Posts Tagged ‘books for boys’

Review: Jasper Jones

Title: Jasper Jones Author: Craig Silvey Publisher: Allen & Unwin About the book: When Charlie Bucktin, a nerdy bookworm of 13, is woken by Jasper Jones, the outcast in their mining town of Corrigan, his whole life changes. When they discover a dead body, Charlie carries the secret like a brick, not daring to tell anyone…

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Review: KidGlovz

Title: KidGlovz Author: Julie Hunt Illustrator: Dale Newman Publisher: Allen & Unwin About the book: In this graphic novel, KidGlovz is a musical prodigy with a gift so precious that he is kept under lock and key by his manager (also his uncle). When a thief helps him to escape, Kid must go on a…

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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: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Title: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Author: J.K.Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne (original story), Jack Thorne (play) Publisher: Little, Brown About the book: Written as a script, this book carries on from the original Harry Potter stories, but 19 years later. Albus Potter, Harry Potter’s son, is struggling, as is Harry. Albus has…

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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: Steve Jobs Insanely Great

Title: Steve Jobs: Insanely Great Author + Illustrator: Jessie Hartland Publisher: Random House About the book: This graphic novel is about the life of the creator of Apple technology, Steve Jobs. I thought that it was really clever putting it into graphic novel format because it makes it easier to understand and it makes a…

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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: The Outsiders

Title: The Outsiders Author: S. E. Hinton Publisher: Puffin Modern Classics About the book: The Socs are the rich kids, the Greasers are from the poor side of town. The Socs’s idea of having a good time is beating up greasers like Ponyboy, who lives with his two brothers. Ponyboy knows what to expect and knows…

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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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