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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Guys Read: Your Question for Author Hereby Kate DiCamillo; Adam Rex; Jon Scieszka

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Joe?s got a problem. He has to write to an author for a school assignment and get her to answer a bunch of questions. But the author he?s chosen, Maureen O?Toople, just doesn?t want to play along. Jon Scieszka and Kate DiCamillo collaborate on a hilarious and heartfelt short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business , edited by... more...

  • Guys Read: Unaccompanied Minorsby Jeff Kinney; Adam Rex; Jon Scieszka

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Jeff Kinney is pretty much the nicest guy you can hope to meet. Except when it comes to his brother, Patrick. The two of them have been locked in a battle for supremacy since they were young?a war that continues to this day. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business , edited by Jon Scieszka. more...

  • Guys Read: "What? You Think You Got It Rough?"by Christopher Paul Curtis; Adam Rex; Jon Scieszka

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    Kids. They think they got it so rough these days. But nobody has it worse than Papa Red did when he was a kid. And you better listen up when he talks. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business , edited by Jon Scieszka. more...

  • Guys Read: My Parents Give My Bedroom to a Bikerby Paul Feig; Adam Rex; Jon Scieszka

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    This all started when Steve wouldn?t take out the trash. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business , edited by Jon Scieszka. more...