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  • Hansel and Gretelby Miles Kelly

    Miles Kelly Publishing 2011; US$ 2.99

    Simply retold and wonderfully illustrated, each of these titles contains a collection of stories based on a theme, such as Magic and Mystery. With each story taking about 5 minutes to read, these books are ideal for parents to share with young children who are starting to recognise words. The simple text also allows independent readers to read aloud... more...

  • The Ogre's Brideby Miles Kelly

    Miles Kelly Publishing 2011; US$ 2.99

    Simply retold and wonderfully illustrated, each of these titles contains a collection of stories based on a theme, such as Magic and Mystery. With each story taking about 5 minutes to read, these books are ideal for parents to share with young children who are starting to recognise words. The simple text also allows independent readers to read aloud... more...

  • 8 Plus 1by Robert Cormier

    Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 6.99

    Seventeen-year-old Mike visits his grandmother?s bedside and learns a family secret.    A divorced father discovers that only love, not bribes, can keep his daughter ?his? on Thursdays.   A young white boy finds that friendship?and betrayal?can cross racial boundaries.   Robert Cormier is one of America?s most acclaimed writers for young adults. Here... more...

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

    Meadowbrook 2012; Not Available

    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...

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

    Meadowbrook 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • The Umbrella Man and Other Storiesby Roald Dahl

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2013; US$ 8.99

    Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about the 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? These compelling tales are a perfect introduction to the adult writing of a storytelling genius. more...

  • Guys Read: A Fistful of Feathersby David Yoo; Adam Rex; Jon Scieszka

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Sam has a problem: his dad doesn?t think he?s ?man enough.? So Dad decides he?s going to toughen Sam up by getting a turkey to raise in preparation for Thanksgiving. But no one is prepared for the place Travis the turkey finds in the family, and Sam soon realizes the frightening truth: it?s him, or the turkey. A short story from the acclaimed collection... more...

  • Guys Read: Artemis Beginsby Eoin Colfer; Adam Rex; Jon Scieszka

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Long before Artemis Fowl appeared in Eoin Colfer?s hit series, he was born in the form of Eoin?s younger brother Donal--the ?young criminal mastermind? of the family. And on one particular spring day, he concocts his most sinister plot yet. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business , edited by Jon Scieszka. more...

  • Guys Read: Best of Friendsby Mac Barnett; Adam Rex; Jon Scieszka

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Ernest is annoying. Ernest is awkward. Ernest is?Ernest. And Dean wants nothing to do with him, until Ernest wins the most spectacular trip in the history of America ? and is allowed to bring one friend. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business , edited by Jon Scieszka. more...

  • Guys Read: Kid Appealby David Lubar; Adam Rex; Jon Scieszka

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    The whole school is getting in on the action when a contest is announced: The student who creates the best project on New Cairo?s history will win a trip to the cool new water park in town. Charlie has a plan that can?t lose?as long as he doesn?t lose his life in the process. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business ,... more...