age 10-12

Review: The Crossover

Book review: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

This review is brought to you by Book Boy Jr (12). Title: The Crossover Author: Kwame Alexander Publisher: Houghton Mifflin About the book: This book is a blend of hip-hop poetry and normal text. It follows the story of JB, a young basketball talent, who is progressing in his sports career when an unfortunate mishap…

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Review: Holes

Book review: Holes by Louis Sachar

This book review is by my little brother Book Boy Jr (12). Title: Holes Author: Louis Sachar Publisher: Bloomsbury About the book: This book follows the story of Stanley Yelnats, who has been cursed by his pig-stealing great-great-grandfather and has been sent to Camp Green Lake where he is doomed to dig holes for eternity.…

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Review: JT: The Making Of A Total Legend

JT: The Making Of A Total Legend by Johnathan Thurston

Title: JT: The Making Of A Total Legend Author: Johnathan Thurston with James Phelps Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books About the book: This is the life story of the rugby league Johnathan Thurston. It follows his younger years and upbringing through to where he is today. The story is written in first-person and includes his ups…

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Review: The New Kid (Unpopular Me)

The New Kid: Unpopular Me by James O'Loghlin

This book review is brought to you by Book Boy Jr, aged 12.   Title: The New Kid (Unpopular Me) Author: James O’Loghlin (ill. Matthew Martin) Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia About the book: This book is about a boy named Sam who moves to Canberra in grade six. He is 11 years old and has…

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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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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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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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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: 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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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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