age 14+

Big news: I’m joining the #LoveOzYA committee

Teen blogger Book Boy joins the #LoveOzYA committee | bookboy.com.au

I’m really excited to share the news that I’ve joined the #LoveOzYA committee as its first teen member. #LoveOzYA is a movement aimed at promoting YA fiction by Australian authors to Australian readers. You can find out more about #LoveOzYA here. The committee is a group of volunteers who do their best to help spread…

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Review: A Study In Charlotte

A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro reviewed by a teen book blogger

Title: A Study In Charlotte Author: Brittany Cavallaro Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins Publishers) About the book: When Jamie Watson, descendant of Dr. Watson, moves to a school in America on a rugby scholarship, he doesn’t expect to run into Charlotte Holmes, descendant of Sherlock Holmes, and he certainly doesn’t expect to be accused of…

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Review: Karl, The Universe And Everything

A kid book blogger review of Karl, The Universe And Everything by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Title: Karl, The Universe And Everything Author: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia About the book: Why do books smell like books? Why are some people always late? What causes earworms? If you have ever wanted to know the answer to any of these questions, the science behind these questions, and many more is…

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12 books on my Christmas wishlist

12 books on my Christmas wishlist | bookboy.com.au

It’s that time of year again! I love Christmas because I usually get a whole new stack of books to read. It’s never easy making a wishlist, but I’ve narrowed it down to eight fiction and four non-fiction books this year. Santa, take note… One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus I’ve read…

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Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

Book review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: Turtles All The Way Down Author: John Green Publisher: Penguin Books Australia About the book: Aza Holmes is a 16-year-old teenager diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. She often goes into what she calls ‘thought spirals’, times when she can only think of one thing, and cannot stop thinking about it. When her best friend’s father goes…

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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: 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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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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