Posts Tagged ‘Australian author’

What I read this month (July 2018)

Books I read this month | bookboy.com.au

There’s nothing like school holidays to help lift my reading average, and this time I was lucky to spend three weeks travelling in Canada (read: lots of time spent on planes for starters). I hope you might find something here to read next.   Sapiens: A brief history of humankind by Yuval Noah Harari I…

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Review: The 91-Storey Treehouse

The 91-Storey Treehouse reviewed by a kid book blogger

This week’s book review of The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton is brought to you by my 11-year-old brother Book Boy Jr. Title: The 91-Storey Treehouse Author: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Ill.) Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia About the book: The 91-Storey Treehouse is the seventh exciting instalment of the Treehouse series. In…

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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: 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: 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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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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