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Stuff Happens : 3 Books for You

ETHAN

stuff-happens-ethanBy: Oliver Phommavanh

Ethan doesn’t really fit in. He likes to read more than play sports. Somehow he finds a friend who likes DinoRiders books as much as he does. Then something happens and Trent stops wanting to hang with Ethan and talk about books. Ethan is devastated, he’s lost his only friend. Then a school project means he has to work with others in his class and somehow Ethan learns that friendship comes in different forms and sometimes needs to be worked at.

Publisher: Puffin

Published: 28th January 2015

Format: Paperback, 91 pages

Key Words: School, Friends

ISBN: 9780143308171

FADI

stuff-happens-fadiBy: Scot Gardener

Fadi is the biggest kid in his class, being big isn’t easy, especially when you can be a little clumsy with it. Fadi also plays rugby, but when tackling is banned at school, Fadi breaks the rules and breaks someone’s arm. His family rally around him though and Fadi learns another skill that hopefully will help him fit in better and maybe he will surprise not only himself but others too.

Publisher:  Puffin

Published: 28th January 2015

Format: Paperback, 86 pages

Key Words: School, Dance, Sport

ISBN: 9780143308126

HARRY

stuff-happens-harryBy: Alex Mc Diarmid

Harry has his comfort zone, he likes things just the way they are. Harry has decided he doesn’t want to be good at anything simply because when you are you draw the attention of teachers and other kids. Harry doesn’t want any sort of  attention. His plan was working until he painted all over another students drawing. Stupid art class project, getting him into so much trouble.

Publisher: Puffin

Published: 29th July 2015

Format: Paperback, 90 pages

Key Words: School, Imagination, Art

ISBN: 9780143308959

This series is a great series written about characters who are easily relatable, with school problems any student can have. Even just life issues that have to be dealt with as you face growing up. Each author has their own approach and together it presents the reader with an easily readable series full of simply life experience lessons and fun.

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The Book Thief – Film

Some photos have been released from the set of this book adaption. Of course the casting for this was very exciting and gives great hope for the quality of film we will end up with.


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The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book

This copy was sent to me as an ARC by the publisher.By: Justine Clarke and Arthur Baysting

Illustrated By: Tom Jellett

A child is reading when up comes a Gobbledygook. The Gobbledygook is making a mess of the books by eating them. The child tells the Gobbledygook that this is not what we do with books. The child then sets about taking the Gobbledygook on a journey through a wide selection of books.

This is a very simple book with a theme close to my heart, that books are to be devoured, enjoyed and can take you to some amazing places. It finishes up in a great place for parents, with the child tucked up in bed snoring. The illustrations are fun, there are plenty of colours but the general palette is muted rather than jumping off the page with brightness. It certainly has an appeal about it. The more I look at it the more I like it.

Publisher: Viking Australia

Published: 29 October 2012

Format: Hardback 32 pages

Categories: Books, Monsters

ISBN 13: 9780670076574

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

By: William Joyce

Morris Lessmore loved words and stories. He loved books. He even had a book he was writing his story in. Then one day the winds blew and everything Morris knew was scattered. Then he followed a book to an extraordinary building where there were many books. Here Morris stays, looking after the books and writing in his own, until his time is up and someone new comes along.

This is a beautifully lyrical book about – well the magic of books. The story is simple and eloquent. Visually it is stunning and it does what all good books do – it sweeps you up into its pages. Highly Recommended.

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Published: 01 July 2012

Format: Hardback 56 pages

Categories: Fantasy

ISBN 13: 9781442457027

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page.

This truly glorious book is also an animated short film and it picked up Winner of the Best Animated Short Film at the Oscars this year.

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