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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.

West Australian Premier’s Book Awards

A big congrats must go out to all the winners of the West Australian Premier’s Book Awards. However on this site we would like to send out particular congratulations to the winners of these specific categories:

Young Adults (Joint Winners)

Anonymity Jones – James Roy {Random House Australia}

Happy as Larry – Scot Gardner {Allen & Unwin}

Children’s Books

Toppling – Sally  MURPHY(author) & Rhian NEST JAMES (Illustrator) Walker Books Australia}

Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards Shortlist

The shortlists for the 2010 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards were announced today.

A big congratulations to all shortlisted authors. Here are the category lists The’Verse is most interested in.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Henry Hoey Hobson by Christine Bongers (Random House)

Mirror by Jeanne Baker (Walker Books)

Sarindi’s Dragon Kite by Janine M. Fraser/Illus. Elise Hurst (HarperCollins Aust)

The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody (Penguin Group Australia)

The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds (Penguin Group Australia)

Toppling by Sally Murphy/Illus. Rhian Nest James (Walker Books)

YOUNG ADULTS

Anonymity Jones by James Roy (Random House Australia)

Happy as Larry by Scot Gardner (Allen & Unwin)

The FitzOsbornes in Exile: The Montmaray Journals 2 by Michelle Cooper (Random House)

The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett (Penguin Group Australia)

This Is Shyness by Leanne Hall (Text Publishing Co.)

Wavelength by A.J. Betts (Fremantle Press)

The winners will be announced in September 2011.

For further information go here

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