Posts Tagged ‘funny books for kids’

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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Review: Super Con-Nerd

Super Con-Nerd by Oliver Phommavanh reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: Super Con-nerd Author: Oliver Phommavanh Publisher: Penguin Books Australia About the book: Connor has passed the entrance exam to the selective high school, where he thinks he will still be top of the class, but he is surprised to find that he is, for the first time ever, struggling with school work. He though he would…

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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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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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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: 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: 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 Doctor

The Doctor by Dr Karl, reviewed by a kid book blogger

Title: The Doctor Author: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Publisher: Pan Macmillan About the book: Have you ever wondered why alcohol makes you speak louder? Or how to tell which part of a movie the audience is watching – without looking? Well, Dr Karl is your man. This collection of random science facts and questions, answered in…

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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: Wordburger

Title: Wordburger: How to be a champion puzzler in 20 quick bites Author: David Astle Publisher: Allen & Unwin About the book: This book is about the English language. It teaches you how to understand and solve cryptic crosswords, and how to think outside the square when it comes to English. What I thought: I really loved this…

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