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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Review: Bro

book review Bro by Helen Chebatte, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: Bro Author: Helen Chebatte Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont About the book: In a school divided into racial gangs, there are three unspoken rules: Stick with your own kind Don’t dob on your mates (or your enemies) Respect the family. But fight clubs, violence and racial prejudice get in the way of these rules. Romeo Makhlouf…

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Review: Thirst

Title: Thirst Author: Lizzie Wilcock Publisher: Scholastic About the book: Fourteen-year-old Karanda Hooke is on her way to her sixth foster home when a crash leaves her stranded in the Central Australian desert with a backpack, a bottle of water and an old picture of her mother. She realises that this could be her escape from…

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Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, reviewed by a kid book blogger.

Title: The Mysterious Benedict Society Author: Trenton Lee Stewart Publisher: The Chicken House About the book: Four children with unusual gifts and talents are called in to do a top-secret mission after completing an elaborate and difficult test, set by the mysterious Mr Benedict. They must infiltrate a prestigious and secluded school to find out…

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Review: The Amateurs

The Amateurs reviewed by a kid book blogger | bookboy.com.au

Title: The Amateurs Author: Sara Shepherd Publisher: Hot Key Books (Allen & Unwin) About the book: It’s been five years since Aerin’s sister disappeared, and a year since she was found dead in the forest near her house. Police have long-since closed the case but her murderer was never caught. Then she meets, via an…

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Review: Friday Barnes Girl Detective

Friday Barnes Girl Detective reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: Friday Barnes: Girl Detective Author: R. A. Spratt Publisher: Random House Australia About the book: When 11-year-old Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to the most exclusive boarding school in the country. Friday is shocked to discover that the school is full of crime. Soon students…

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Review: Escape From Mr Lemoncello’s Library

Escape From Mr Lemoncello's Library, reviewed by a kid

Title: Escape From Mr Lemoncello’s Library Author: Chris Grabenstein Publisher: Yearling (Random House) About the book: Kyle has never loved libraries, but he has always loved boardgames. When he discovers that the world’s most famous game maker has designed the town’s new library, and the winners of an essay contest will get to stay overnight…

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Review: Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny by David Walliams, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Book Boy Jr (aged 10) is back this week to review a very funny book by David Walliams. Title: Gangsta Granny Author: David Walliams Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books About the book: This is a crime novel but with a twist because the criminal is none other than a Granny. Ben finds himself trapped in a world…

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Review: The Yearbook Committee

The Yearbook Committee by Sarah Ayoub, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: The Yearbook Committee Author: Sarah Ayoub Publisher: HarperCollins Australia About the book: Five teenagers from different walks of life are thrown together in their final year of high school to work on the school yearbook. There’s Matty, a loner; Ryan, the school captain; Tammi, the popular girl by association; Charlie, the newcomer; and Gillian,…

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Review: The Doctor

The Doctor by Dr Karl, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: The Doctor Author: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Publisher: Pan Macmillan About the book: Have you ever wondered why alcohol makes you speak louder? Or how to tell which part of a movie the audience is watching – without looking? Well, Dr Karl is your man. This collection of random science facts and questions, answered in…

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