Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children’s authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality...

Flying Lessons & Other Stories

Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children’s authors—celebrates.

Down The Line: Surfing Stories by John McLean. A collection that emphasises the beauty, freedom, fun and energy of surfing and the laid back nature of the surfer's way of life. Full of ideas, descriptions and weird and wonderful characters to stimulate your desire to ride bigger and more perfect waves.

Down The Line Surfing Stories

Singing My Sister Down / Margo Lanagan. An outstanding collection of thirteen short stories from the internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning author. A bride accepts her devastating punishment. A piece of the moon is buried. A ferryman falls into the Styx. Wee Willie Winkie brings a waking nightmare. A new father dresses a fallen warrior princess. A sniper picks off clowns one by one.

Singing My Sister Down and other stories - Margo Lanagan - 9781760295134 - Allen & Unwin - Australia

Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories by Terry Pratchett. Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur’s knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It’s a disaster! Luckily, there’s a spare suit of armour and a very small boy called Ralph who’s willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire-breathers. But there's a teeny weeny surprise in store . . .

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Out on the Water: Twelve Tales from the Sea by Tessa Duder. Ten short stories, and two longer historical ones, bring to life the thrills and challenges of sailing, paddling and travelling on the seas around New Zealand. Accompanied by Bruce Potter’s vivid illustrations.

Monday, 3 November 2014 Out on the Water Twelve Tales of the Sea Tessa Duder; illustrated by Bruce Potter New collection ev.

The Great War. A powerful collection of stories by bestselling authors, each inspired by a different object from the First World War. From a soldier's writing case to the nose of a Zeppelin bomb, each object illuminates an aspect of life during the war, and each story reminds us of the millions of individual lives that were changed forever by the four years of fighting.

The Great War is an anthology of fictional stories from eleven internationally-acclaimed, award-winning authors.

Ihimaera: His Best Stories by Witi ihimaera. In this definitive collection by one of New Zealand's best-loved authors, Witi Ihimaera offers his personal choice of twenty-four stories from throughout his illustrious career.  The pieces span more than thirty-five years - since his first collection, Pounamu Pounamu (1972), was published - and showcase the range, originality and humanity of this truly amazing writer.

His Best Stories by Witi Ihimaera

The Happy Prince & Other Stories by Oscar Wilde. A haunting, magical fairy tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes (amongst others) The Happy Prince, who was not so happy after all, The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and The Star Child who did not love his parents as much as he should. Each of the stories shines with poetry and magic and will be enjoyed by children of every age.

The Happy Prince, Oscar Wilde

That Stubborn Seed of Hope / Brian Falkner. Brian Falkner serves up bite-sized tales of fear – fear of rejection, fear of dying, fear of disease, fear of the unknown, fear of exclusion, fear of being caught and fear of embarrassment –showing how that stubborn seed of hope hungers our darkest moments.

That Stubborn Seed of Hope / Brian Falkner. Brian Falkner serves up bite-sized tales of fear – fear of rejection, fear of dying, fear of disease, fear of the unknown, fear of exclusion, fear of being caught and fear of embarrassment –showing how that stubborn seed of hope hungers our darkest moments.

The Truth Is Dead / Marcus Sedgwick (Ed.) What if Adolf Hitler had died in World War One? What if the Russians had launched a nuclear attack during the Cold War? This title challenges our ideas of the world, and lets you explore the alternative past, presents and futures.

The Truth Is Dead / Marcus Sedgwick (Ed.) What if Adolf Hitler had died in World War One? What if the Russians had launched a nuclear attack during the Cold War? This title challenges our ideas of the world, and lets you explore the alternative past, presents and futures.

Norse Mythology / Neil Gaiman. Back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods.

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman’s newest book, Norse Mythology begins before the beginning with Surtr and his flaming sword in an empty, mist-choked universe and ends after the ending with the sons of gods and a game …

Horowitz Horror by Anthony Horowitz.Seventeen chilling tales from the master of storytelling. Welcome to a strange and twisted world where the spooky, the shocking, and the positively petrifying are lurking just out of sight. A bus ride home ... turns into your worst nightmare. A quaint country cottage ... has a grisly secret. A man returns from holiday ... with bubbling skin and bloodshot eyes. Horowitz Horror. It's all around you. Alive. Waiting. Enter if you dare.

Seventeen chilling tales from the master of storytelling.

Only Remembered by Michael Morpurgo. 2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the date, this beautiful anthology will collect favourite extracts, images and poems from some of the UK’s leading cultural, political and literary figures. Poems, short stories, personal letters, newspaper articles, scripts, photographs and paintings are just some of the elements of this astonishing collection, with cover and artwork by renowned illustrator, Ian Beck.

2014 will mark one hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the date, this beautiful anthology will collect favourite extracts, images and poems from some of the UK’s leading cultural, political and literary figures.

Next: Is There Life After Death? Keith Gray (Ed.) Some of today's leading writers for teens, including Malorie Blackman, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Julie Bertagna, Jonathan Stroud, Keith Gray and Sally Nicholls have come together to ask what happens after you die? Heaven? Hell? Purgatory? Reincarnation? Ghosts? Buried? Nothing...?

Next with contributions by Malorie Blackman

Janet Frame Stories and poems by Janet Frame. To celebrate her life and work, both stories and poems show her playful explorations of language, vivid evocations of everyday life and consummate literary talents as one of New Zealand's famous writers.

Janet Frame Stories and poems by Janet Frame. To celebrate her life and work, both stories and poems show her playful explorations of language, vivid evocations of everyday life and consummate literary talents as one of New Zealand's famous writers.

Waves: Great Stories from the Surf by Tim Baker. This collection of great Australian surf stories sheds new light on the 'moveable feast' that is modern surfing, and gives an intimate insider's view of the mad compulsion to ride waves - whatever the costs. If you've never surfed, these stories will make you want to start. If you already surf, they'll remind you why you're never going to stop.

Waves: Great Stories from the Surf by Tim Baker. This collection of great Australian surf stories sheds new light on the 'moveable feast' that is modern surfing, and gives an intimate insider's view of the mad compulsion to ride waves - whatever the costs. If you've never surfed, these stories will make you want to start. If you already surf, they'll remind you why you're never going to stop.

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