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Daniel Coldstar:The Relic War

Daniel Coldstar:The Relic War

Sanjeev Singh, 9, Valley Stream

February 6, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Daniel Coldstar:The Relic War," is about a boy named Daniel Coldstar who was brainwashed and was sent to a relic mine where he was forced to work for the humanoid races called the Overseers. He escapes with a rhino-like alien and finds a relic that gives him powers like a superhuman. He then esc...

Sisters of Glass

Sisters of Glass

Gwen Smith, 9, Valley Stream

February 6, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Sisters of Glass," by Naomi Cyprus, is a book about tawams. Tawams are twins. Nalah, one of the twins, lives in New Hadar and the other twin, Halan, lives in the Magi Kingdom. The way to get from one place to another is by saying a few words and writing symbols on a special mirror. Nalah is a Fifth Cl...

Bring Me the Head of Ivy Pocket Book 3

Bring Me the Head of Ivy Pocket Book 3

Naomi Castang, 9, Valley Stream

February 6, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

 In "Bring Me The Head of Ivy Pocket” by Kaleb Krisp, Ivy Pocket is a half Prosparian from the land of Prospa, and half human girl from our world, who is always running from people. These aren’t normal people though. They are Miss Always, who is an evil Prosparian who has evil minions to hel...

Ryan Quinn and the Lion’s Claw

Ryan Quinn and the Lion’s Claw

Brian Cole, 9, Valley Stream

February 6, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

“Ryan Quinn and the Lions Claw” by Ron McGee is a good book about a boy named Ryan. In the beginning of the book Ryan keeps on daydreaming about his parents and the ERC, an organization that focuses on helping people in different countries by protecting them from bad people and terrible consequences...

The Lost Frost Girl

The Lost Frost Girl

Micaela Viscarra, 9, Valley Stream

January 30, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“The Lost Frost Girl” by Amy Wilson book is about a girl named Owl who never met her father and doesn’t even know his name.  Owl starts to find frost all over her body. She gets very confused and asked her mother who her father was and says she’s not leaving the room without an answer. ...

Dog Man and Cat Kid

Dog Man and Cat Kid

Patrick Biondolillo, 10, Valley Stream

January 30, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Dog Man and Cat Kid," a  hilarious graphic novel, by Dav Pilkey, is action packed and somewhat deep. I would recommend reading the others before this book, at least the one before this. There are four books in the series. The story starts out with Dog Man being chosen for  a movie, “The Dog Man.” Li...

Funny Kid for President

Funny Kid for President

Ryan Cheng, 9, Valley Stream

January 30, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Funny Kid For President" by Matt Stanton, is a funny and enjoyable book about an election for class president. This book is also the first in a series. Max gets accused of pooping in the storeroom and he runs. His teacher, Mr. Armstrong chases him to the bathroom, where the principal happens to find...

Going Wild #2: Predator vs Prey

Going Wild #2: Predator vs Prey

Kevin Tritschler, 10, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

This week, I read a book called “Going Wild #2: Predator vs. Prey,” by Lisa McMann, and to be honest, it was a strange book. It is the second edition in the series. It starts when a girl named Charlie has a bracelet that gives her animal abilities that she can’t take off. Then, her dad is abducted...

Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic

Diego and  the Rangers of the Vastlantic

Brian Cole, 9, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of Vastlantic,” by Armand Baltazar is a really fun book about a boy named Diego. The book takes place in the 23rd century. In the beginning of the story Diego keeps having the same dream in which City Hall collapses. When he wakes up, he looks at the pictur...

A Very Timely Story

A Very Timely Story

Elijah Rivette, 9, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe [And Put it Back Together Again]," by Ted Sanders is a book I recommend for people who like adventure. Oscar’s neighbor gives him a watch that can stop time. Oscar usually goes to baseball games but, doesn’t really ever participate. He usually gives out...

My Weird School Fast Facts Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets

My Weird School Fast Facts Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets

Ryan Cheng, 9, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"My Weird School Fast Facts: Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets," by Dan Gutman has a hundred million facts about US history. It is a weird book with weirder facts about Native Americans, explorers, wars, presidents, and of course, toilets. AJ and Andrea talk about weird facts. It is very funn...

 Color Me Christmas

 Color Me Christmas

Sara Sierzega, 10, Valley Stream

January 16, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

Color Me Christmas by Mary Engelbreit is a coloring book that includes 10 ornaments, 15 gift tags, and 10 postcards to color in and give to someone special. These pages are made from thick paper so they won’t rip as easily. Through my experience, you can use almost any drawing material, except gel...

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