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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Review: Pixel Raiders #1 (Dig World)

Pixel Raiders #1 Dig World reviewed by a kid

Book Boy Junior is back this week with a review of a new book series that gamers will love! Title: Pixel Raiders #1: Dig World Author: Bajo & Hex (ill, Chris Kennett) Publisher: Scholastic Australia About the book: Pixel Raiders #1 is about a young boy named Rip and a young girl named Mei. They…

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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: Bear Grylls Adventures (The Desert Challenge)

Bear Grylls adventure books for kids reviewed by a kid book blogger

This week’s review is brought to you by my brother Book Boy Junior (aged 10). Title: Bear Grylls Adventures (The Desert Challenge) Author: Bear Grylls Publisher: Allen & Unwin About the book: This book is about a girl named Sophie who finds a mysterious compass that transports her to a desert where Bear Grylls is waiting…

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Review: The School Of Music

The School Of Music, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: The School Of Music Author: Meurig and Rachel Bowen (illustrated by Daniel Frost) Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions About the book: Have you ever wanted to learn how music works, what the different styles of music are or how to make your own music? Than you should read this book! Set out like an introductory…

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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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Q&A: Zanni Louise, picture book author

Picture book author Zanni Louise interviewed by a kid book blogger

My first interview (with illustrator Jules Faber) went so well that I thought I’d give it another go. This week, I’ve got picture book author Zanni Louise in the hot seat. Her new book Archie And The Bear, illustrated by David Mackintosh, is out now. I thought it would be quite a helpful interview for lots…

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Q&A: Jules Faber, Illustrator

A Q&A with Jules Faber, illustrator of the Weirdo series

This week, I’m doing something a little bit different, and I’m excited to present my first interview! Jules Faber, the illustrator for the bestselling Weirdo series (among other things), was kind enough to agree to be my first victim er, interviewee. What made you get into illustration? “When I was 4 years old, I lived in…

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