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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...

  • Stories at the Doorby Jan Andrews; Francis Blake

    Tundra 2012; US$ 18.95

    Jan Andrews draws on folk stories from around the world to build her newest collection of tales, rife with humor and tingling with action. Cleverly threaded together by verses describing the arrival of unbidden stories that enter boldly through the door and stay just long enough to have their say, these tales have been rendered anew by a master storyteller.... 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...

  • New Fangled Fairy Tales Book #2by Bruce Lansky

    Meadowbrook 2011; Not Available

    This collection of ten contemporary fairy tales--the second in the critically acclaimed series--puts a delightful new spin on classic stories and themes. Michelle Koszlowski desperately wants to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be. The Little Tailor brags to everyone about his bravery until a giant... more...

  • EIGHT PLUS ONE: STORIESby 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...

  • 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...