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y separately published work icon Michael Phillip Gwynne , Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2014 7438085 2014 single work children's fiction children's

Stuff happens sometimes.

Everyday stuff.

At school, at home, with sport, with mates.

For Ned it happened with a new teacher.

For Sean it happened starting at a new school.

For Michael it happened when he thought he was disappointing his parents.

For Jack it happened when a game at recess went wrong.' (Publication summary)

Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2014
y separately published work icon Jack Tony Wilson , Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2014 7438143 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'Stuff happens sometimes.

'Everyday stuff.

'At school, at home, with sport, with mates.

'For Ned it happened with a new teacher.

'For Sean it happened starting at a new school.

'For Michael it happened when he thought he was disappointing his parents.

'For Jack it happened when a game at recess went wrong.' (Publication summary)

Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2014
y separately published work icon Ned Andrew Daddo , Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2014 7438187 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'Stuff happens sometimes.

'Everyday stuff.

'At school, at home, with sport, with mates.

'For Ned it happened with a new teacher.

'For Sean it happened starting at a new school.

'For Michael it happened when he thought he was disappointing his parents.

'For Jack it happened when a game at recess went wrong.' (Publication summary)

Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2014
y separately published work icon Sean Will Kostakis , Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2014 7438232 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'Stuff happens sometimes.

'Everyday stuff.

'At school, at home, with sport, with mates.

'For Ned it happened with a new teacher.

'For Sean it happened starting at a new school.

'For Michael it happened when he thought he was disappointing his parents.

'For Jack it happened when a game at recess went wrong.' (Publication summary)

Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2014
y separately published work icon Cooper Justin D'Ath , Melbourne : Penguin , 2015 8299789 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'Cooper is one of the footy boys. When his former-rugby-champion grandfather dies, Cooper has trouble dealing with it. To make matters worse, the funeral falls on the first day of the Year Five camp at Thunder Canyon, half a day's drive away. So Cooper not only misses out on the bus trip with his friends Jeff, Dan, Fadi, but when he finally arrives at camp he's missed out on abseiling, the activity he was most looking forward to, missed sharing a cabin with his friends, and can't even sit with them in the dining room or on the bus to the following day's kayaking lesson. In order to restore his life to what it was, and win back the respect of his sporty friends, he disobeys a kayak instructors' directives and puts both his life and that of his paddle-buddy Lily Ng in serious danger on the white waters of Thunder River.' (Publication summary)

Melbourne : Penguin , 2015
y separately published work icon Fadi Scot Gardner , Melbourne : Penguin , 2015 8299849 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'Stuff happens sometimes.

'Everyday stuff.

'At school, at home, with sport, with mates.

'For Fadi it happened when he got in trouble for tackling Jack at lunchtime.

'Spinning out of Jack by Tony Wilson, Fadi gets his own story. Fadi is big and strong and hasn't quite grown into his body. He's a gun on the rugby field where his strength and size is an advantage, and at home with his Islander family his size fits, but off the field and out of home he sometimes breaks things (people's science projects, Jack's arm - but that was an accident!). With the help of his uncle and cousins, Fadi learns to put some grace to his movement - and develop some seriously cool dance moves.' (Publication summary)

Melbourne : Penguin , 2015
y separately published work icon Ethan Oliver Phommavanh , Melbourne : Penguin , 2015 8299892 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'Stuff happens sometimes.

'Everyday stuff.

'At school, at home, with sport, with mates.

'For Ethan it happened when he thought his best friend didn't like him anymore.

'Ethan is not just bookish - he's book-obsessed, possibly the only boy with a mother begging him to put a book down so he can make friends. Ethan doesn't make friends so easily so he when he does make friends with Trent (they bond over a dinosaur book), Ethan is chuffed and his mum is thrilled. But then Trent discovers downball and Ethan thinks he's lost his best friend, his only friend . . .' (Publication summary)

Melbourne : Penguin , 2015
y separately published work icon Lennie James Roy , Melbourne : Penguin , 2015 8299954 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'Stuff happens sometimes.

'Everyday stuff.

'At school, at home,

'with sport, with mates.

'For Lennie it happened when he argued with a teacher.' (Publication summary)

Melbourne : Penguin , 2015
y separately published work icon Harry Alex McDiarmid , Melbourne : Penguin , 2015 8523024 2015 single work children's fiction children's

'Stuff Happens. Real-life stories for boys. Suitable for beginner and newly confident readers.

'Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates.

'For Harry it happened in art class.

'All Harry wants is to fly through Monvale Primary under the radar. He doesn't want to be like Jack. Playing football on the oval only leads to cheering crowds. He doesn't want to be like Ethan, because after that advertisement he showed at assembly he's got more friends now than he ever did. He especially doesn't want to be like Fadi, who decided to dance in the quiet time quad one day and now has an entire school of adoring fans. Harry's done the math and come to a conclusion: to be good at something means attention – and in Harry's case, that attention is more than unwanted.

'During an excursion to an art gallery, Harry and his friend Cooper are amongst the many students in Mr. Slater's art class that are unenthusiastic about the excursion. If nobody else cares about it, Harry doesn't see a reason to either. That is, until he sees a certain painting. Amongst the splotches of colourful paint, Harry imagines Cosmic Samurai, an awesome made-up space ranger who blasts away evil green aliens with a sweet laser gun.

'Harry is inspired to paint him. Will he listen to Mr Slater and display his art for all to see? Standing out from the crowd isn't about all the attention that comes with it. It's about enjoying what you do, and being yourself. Can Harry see that for himself?' (Publication summary)

Melbourne : Penguin , 2015
y separately published work icon Dale Adrian Beck , Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 9105907 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates.

'For Dale it happened during a school play.

'Dale is a story about an odd but likeable redhead who decides to take revenge on Dan, the coolest kid in school. Dale intends to embarrass Dan during the finale of their school play, but as the big moment approaches Dale has second thoughts. But is he too late to stop the plan he's put in place? ' (Publication summary)

Melbourne : Penguin , 2016
y separately published work icon Luke James Valentine , Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 9111913 2016 single work children's fiction children's

'Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates.

'For Luke it happened on public speaking day.

'Stuff Happens. Real-life stories for boys. Suitable for beginner and newly confident readers. ' (Publication summary)

Melbourne : Penguin , 2016

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