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- author Jackie French

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Announcing: New Junior Reviewer

There's only one thing better than reading a good book and that is, sharing at good book with as many others as you can. That is our mandate here at Kids' Book Review. However an adult's take on what constitutes a great read can vary more than the Melbourne weather so it's a joyful breath of fresh air to hear what kids think.

Enter stage left our Junior Reviewers. Today our cast of eager young book worms grows by not one but two. We are thrilled to welcome a dynamic brother sister team into our Kids' Book family. First out of the worm hole is, Caelan Brown.

Caelan Brown is a soon to be teenager who loves books more than oxygen. If you ever see a child crossing the road while reading and skillfully avoiding obstacles along the way… it is probably him.

Discover more about this entrepreneurial dog-lover from these 12 Curly Questions and be sure to stick around for Jess Brown's (Caelan's sister) 12 Curlies later on this month.


1.Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you.
I’ve broken six bones so far and my favourite drink is a glass of milk!

2. What is your nickname?
K,K and Little B.

3. What is your greatest fear?
Heights!

4. Describe your writing style in ten words.
Crammed with too many ideas!

5. Tell us five positive words that describe you as a writer.
Variety, Passion, Happiness, Cliff Hangers

6. What book character would you be, and why?
Logan Wilde from the Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland because of all the amazing creatures that live in his world.

7. If you could time travel, what year would you go to and why?
France, during the time Van Helsing was supposedly alive.

8. What would your ten-year-old self say to you now?
He would probably look at my room and say, “Wow what a mess!”

9. Who is your greatest influence?
David Attenborough - because I love nature and he tells me interesting facts about the wonderful world we live in.

10. What/who made you start writing?
School and my mother as she is an author.

11. What is your favourite word and why?
Softly as it resembles sneakiness, gentleness and comfort

12. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
The Never Ending Story

Caelan will devour anything - just loves a good story line -regardless of genre. On average he reads at least seven thick chapter books a week. His hobbies are Greek mythology, reading, dogs and time off from school! He runs his own business called Paw Print Services which involves looking after others dogs when they are away and picking poo up from the neighbours lawns! He loves to try new foods, the more exotic the better! When he gets older he would like to be a zoologist or something to do with animals.




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