Posts Tagged ‘Australian author’

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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What I read this month (July 2019)

What I read (July 2019)| bookboy.com.au

The majority of the books on this list are books that I have re-read. This month I was quite busy, as I was involved in a  production of the musical ‘Wicked’. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Simon is a relatively normal sixteen year old with a relatively normal life – that is…

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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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My first published byline!

News: my first published byline! | bookboy.com.au

Before I started my own blog in July 2016, I wrote book reviews for two different websites – one was Creative Kids Tales, and one was Children’s Books Daily. Yesterday, I received in the mail a contributor copy of Raising Readers: How to nurture a child’s love of books by Megan Daley, the award-winning teacher-librarian…

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What I read this month: February 2019

What I read February 2019 | bookboy.com.au

In great news, I’m on track for my #52booksin52weeks challenge, reading another four in February. Again, it was a mix of novels, biography and poetry. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer The classic tale of an idealistic youth who leaves modern society, throws away his worldly possessions, bar what he can fit in his backpack,…

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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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What I read this month (September 2018)

A 14-year-old book blogger shares his reading list for this month

I am cheating a bit here by combining August and September, but I don’t think anyone will mind. Night by Elie Wiesel  This book was confronting, yet beautifully written in its simplicity Adrian Mole and the weapons of mass destruction by Sue Townsend The Other Side of Summer by Emily Gale A bit of a…

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