age 8-10

Review: Danny Best Never Wrong

This week’s book review is brought to you by Book Boy Junior (aged 9). Title: Danny Best: Never Wrong Author: Jen Storer (Illustrated by Mitch Vane) Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books About the book: This book is about a kid named Danny Best and he has lots of crazy adventures with his friends, such as spying on…

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6 books I would give my little brother for Christmas

With Christmas coming, I thought it might be helpful to share some books I think would be good to give as gifts. Book Boy Junior is my nine-year-old brother, and these are some books I think would be good for him, or any other nine-year-old boy. Click the title link to read more about the…

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Review: Artie and The Grime Wave

Title: Artie and The Grime Wave Author and illustrator: Richard Roxburgh Publisher: Allen and Unwin This week I am handing over to Book Boy Junior (9) for the review. About the book: While Artie and his best friend Bumshoe are riding to town to replace Artie’s shoes (which were thrown on a power line), they…

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Review: The 78-Storey Treehouse

Title: The 78-Storey Treehouse Author: Andy Griffiths Illustrator: Terry Denton Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia About the book: Andy and Terry are back at it again in their ‘spectacular 78-storey treehouse’. They’ve added 13 new levels, including an all-ball sports stadium, a combining machine, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. When…

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Review: The Other Christy

Title: The Other Christy Author: Oliver Phommavanh Publisher: Penguin Books Australia About the book: Christy is in a class with another girl called Christie. Christy doesn’t get noticed much whereas the other Christie is popular … and mean. Christy would like for just once to be noticed, and to have a real friend. What I thought: This…

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Review: The Turners

Title: The Turners Author: Mick Elliott Publisher: Lothian Books I’m handing over to Book Boy Junior (aged 9) for this review. About the book: Leo Lennox has an epic problem. You’d think that growing a tail in the middle of the school library would be the worst thing that could happen to you, but Leo is…

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Review: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Tournament at Gorlan

Title: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Tournament at Gorlan Author: John Flanagan Publisher: Penguin Random House About the book: This book is a prequel to the very popular Ranger’s Apprentice series. It is about Crowley as a young ranger who is trying to thwart the plans of the evil Lord Morgarath. He is accompanied by Halt, a…

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Review: My Life And Other Massive Mistakes

Title: My life and other massive mistakes Author: Tristan Bancks Illustrator: Gus Gordon Publisher: Random House Australia About the book: My life and other massive mistakes is a series of short stories, much like the Just series by Andy Griffiths. Tom Weekly is the main character in these stories and some of the hilarious antics he…

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Review: Countdown To Danger: Shockwave

Title: Countdown to Danger: Shockwave Author: Jack Heath Publisher: Scholastic Australia About the book: This is a Choose Your Own Adventure book, part of the Countdown to Danger series. The story begins in a surf camp, and the reader has decisions to make at the end of each chapter. The book is written in second…

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Review: The Impossible Quest

Title: The Impossible Quest series Escape from Wolfhaven Castle Wolves of Witchwood The Beast of Blackmoor Bog The Drowned Kingdom Battle Of The Heroes Author: Kate Forsyth Publisher: Scholastic Australia About the books: ‘The Impossible Quest’ is a series of books about four children, Tom, Elanor, Quinn and Sebastian, who must go on an impossible…

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