Haha, I guess I didn't do so well then. ike mi!
Here are the original ones, taken from http://www.readersread.com/excerpts/
1. Abarat, by Clive Barker
Candy had always prided herself upon having a vivid imagination. When, for instance, she privately compared her dreams with those her brothers described over the breakfast table, or her friends at school exchanged at break, she always discovered her own night visions were a lot wilder and weirder than anybody else's. But there was nothing she could remember dreaming -- by day or night -- that came close to the sight that greeted her in The Great Head of the Yebba Dim Day.
2. Beyond the Deepwoods, by Paul Stewart, Illustrated by Chris Riddell
Twig sat on the floor between his mother’s knees, and curled his toes in the thick fleece of the tilder rug. It was cold and draughty in the cabin. Twig leaned forwards and opened the door of the stove.
3. The Blue Djinn of Babylon, by P.B. Kerr
“I want to be a witch,” said Philippa. “With lots of warts.”
“And I want to be a vampire,” said John. “With real blood on my teeth.”
“Both of you know that’s out of the question,” their mother said briskly.
“We have this argument every year,” sighed John. “I don’t see what you’ve got against it, Mom. Halloween’s just some harmless fun.”