age 12+

Review: Nevermoor (The Trials Of Morrigan Crow)

A kid's review of Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow

Title: Nevermoor: The Trials Of Morrigan Crow Author: Jessica Townsend Publisher: Hachette Australia I was lucky enough to receive a proof copy of this book from the publisher. About the book  Morrigan Crow is a Cursed Child. Doomed to die on Eventide, everything that goes wrong around her town is blamed on her. When she…

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3 great podcasts I love to listen to

3 podcasts I love to listen to (that your kids might love to)

I’ve discovered podcasts this year and often listen to one on the way home from school on the bus. These three podcasts are my favourites so far. 1. Dear Hank and John. This weekly podcast is marketed as a ‘comedy podcast about death’, and author John Green and his brother Hank sure deliver a podcast…

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5 books ‘for girls’ that boys might like

5 books for girls that boys might like. A list from kid book blogger Book Boy | bookboy.com.au

Whenever I write a book review where the main character is a girl, I get emails or comments about the fact that I’m a boy reading ‘books for girls’. I don’t really think of it like that. To me, a good book is a good book. Anyway, here’s a little round-up of some of those…

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What I’m reading this school holidays

School holiday reads for teens and tweens

The school holidays are finally here and I can’t wait to get some reading in! I’m going to take a break for the next few weeks, but thought I would leave you with a list of what’s on my To Be Read pile in the holidays. As you will see below, I jump around a…

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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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Two great writing books I read this week

Two great books about writing, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Recently I’ve been writing a bit more of my own stuff, mostly short stories. When I found these books on my mum’s shelf, I decided to have a look at them to see if they could help me, and, unsurprisingly, they did! • On Writing by Stephen King Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton This is the first book…

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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: Assassin’s Creed: A Walk Through History (1189-1868)

Assassin's Creed book reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: Assassin’s Creed: A Walk Through History (1189-1868) Author: Rick Barba Publisher: Scholastic About the book: Have you ever wanted to know what life was like in the time of the Crusades or the Italian Renaissance? Filled with fun facts, historical artefacts, snapshots of important dates and people, then this book is for you. Based…

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Review: 50 Shades Of Grey Matter

50 Shades Of Grey Matter by Dr Karl, reviewed by a kid.

Title: 50 Shades Of Grey Matter Author: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia About the book: Have you ever wondered why it is dark at night? Have you ever walked into a room and immediately forgotten why you are there? Well this book holds the answers. Learn about the wonderful ways of science and…

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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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