collection of fun short stories from Jacqueline Wilson. From a trip to the country to a seaside outing and a funfair adventure, Big Day Out is a wonderful treat for dedicated fans of Jacqueline Wilson, and for readers who are discovering her for the very first time. more...