Posts by Book Boy

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: 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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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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Adventures in music #3: My first EP!

Joe Visser Ep No. 1 cover

Yesterday, I received CD copies of my first EP. It’s called ‘Joe Visser, EP No. 1’ and features six original songs. ‘Playing With Fire, one of the songs on the CD, was recently shortlisted for an ACMF National Songwriting Award. I didn’t win this year, but I was very excited to have made the finals.…

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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: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

Book review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: Turtles All The Way Down Author: John Green Publisher: Penguin Books Australia About the book:¬†Aza Holmes is a 16-year-old teenager diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. She often goes into what she calls ‘thought spirals’, times when she can only think of one thing, and cannot stop thinking about it. When her best friend’s father goes…

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Adventures in music: Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

This is my first year performing as a singer/songwriter, so I’m going to post occasionally about some of my gigs. If you’d like to see more regular news and updates about my music, I have a new Facebook page, so come and say hi! On the 21st of October, I performed at the Kangaroo Valley…

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Review: The World’s Worst Children 2

Book review of The World's Worst Children by a kid book blogger

This week’s review is brought to you by my little brother Book Boy Jr (10). Title: The World’s Worst Children 2 Author: David Walliams Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books About the book: This book contains a variety of stories about children with traits such as mischief, hatred and other horrible things. Each story is different in…

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