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  • Out of Boundsby Beverley Naidoo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • Skin and Other Storiesby Roald Dahl

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    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...

  • Dacked!by Andrew Daddo

    Hachette Australia 2011; US$ 14.09

    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... more...

  • The Bloody Hook and Vanishing Hitchhikerby Roy Apps

    Hachette Children's Books 2012; US$ 12.21

    Dark urban legends that will make you scream out loud, because even though you don't want to believe it, you know these stories might have happened for real. more...

  • Dont Look Behind You and The Babysitterby Roy Apps

    Hachette Children's Books 2012; US$ 12.21

    Dark urban legends that will make you scream out loud, because even though you don't want to believe it, you know these stories might have happened for real. more...

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

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.57

    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. 3-5 You are obviously... more...

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

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.57

    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 one point... more...