age 14+

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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Review: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

Title: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Author: Mark Haddon Publisher: Vintage Children’s Classics About the book: Christopher is 15 and has Asperger’s Syndrome. He knows a lot about maths and he likes counting and prime numbers. He also hates the colours yellow and brown. When Christopher is on one of his…

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Review: The 5th Wave

Title: The 5th Wave Author: Rick Yancey Publisher: Penguin Books About the book: Sixteen-year-old Cassie is living through an alien invasion. So far there have been four waves of attacks, killing over four billion people. Now she’s on her own, and facing the fifth wave. What I thought: This book sucked me in from the…

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