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  • Good-bye Marianneby Irene N. Watts

    Tundra 2009; US$ 12.95

    A heartbreaking story of loss and love. As autumn turns toward winter in 1938 Berlin, life for Marianne Kohn, a young Jewish girl, begins to crumble. First there was the burning of the neighbourhood shops. Then her father, a mild-mannered bookseller, must leave the family and go into hiding. No longer allowed to go to school or even sit in a café,... more...

  • Arabian Nightsby Andrew Lang

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 6.99 US$ 5.94

    The Stories contained in Arabian Nights have been handed down from generation to generation and are just as compelling today as they were when first told. This collection, specially selected and edited by Andrew Lang is a wonderful anthology, and will delight readers young and old. This version has been specially formatted for today's e-readers. more...

  • All Sleek and Skimmingby Lisa Heggum

    Orca Book Publishers 2006; US$ 7.99

    A collection of compelling short fiction for older teen readers. more...

  • Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampireby Francesca Simon; Tony Ross

    Hachette Children's Group 2011; US$ 5.99

    Four new stories in which Horrid Henry terrorizes his classmates at a school sleepover in the museum; plays with Perfect Peter and tricks him into handing over all his money; gets out of writing his own story for Miss Battle-Axe by adapting one of Peter's; and meets the Nudie Foodie, a celebrity chef, who comes to the school to improve school dinners.... more...

  • Elementals: Waterby Peter Dickinson; Robin McKinley

    RHCP 2011; US$ 11.27

    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 serpent, its body as think... more...

  • Audrey Of The Outbackby Christine Harris; Ann James

    Hardie Grant Books 2008; US$ 7.99

    Audrey is Australia’s response to Pippi Longstocking. Determined, mischievous, imaginative and inquisitive, Audrey of the Outback will have every girl in the country, wishing she were a swaggie. more...

  • Out of Boundsby Beverley Naidoo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 9.86

    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 Philippa Pearce

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 8.45

    '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 Devil's Storybooksby Natalie Babbitt; Natalie Babbitt

    Square Fish 2012; US$ 6.79

    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 one... more...

  • A Wolf at the Doorby Ellen Datlow; Terri Windling; Tristan Ellwell

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012; US$ 7.99

    These are not your mother's fairy tales... Did you ever wonder how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you sometimes wish Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you ready to hear the Giant's point of view on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this is the book for you.      Thirteen award-winning fantasy and science... more...