Book reviews by kids

Junior Reviewers Recommend – Joseph’s picks

Joseph is 9 and lives in WA. He loves reading and has been reviewing books for Alphabet Soup since 2011. When he’s not reading, he likes writing, and playing cricket and when he grows up he wants to be an author or a cricket player. This year he has reviewed the Don’t Look Now series, Figaro and Rumba and the Cool Cats, The 39-Storey TreehouseThe Nelly Gang and Maximum Maxx.

Of the books he read in 2013, here are his favourites (they’re not in any order) —

Over 1000 (cover)the baked bean bandit

Over 1000 Fantastic Facts by Miles Kelly

The Baked Bean Bandit by Simon Mitchell

The 39 Storey TreehouseThe Nelly Gang (cover)

The 39-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, illustrated Terry Denton

The Nelly Gang by Stephen Axelsen

too small to failtreasure fever

Too Small to Fail by Morris Gleitzman

Treasure Fever by Andy Griffiths, illustrated Terry Denton

the word spy"The Return of the Word Spy cover"

The Word Spy and The Return of the Word Spy by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated Tohby Riddle

tom gatesthe perplexing pineapple

The Tom Gates series by L Pichon

The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno and Alberta: The  Perplexing Pineapple by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated Terry Denton