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  • 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...

  • Elementals: Waterby Peter Dickinson; Robin McKinley

    RHCP 2011; US$ 11.36

    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...

  • Yellow Cakeby Margo Lanagan

    RHCP 2013; US$ 11.36

    Yellow Cake brings together another ten short stories from this extraordinarily talented writer - each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking. Ranging from fantasy and fairy tale to horror and stark reality, what pervades these stories is the sense of humanity. The people of Lanagan's worlds face trials, temptations and... more...

  • What You Wish Forby Book Wish Foundation; Naomi Shihab Nye; John Green; Joyce Carol Oates; Various

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Swap & Other Storiesby George Layton

    Pan Macmillan UK 1997; US$ 9.99

    Brilliant, funny and disturbing stories of growing up in the Fifties, by the author of the acclaimed bestseller The Fib.The coach started to move off. I felt frightened. All these weeks, looking forward to it, and now I did'nt want to go. Please, Mum, let me go home. She was running alongside, waving her hanky and crying...He'd nagged his mother for... more...

  • No Such Thing as the Real Worldby M. T. Anderson; K. L. Going; Beth Kephart; Chris Lynch; An Na; Jacqueline Woodson

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Graduation from high school? A senior thesis? A betrayal by someone you love? A loss of innocence? The death of a parent? Losing the family you always wished you had? Facing a harsh reality? What's the line that separates childhood from the "real world"? And what happens when it's nothing you imagined it would be? Do you want to be a published... more...

  • Up All Nightby Peter Abrahams; Libba Bray; David Levithan; Sarah Weeks; Gene Yang; Patricia McCormick

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A brush with the supernatural? A rock concert? A reunion? A poolside revelation? The need to know what's up? The confessions of a friend? The dream of escape? A sick pet? An English assignment? The rear-window view of a murder next door? The search for the mother you never met? What keeps you up all night? more...

  • White Timeby Margo Lanagan

    RHCP 2010; US$ 11.36

    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...

  • My True Love Gave to Meby Stephanie Perkins

    Pan Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 18.17

    On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me . . . This beautiful collection features twelve gorgeously romantic stories set during the festive period, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. The stories are filled with the magic of first love and the magic of the holidays. Includes: Ally Carter Holly... more...

  • 145th Street: Short Storiesby Walter Dean Myers

    Random House Children's Books 2001; US$ 9.99

    An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults   New Bonus Content: -Q&A with Walter Dean Myers -Teaser chapter from On a Clear Day -Excerpt from Hoops The first week of his senior year, everything changed. That?s when Mack met Kitty. She hadn?t finished the sonnet she wrote for him, but she had finished Mack. From that minute on, he was stupid... more...