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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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: Thirst

Title: Thirst Author: Lizzie Wilcock Publisher: Scholastic About the book: Fourteen-year-old Karanda Hooke is on her way to her sixth foster home when a crash leaves her stranded in the Central Australian desert with a backpack, a bottle of water and an old picture of her mother. She realises that this could be her escape from…

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Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, reviewed by a kid book blogger.

Title: The Mysterious Benedict Society Author: Trenton Lee Stewart Publisher: The Chicken House About the book: Four children with unusual gifts and talents are called in to do a top-secret mission after completing an elaborate and difficult test, set by the mysterious Mr Benedict. They must infiltrate a prestigious and secluded school to find out…

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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: Friday Barnes Girl Detective

Friday Barnes Girl Detective reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: Friday Barnes: Girl Detective Author: R. A. Spratt Publisher: Random House Australia About the book: When 11-year-old Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to the most exclusive boarding school in the country. Friday is shocked to discover that the school is full of crime. Soon students…

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Review: Escape From Mr Lemoncello’s Library

Escape From Mr Lemoncello's Library, reviewed by a kid

Title: Escape From Mr Lemoncello’s Library Author: Chris Grabenstein Publisher: Yearling (Random House) About the book: Kyle has never loved libraries, but he has always loved boardgames. When he discovers that the world’s most famous game maker has designed the town’s new library, and the winners of an essay contest will get to stay overnight…

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