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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: Bro

book review Bro by Helen Chebatte, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: Bro Author: Helen Chebatte Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont About the book: In a school divided into racial gangs, there are three unspoken rules: Stick with your own kind Don’t dob on your mates (or your enemies) Respect the family. But fight clubs, violence and racial prejudice get in the way of these rules. Romeo Makhlouf…

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Review: The Amateurs

The Amateurs reviewed by a kid book blogger | bookboy.com.au

Title: The Amateurs Author: Sara Shepherd Publisher: Hot Key Books (Allen & Unwin) About the book: It’s been five years since Aerin’s sister disappeared, and a year since she was found dead in the forest near her house. Police have long-since closed the case but her murderer was never caught. Then she meets, via an…

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Review: The Yearbook Committee

The Yearbook Committee by Sarah Ayoub, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: The Yearbook Committee Author: Sarah Ayoub Publisher: HarperCollins Australia About the book: Five teenagers from different walks of life are thrown together in their final year of high school to work on the school yearbook. There’s Matty, a loner; Ryan, the school captain; Tammi, the popular girl by association; Charlie, the newcomer; and Gillian,…

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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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Review: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

A book review of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by a kid book blogger

Title: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Author: J.K. Rowling Publisher: Little, Brown/Hachette About the book: Newt Scamander is on a trip to America with a case full of magical beasts. When some of the animals from the case escape, it is up to Newt, his non-magical friend Jacob and Tina from the American…

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Review: Paper Towns

Title: Paper Towns Author: John Green Publisher: HarperCollins Australia About the book: Quentin is a nerd in his last year of high school. Nine years ago, he and his friend Margo discovered a dead body together, but since then have drifted apart. Now she is edgy and cool and he is not. When Margo takes Quentin…

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6 books on my Christmas wishlist

With Christmas fast-approaching, it won’t surprise anyone to know that I’m hoping for books this year. Lots of books. As I do every year. These are the six books at the top of my wishlist this year – and, yes, it was hard to narrow it down to just six! • The Invention Of Hugo Cabret…

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Review: Adam Spencer’s Big Book Of Numbers

Title: Adam Spencer’s Big Book Of Numbers Author: Adam Spencer Publisher: Xoum About the book: This book contains all the weird, wonderful and wacky facts about the numbers 1 to 100. It includes quizzes and problems so that you can test your maths skills as you learn. What I thought: I thought this book was…

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