age 8-10

Review: Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny by David Walliams, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Book Boy Jr (aged 10) is back this week to review a very funny book by David Walliams. Title: Gangsta Granny Author: David Walliams Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books About the book: This is a crime novel but with a twist because the criminal is none other than a Granny. Ben finds himself trapped in a world…

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Review: The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee

Book Review: The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee reviewed by a kid book blogger | bookboy.com.au

Title: The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee Author: Deborah Abela Publisher: Random House Australia About the book: India Wimple watches The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee on TV every Friday night. When India’s family suggests that she enter, she is nervous and shy, but throughout the course of the Bee she gains confidence, makes new friends and…

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Review: Danny Best Never Wrong

This week’s book review is brought to you by Book Boy Junior (aged 9). Title: Danny Best: Never Wrong Author: Jen Storer (Illustrated by Mitch Vane) Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books About the book: This book is about a kid named Danny Best and he has lots of crazy adventures with his friends, such as spying on…

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6 books I would give my little brother for Christmas

With Christmas coming, I thought it might be helpful to share some books I think would be good to give as gifts. Book Boy Junior is my nine-year-old brother, and these are some books I think would be good for him, or any other nine-year-old boy. Click the title link to read more about the…

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Review: Artie and The Grime Wave

Title: Artie and The Grime Wave Author and illustrator: Richard Roxburgh Publisher: Allen and Unwin This week I am handing over to Book Boy Junior (9) for the review. About the book: While Artie and his best friend Bumshoe are riding to town to replace Artie’s shoes (which were thrown on a power line), they…

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Review: The 78-Storey Treehouse

Title: The 78-Storey Treehouse Author: Andy Griffiths Illustrator: Terry Denton Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia About the book: Andy and Terry are back at it again in their ‘spectacular 78-storey treehouse’. They’ve added 13 new levels, including an all-ball sports stadium, a combining machine, a high-security potato chip storage facility and an open-air movie theatre. When…

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Review: The Other Christy

Title: The Other Christy Author: Oliver Phommavanh Publisher: Penguin Books Australia About the book: Christy is in a class with another girl called Christie. Christy doesn’t get noticed much whereas the other Christie is popular … and mean. Christy would like for just once to be noticed, and to have a real friend. What I thought: This…

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Review: The Turners

Title: The Turners Author: Mick Elliott Publisher: Lothian Books I’m handing over to Book Boy Junior (aged 9) for this review. About the book: Leo Lennox has an epic problem. You’d think that growing a tail in the middle of the school library would be the worst thing that could happen to you, but Leo is…

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Review: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Tournament at Gorlan

Title: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Tournament at Gorlan Author: John Flanagan Publisher: Penguin Random House About the book: This book is a prequel to the very popular Ranger’s Apprentice series. It is about Crowley as a young ranger who is trying to thwart the plans of the evil Lord Morgarath. He is accompanied by Halt, a…

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Review: My Life And Other Massive Mistakes

Title: My life and other massive mistakes Author: Tristan Bancks Illustrator: Gus Gordon Publisher: Random House Australia About the book: My life and other massive mistakes is a series of short stories, much like the Just series by Andy Griffiths. Tom Weekly is the main character in these stories and some of the hilarious antics he…

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