age 10-12

Review: The World’s Worst Children 2

Book review of The World's Worst Children by a kid book blogger

This week’s review is brought to you by my little brother Book Boy Jr (10). Title: The World’s Worst Children 2 Author: David Walliams Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books About the book: This book contains a variety of stories about children with traits such as mischief, hatred and other horrible things. Each story is different in…

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Review: Nevermoor (The Trials Of Morrigan Crow)

A kid's review of Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow

Title: Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow Author: Jessica Townsend Publisher: Hachette Australia I was lucky enough to receive a proof copy of this book from the publisher. About the book  Morrigan Crow is a Cursed Child. Doomed to die on Eventide, everything that goes wrong around her town is blamed on her. When she…

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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: 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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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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Review: Pixel Raiders #1 (Dig World)

Pixel Raiders #1 Dig World reviewed by a kid

Book Boy Junior is back this week with a review of a new book series that gamers will love! Title: Pixel Raiders #1: Dig World Author: Bajo & Hex (ill, Chris Kennett) Publisher: Scholastic Australia About the book: Pixel Raiders #1 is about a young boy named Rip and a young girl named Mei. They…

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Find a new book: what to try next

Find a new book: what to read next | bookboy.com.au - a 13yo book blogger - has some suggested reads for you

I thought I might try something a bit different this week. Sometimes it’s hard to find your next read, so I’ve made a list of related books – if you like the first one, you might like the second one. I’ve linked to reviews where I have them, or the link on each title will…

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Review: The School Of Music

The School Of Music, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: The School Of Music Author: Meurig and Rachel Bowen (illustrated by Daniel Frost) Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions About the book: Have you ever wanted to learn how music works, what the different styles of music are or how to make your own music? Than you should read this book! Set out like an introductory…

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Q&A: Jules Faber, Illustrator

A Q&A with Jules Faber, illustrator of the Weirdo series

This week, I’m doing something a little bit different, and I’m excited to present my first interview! Jules Faber, the illustrator for the bestselling Weirdo series (among other things), was kind enough to agree to be my first victim er, interviewee. What made you get into illustration? “When I was 4 years old, I lived in…

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