Posts Tagged ‘books for boys’

That one time I was quoted in a speech

Quoted in the Colin Simpson Memorial Lecture | bookboy.com.au

It’s not every day that you get quoted in a speech, so I thought I’d share it with you all. On Saturday, 3 November, Australian author Jacqueline Harvey delivered the 2018 Australian Society of Authors’ Colin Simpson Memorial Lecture in Sydney. In her speech, titled ‘Gender, Gatekeepers and Good Fun: The Current State of Play…

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Review: Natural Born Loser

Kid review of Natural Born Loser by Oliver Phommavanh | bookboy.com.au

This book review is brought to you by my brother Book Boy Jr (11). Title: Natural Born Leader Loser Author: Oliver Phommavanh Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia About the book: This book is about a kid named Raymond, a natural born follower, who is selected as a prefect in a crazy school. The story follows him…

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What I read this month (September 2018)

A 14-year-old book blogger shares his reading list for this month

I am cheating a bit here by combining August and September, but I don’t think anyone will mind. Night by Elie Wiesel  This book was confronting, yet beautifully written in its simplicity Adrian Mole and the weapons of mass destruction by Sue Townsend The Other Side of Summer by Emily Gale  A bit of a…

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Review: The Skeleton Tree

The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence reviewed by a kid book blogger | bookboy.com.au

This book review of The Skeleton Tree is brought to you by Book Boy Jr, aged 11.   Title: The Skeleton Tree Author: Iain Lawrence Publisher: Tundra/Penguin Random House About the book: I got this book during a recent visit to Canada. It was recommended by Sarah at Kidsbooks, Vancouver, but you can also buy it…

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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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My blog turns two! What I read this month

What I read this month | bookboy.com.au

It’s hard to believe but my blog is now two years old! You might have noticed that reviews have been few and far between of late, and that’s partly because I’ve been focused on my music, partly due to school, and partly due to helping out with the #LoveOzYA blog in my role as a…

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Review: The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas reviewed by a 14yo blogger

Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Publisher: Walker Books About the book: Starr, 16, lives in two worlds: the rich high school where she attends school, and the poor neighbourhood where she was raised. When she is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her best friend, the two worlds collide, and…

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Review: Wonder

'Wonder' by R.J. Palacio reviewed by an 11-year-old boy | Book Boy

This week’s review is brought to you by my little brother Book Boy Jr (aged 11). Title: Wonder Author: R.J. Palacio Publisher: Random House Children’s Publishers UK/ Penguin Books Australia About the book: Wonder is a book about a boy named August Pullman who was born with a facial abnormality that makes him look different. This…

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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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