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  • Help! My Parents Think I'm a Robotby Andy Griffiths; Terry Denton

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 6.58

    Help! My Parents Think I'm a Robot is a collection of ten insanely shocking stories from Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton - the creators of the smash hit The 13-Storey Treehouse . Is this the right book for you? Take this quiz to find out! Do you ever flush your sister's head down the toilet? Do you ever make pretend funny home... 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

    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...

  • New Fangled Fairy Tales Book #2by Bruce Lansky

    Meadowbrook 2011; US$ 4.99

    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...

  • 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 Tale of Troyby Roger Green; Pauline Baynes; Michelle Paver

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 9.86

    The story of Helen and the judgement of Paris, of the gathering Heroes and the seige of Troy; of Achilles and his vulnerable heel, reared by the Centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus, the last of the Heroes, his plan for the wooden Horse and his many adventures on his long journey home to Greece. Also contains a beautiful introduction... more...