Words and music

I’m making some changes! When I’m not reading, I’m busy writing songs and playing music. So you might notice I’ve added a new page to my website, where I’ll be sharing a taste of what I’m working on and will keep you updated of any gigs I’m doing. You can hear one of my songs…

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I’m taking a little break

This is just a short note to let you know that I’m taking a little break from blogging. Term 3 is a very busy one in year 8 and I’m finding that I don’t have as much time as I used to have. I’m hoping that by cutting back on my commitments a bit, I’ll…

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3 great podcasts I love to listen to

3 podcasts I love to listen to (that your kids might love to)

I’ve discovered podcasts this year and often listen to one on the way home from school on the bus. These three podcasts are my favourites so far. 1. Dear Hank and John. This weekly podcast is marketed as a ‘comedy podcast about death’, and author John Green and his brother Hank sure deliver a podcast…

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5 books ‘for girls’ that boys might like

5 books for girls that boys might like. A list from kid book blogger Book Boy | bookboy.com.au

Whenever I write a book review where the main character is a girl, I get emails or comments about the fact that I’m a boy reading ‘books for girls’. I don’t really think of it like that. To me, a good book is a good book. Anyway, here’s a little round-up of some of those…

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Review: Chance Of A Lifetime

The Izzy Folau series, reviewed by a kid

This week’s book review comes from Book Boy Junior, aged 10. Title: Chance Of A Lifetime (Izzy Folau series, book #1) Author: David Harding with Izzy Folau Publisher: Random House Australia About the book: This book is about two very different boys in a rugby union rep team. One of them, Sione, doesn’t want to…

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Review: Every Breath

Every Breath by Ellie Marney reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: Every Breath Author: Ellie Marney Publisher: Allen & Unwin About the book James Mycroft is an eccentric genius with a passion for forensics. Rachel Watts has just moved to Melbourne from the country. When Mycroft needs help investigating a murder, Rachel finds herself drawn closer to him and unable to resist him.           What I…

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Review: Super Con-Nerd

Super Con-Nerd by Oliver Phommavanh reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: Super Con-nerd Author: Oliver Phommavanh Publisher: Penguin Books Australia About the book: Connor has passed the entrance exam to the selective high school, where he thinks he will still be top of the class, but he is surprised to find that he is, for the first time ever, struggling with school work. He though he would…

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Review: D-Bot Squad

Book review: D-Bot Squad Dino Hunter reviewed by a kid

This week’s review is brought to you by my brother Book Boy Junior, aged 10. Title: D-Bot Squad: Dino Hunter Author: Mac Park Publisher: Allen & Unwin About the book: This is book one of a new series. A boy named Hunter discovers a secret about the librarian at his school, and about his favourite…

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What I’m reading this school holidays

School holiday reads for teens and tweens

The school holidays are finally here and I can’t wait to get some reading in! I’m going to take a break for the next few weeks, but thought I would leave you with a list of what’s on my To Be Read pile in the holidays. As you will see below, I jump around a…

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My top 10 book reviews in my first year of blogging

The top 10 book reviews from the first year of bookboy.com.au

In just a few weeks I will celebrate my blog’s first birthday! (I hope there will be cake…) I thought I might turn it into a mini festival by mixing up my regular posts with a few lists from my first year of blogging. Today, I’m sharing the top 10 most popular reviews on bookboy.com.au…

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