age 8-10

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: Squidge Dibley Destroys The School

Book review: Squidge Dibley destroys the school by Mick Elliott | bookboy.com.au

This review is brought to you by my brother Book Boy Jr (12.) Title: Squidge Dibley Author: Mick Elliott Publisher: Hachette Australia About the book: This book is about a grade-six boy whose world is turned upside down when a new teacher arrives – and a new student called Squidge Dibley causes mayhem in the…

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Review: Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire

Book review: Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire | bookboy.com.au

This review is brought to you by my brother Book Boy Jr (aged 12). Title: Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire Author: Nat Amoore Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia About the book This is the tale of a young girl who sets out to be the best business woman ever and to get rich. With the…

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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 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: 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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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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