A middle school mummy. The world’s largest chocolate milk. A homicidal turkey. There’s something for every guy in this collection of short stories from some of the funniest writers around. Compiled and edited by acclaimed author and certified guy Jon Scieszka, this hilarious, offbeat first installment in the Guys Read Library is 100% grade-A humor, guaranteed to have guys of all ages asking for more. Contributing authors include Jeff Kinney, Eoin Colfer, Mac Barnett, Kate DiCamillo, Christopher Paul Curtis, Jack Gantos, Adam Rex, Paul Feig, David Yoo, and David Lubar.
Jon Scieszka’s hit series continues with ten pulse-pounding tales from the most exciting writers around. In Guys Read: Thriller, you’ll find a teenage terrorist, the worlds’ worst private detective, a roomful of snakes, and more, from the likes of M.T. Anderson, Patrick Carman, Gennifer Choldenko, Matt de la Peña, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Bruce Hale, Anthony Horowitz, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Walter Dean Myers, and James Patterson, not to mention illustrations by Brett Helquist. If you’re a young reader looking for the best writing around, look no further than Guys Read.
A lineman with something to prove, a vendetta against a baseball legend, the rise of a real-life NHL all-star, the luckiest grapefruit in sports history: open up The Sports Pages and you’re in for all of this and more. From fiction to non-fiction, from baseball to mixed martial arts and everything in between these are ten stories about the rush of victory and the crush of defeat on and off the field. Compiled by Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a thrilling collection of brand new short stories from the following perennial all-stars: James Brown, Joseph Bruchac, Chris Crutcher, Tim Green, Dan Gutman, Gordon Korman, Chris Rylander, Anne Ursu, Jacqueline Woodson, and Stanley-Cup winner, Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown. Illustrations by Dan Santat.
The Sports Pages, the third volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read Library of Great Reading, features ten short stories guaranteed to put you in the ring, under the basket, and right behind home plate.
From fiction to nonfiction, from baseball to mixed martial arts and everything in between, these are a collection of stories about the rush of victory and the crush of defeat on and off the field.
Authors include Dustin Brown, James Brown, Joseph Bruchac, Chris Crutcher, Tim Green, Dan Gutman, Gordon Korman, Chris Rylander, Anne Ursu, and Jacqueline Woodson, with illustrations by Dan Santat.
The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable—and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists—Thanhha Lai, Steve Sheinkin, Jim Murphy, Candace Fleming, Douglas Florian, Elizabeth Partridge, James Sturm, T.Edward Nickens, Sy Montgomery, and Nathan Hale—provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there. The book is illustrated by Brian Floca, who won the Caldecott Medal in 2014.
Be afraid, be very afraid of Terrifying Tales, the sixth volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading. Eleven masters of suspense have come together to bring you a bone-chilling collection of original ghost stories perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight, and scaring your friends’ pants off. Compiled and edited by kid-lit madman Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Terrifying Tales is a creepy, fun read (if you’re brave enough, that is). With stories by Kelly Barnhill, Michael Buckley, Adam Gidwitz, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, Claire LeGrand, Nikki Loftin, Daniel José Older, Dav Pilkey, R.L. Stine and Rita Williams-Garcia. Illustrated by Gris Grimly.
Heroes and Villains, the seventh volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read Library of Great Reading, is chock-full of adventure featuring an array of characters—with and without capes.
Featuring ten all-new, original stories that run the gamut from fantasy to comics to contemporary adventure to nonfiction, and featuring eleven of the most acclaimed, exciting writers for kids working today, this collection is the perfect book for you, whether you use your powers for good—or evil.