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Book review: Holes by Louis Sachar

Book review: Holes by Louis Sachar

This book review of Holes is by my little brother Book Boy Jr (12). Title: Holes Author: Louis Sachar Publisher: Bloomsbury About the book: This book follows the story of Stanley Yelnats, who has been cursed by his pig-stealing great-great-grandfather and has been...

Book review: The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence

Book review: The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence

This book review of The Skeleton Tree is brought to you by Book Boy Jr, aged 11.   Title: The Skeleton Tree Author: Iain Lawrence Publisher: Tundra/Penguin Random House About the book: I got this book during a recent visit to Canada. It was recommended by Sarah...

Book review: D-Bot Squad by Mac Park

Book review: D-Bot Squad by Mac Park

This week's review is brought to you by my brother Book Boy Junior, aged 10. Title: D-Bot Squad: Dino Hunter Author: Mac Park Publisher: Allen & Unwin About the book: This is book one of a new series. A boy named Hunter discovers a secret about the librarian at...

My top 10 book reviews in my first year of blogging

My top 10 book reviews in my first year of blogging

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...

Book review: Pixel Raiders #1 (Dig World) by Bajo & Hex

Book review: Pixel Raiders #1 (Dig World) by Bajo & Hex

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...

Find a new book: what to try next

Find a new book: what to try next

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...

Book review: Thirst by Lizzie Wilcock

Book review: Thirst by Lizzie Wilcock

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...

Book review: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Book review: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

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...

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