age 10-12

My top 10 book reviews in my first year of blogging

The top 10 book reviews from the first year of bookboy.com.au

In just a few weeks I will celebrate my blog’s first birthday! (I hope there will be cake…) I thought I might turn it into a mini festival by mixing up my regular posts with a few lists from my first year of blogging. Today, I’m sharing the top 10 most popular reviews on bookboy.com.au…

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Review: Pixel Raiders #1 (Dig World)

Pixel Raiders #1 Dig World reviewed by a kid

Book Boy Junior is back this week with a review of a new book series that gamers will love! Title: Pixel Raiders #1: Dig World Author: Bajo & Hex (ill, Chris Kennett) Publisher: Scholastic Australia About the book: Pixel Raiders #1 is about a young boy named Rip and a young girl named Mei. They…

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Find a new book: what to try next

Find a new book: what to read next | bookboy.com.au - a 13yo book blogger - has some suggested reads for you

I thought I might try something a bit different this week. Sometimes it’s hard to find your next read, so I’ve made a list of related books – if you like the first one, you might like the second one. I’ve linked to reviews where I have them, or the link on each title will…

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Review: The School Of Music

The School Of Music, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: The School Of Music Author: Meurig and Rachel Bowen (illustrated by Daniel Frost) Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions About the book: Have you ever wanted to learn how music works, what the different styles of music are or how to make your own music? Than you should read this book! Set out like an introductory…

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Q&A: Jules Faber, Illustrator

A Q&A with Jules Faber, illustrator of the Weirdo series

This week, I’m doing something a little bit different, and I’m excited to present my first interview! Jules Faber, the illustrator for the bestselling Weirdo series (among other things), was kind enough to agree to be my first victim er, interviewee. What made you get into illustration? “When I was 4 years old, I lived in…

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Review: Thirst

Title: Thirst Author: Lizzie Wilcock Publisher: Scholastic About the book: Fourteen-year-old Karanda Hooke is on her way to her sixth foster home when a crash leaves her stranded in the Central Australian desert with a backpack, a bottle of water and an old picture of her mother. She realises that this could be her escape from…

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Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, reviewed by a kid book blogger.

Title: The Mysterious Benedict Society Author: Trenton Lee Stewart Publisher: The Chicken House About the book: Four children with unusual gifts and talents are called in to do a top-secret mission after completing an elaborate and difficult test, set by the mysterious Mr Benedict. They must infiltrate a prestigious and secluded school to find out…

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Review: Friday Barnes Girl Detective

Friday Barnes Girl Detective reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: Friday Barnes: Girl Detective Author: R. A. Spratt Publisher: Random House Australia About the book: When 11-year-old Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to the most exclusive boarding school in the country. Friday is shocked to discover that the school is full of crime. Soon students…

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Review: Escape From Mr Lemoncello’s Library

Escape From Mr Lemoncello's Library, reviewed by a kid

Title: Escape From Mr Lemoncello’s Library Author: Chris Grabenstein Publisher: Yearling (Random House) About the book: Kyle has never loved libraries, but he has always loved boardgames. When he discovers that the world’s most famous game maker has designed the town’s new library, and the winners of an essay contest will get to stay overnight…

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Review: The Doctor

The Doctor by Dr Karl, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: The Doctor Author: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Publisher: Pan Macmillan About the book: Have you ever wondered why alcohol makes you speak louder? Or how to tell which part of a movie the audience is watching – without looking? Well, Dr Karl is your man. This collection of random science facts and questions, answered in…

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