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What to do when your teen is into witchcraft

What to do when your teen is into witchcraft

It can be a bit daunting to discover that your teen is into witchcraft. Visions of pagan dances or even, gulp, human sacrifices spring instantly to mind. Or maybe it's, you know, Harry Potter that witchcraft conjures for you (sacrificial humans? My mind goes to many...

Books for reluctant readers: Review of The Fire Star by AL Tait

Books for reluctant readers: Review of The Fire Star by AL Tait

Harry Potter is surely feeling a little tired by now. He and his mates have been casting spells for longer than most middle schoolers have been alive. It's time for a new kid book obsession and I reckon AL Tait's new Maven & Reeve series might just be it. The...

Book review: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Book review: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

This book review of The Crossover is brought to you by Book Boy Jr (12). Title: The Crossover Author: Kwame Alexander Publisher: Houghton Mifflin About the book: This book is a blend of hip-hop poetry and normal text. It follows the story of JB, a young basketball...

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: JT: The Making Of A Total Legend by Johnathan Thurston

Book review: 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...

Book review: Squidge Dibley Destroys The School by Mick Elliott

Book review: Squidge Dibley Destroys The School by Mick Elliott

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...

Book review: Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire by Nat Amoore

Book review: Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire by Nat Amoore

This book review of Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire 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...

What I read this month (July 2019)

What I read this month (July 2019)

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...

Book review: The New Kid (Unpopular Me) by James O’Loghlin

Book review: The New Kid (Unpopular Me) by James O’Loghlin

This book review of The New Kid 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...

What I read this month: April 2019

What I read this month: April 2019

I'm behind with my #52booksin52weeks challenge, but the school work comes first. I'm not ready to concede defeat just yet! Just two books again this month: While Mortals Sleep by Kurt Vonnegut A collection of previously unpublished short fiction from one of my newer...

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