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  • Ten of the Best: School Stories with a Differenceby Wendy Cooling

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 6.35

    Ten prize-winning authors each with a brand new story based on their own schooldays. Bernard Ashley, Malorie Blackman, Berlie Doherty, Paul Jennings, Margaret Mahy, Michael Morpurgo, Jenny Nimmo, Michael Rosen, Jeremy Strong and Robert Swindells. more...

  • Uncle Montague's Tales of Terrorby Chris Priestley

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    A chilling, scare-packed novel with more than enough fear factor for the most ardent terror fan. more...

  • Tales from Outer Suburbiaby Shaun Tan

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 17.49

    From the much-acclaimed creator of The Arrival , The Red Tree and The Lost Thing , fifteen intriguing illustrated stories about the mysteries that lurk below the surface of suburban life. more...

  • 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...