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Guys Read: Thriller
Guys Read: The Sports Pages
Guys Read: Funny Business
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Guys Read Series

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About this series

T-Bin has been traveling through space for years to deposit its passengers on a new planet, to give them a new life. But now, mere days from arrival, Tanner can’t shake the feeling that there’s a more sinister plot at work. A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by Jon Scieszka.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherHarperCollins
Release dateJan 1, 2004
Guys Read: Thriller
Guys Read: The Sports Pages
Guys Read: Funny Business

Titles in the series (40)

  • Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Funny Business

    Funny Business, the first volume in Jon Scieszka's Guys Read Library of Great Reading, features ten short stories guaranteed to delight, amuse, and possibly make you spit your milk in your friend's face. There's something for everyone in this collection of short stories from some of the funniest writers around. This hilarious, offbeat first installment in the Guys Read Library is 100% grade-A humor, guaranteed to have kids of all ages asking for more. Authors include Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo & Jon Scieszka, Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo, with illustrations by Adam Rex.

  • Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: Thriller

    A body on the tracks A teenage terrorist A mysterious wish-granting machine The world’s worst private detective The second volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading is chock-full of mystery, intrigue, and nefarious activity. Featuring some of the best writers around, and compiled by certified guy Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Thriller is a pulse-pounding collection of brand-new short stories, each one guaranteed to keep you riveted until the final page.

  • Guys Read: The Sports Pages
    Guys Read: The Sports Pages
    Guys Read: The Sports Pages

    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.

  • Guys Read: True Stories
    Guys Read: True Stories
    Guys Read: True Stories

    Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. 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 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. Supports the Common Core State Standards

  • Guys Read: Terrifying Tales
    Guys Read: Terrifying Tales
    Guys Read: Terrifying Tales

    Be afraid, be very afraid of Terrifying Tales, the sixth volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading. Eleven masters of suspense—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—have come together to bring you a bone-chilling collection of original ghost stories with illustrations by Gris Grimly, 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). 

  • Guys Read: Heroes & Villains
    Guys Read: Heroes & Villains
    Guys Read: Heroes & Villains

    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. Authors include Laurie Halse Anderson, Cathy Camper and Raúl Gonzalez, Sharon Creech, Jack Gantos, Christopher Healy, Deborah Hopkinson, Ingrid Law, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Lemony Snicket, and Eugene Yelchin, with illustrations by Jeff Stokely.

  • Guys Read: Unaccompanied Minors: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Unaccompanied Minors: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Unaccompanied Minors: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

    Jeff Kinney is pretty much the nicest guy you can hope to meet. Except when it comes to his brother, Patrick. The two of them have been locked in a battle for supremacy since they were young—a war that continues to this day. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: "What? You Think You Got It Rough?": A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: "What? You Think You Got It Rough?": A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: "What? You Think You Got It Rough?": A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

    Kids. They think they got it so rough these days. But nobody has it worse than Papa Red did when he was a kid. And you better listen up when he talks. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: My Parents Give My Bedroom to a Biker: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: My Parents Give My Bedroom to a Biker: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: My Parents Give My Bedroom to a Biker: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

    This all started when Steve wouldn’t take out the trash. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: A Fistful of Feathers: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: A Fistful of Feathers: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: A Fistful of Feathers: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

    Sam has a problem: his dad doesn’t think he’s “man enough.” So Dad decides he’s going to toughen Sam up by getting a turkey to raise in preparation for Thanksgiving. But no one is prepared for the place Travis the turkey finds in the family, and Sam soon realizes the frightening truth: it’s him, or the turkey. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: Will: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Will: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Will: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

    Will’s got it rough. He’s practically the only kid in school who hasn’t found out that he’s a wizard or a vampire or the child of a Norse god. But when a supervillain takes over the school and all the kids with powers are gone, it’s up to Will to try and save the day. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: Artemis Begins: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Artemis Begins: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Artemis Begins: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

    Long before Artemis Fowl appeared in Eoin Colfer’s hit series, he was born in the form of Eoin’s younger brother Donal--the “young criminal mastermind” of the family. And on one particular spring day, he concocts his most sinister plot yet. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: The Bloody Souvenir: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: The Bloody Souvenir: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: The Bloody Souvenir: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

    Jack isn’t like the Pagoda brothers. He knows the difference between fun and stupid. Launching yourself across the backyard in a makeshift Roman catapult? Fun. Smoking an entire pack of cigarettes as fast as possible? Stupid. But when it comes to emergency self-surgery…Jack still has something to learn. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: Best of Friends: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Best of Friends: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Best of Friends: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

    Ernest is annoying. Ernest is awkward. Ernest is…Ernest. And Dean wants nothing to do with him, until Ernest wins the most spectacular trip in the history of America – and is allowed to bring one friend. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: Kid Appeal: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Kid Appeal: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Kid Appeal: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

    The whole school is getting in on the action when a contest is announced: The student who creates the best project on New Cairo’s history will win a trip to the cool new water park in town. Charlie has a plan that can’t lose—as long as he doesn’t lose his life in the process. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: Your Question for Author Here: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Your Question for Author Here: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read: Your Question for Author Here: A Short Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

    Joe’s got a problem. He has to write to an author for a school assignment and get her to answer a bunch of questions. But the author he’s chosen, Maureen O’Toople, just doesn’t want to play along. Jon Scieszka and Kate DiCamillo collaborate on a hilarious and heartfelt short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: The Snake Mafia: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: The Snake Mafia: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: The Snake Mafia: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller

    River and Niko find their dad is missing, and they have no choice but to track him down. But when they discover the clues lead to a shady reptile dealer, they start to think they might have gotten in over their heads. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: The Old, Dead Nuisance: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: The Old, Dead Nuisance: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: The Old, Dead Nuisance: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller

    Two fake psychics, one real haunted house—what could go wrong? A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: Nate Macavoy, Monster Hunter
    Guys Read: Nate Macavoy, Monster Hunter
    Guys Read: Nate Macavoy, Monster Hunter

    Nate’s best friend Jeremy is missing, and Nate seems to be the only one worried that he’s been captured by hideous creatures that live in the sewers. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: Believing in Brooklyn: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: Believing in Brooklyn: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: Believing in Brooklyn: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller

    Benny’s friend Ray come up with his craziest invention idea yet: a machine that grants wishes. But when Benny realizes he has some wishes that need granting, he starts to wonder if it might just work. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: The Double Eagle Has Landed: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: The Double Eagle Has Landed: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: The Double Eagle Has Landed: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller

    Tim Diamond—the world’s worst private detective—takes on his most dangerous case yet, and it’s going to be up to his brother to keep him out of trouble. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: Boys Will Be Boys: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: Boys Will Be Boys: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: Boys Will Be Boys: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller

    A train ride home from a school field trip turns sinister when two kids spot a body on the tracks. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: Pirate: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: Pirate: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: Pirate: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller

    Abdullah Syed Hari is fourteen years old. He loves his family and his friends. And he is a Somali pirate. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: Ghost Vision Glasses
    Guys Read: Ghost Vision Glasses
    Guys Read: Ghost Vision Glasses

    The ad promised you’d be able to see into the spirit world. But they couldn’t work for real . . . could they? A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: Thad, the Ghost, and Me: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: Thad, the Ghost, and Me: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: Thad, the Ghost, and Me: A Short Story from Guys Read: Thriller

    There’s nothing better than taking your timid little cousin Thad to one of those sweet haunted houses the 4-H Club decorates for Halloween. Except, of course, if the house turns out to actually be haunted. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

  • Guys Read: Find Your Fire: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages
    Guys Read: Find Your Fire: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages
    Guys Read: Find Your Fire: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages

    Offensive lineman Jake and his best friend, Bobby, were planning on playing for the Immaculate Heart football team together—until an unexpected turn of events finds them competing for one scholarship. This short story from the collection Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a winner.

  • Guys Read: How I Won the World Series: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages
    Guys Read: How I Won the World Series: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages
    Guys Read: How I Won the World Series: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages

    Children's author and lifelong baseball fan Dan Gutman recounts how he himself was actually the hero in the New York Mets' miraculous defeat of the Boston Red Sox in Game Six of the 1986 World Series—the infamous Bill Buckner game. This short story from the collection Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a winner.

  • Guys Read: I Will Destroy You, Derek Jeter: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages
    Guys Read: I Will Destroy You, Derek Jeter: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages
    Guys Read: I Will Destroy You, Derek Jeter: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages

    Wes' life has been nothing but one tragedy after another since he went to see a game at Yankee Stadium, and it can all be traced back to one man: all-star shortstop Derek Jeter. Now, Derek Jeter must pay. This short story from the collection Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a winner.

  • Guys Read: Max Swings for the Fences: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages
    Guys Read: Max Swings for the Fences: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages
    Guys Read: Max Swings for the Fences: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages

    Maximilian Funk is the new kid in school, and not much of a baseball fan, a deadly combination. He has to figure out a way to impress Molly Kinsman, the best pitcher in the city and the most beautiful girl he's ever seen. One little lie couldn't hurt, could it? This short story from the collection Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a winner.

  • Guys Read: Choke: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages
    Guys Read: Choke: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages
    Guys Read: Choke: A Short Story from Guys Read: The Sports Pages

    It takes a big risk in the mixed martial arts arena for 98-pound weakling Johnny to find that real power comes from within. This short story from the collection Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a winner.

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