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Laugh-Out-Loud A+ Jokes for Kids

Laugh-Out-Loud A+ Jokes for Kids

Patrick Biondolillo, 11, Valley Stream

August 14, 2018


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Do you like jokes? Do you like to laugh? Well, Laugh-Out-Loud by Rob Elliott is a perfect book for you! Most of the jokes were funny, some corny, and a few were boring. I enjoyed sharing the jokes with my family, seeing if they could get the jokes, and their reactions to the actual punch lines. This...

Bat and the Waiting Game

Bat and the Waiting Game

Alexa Joy Kosinski, 10, Valley Stream

August 1, 2018


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"Bat and the Waiting Game," by Elana K. Arnold,  is a really cool book. I  recommend reading it. The book is about a boy named Bixby Alexander Tam, nicknamed Bat. Bat's mom and dad are separated. His mom is a veterinarian and Bat wants to be one, too. He finds an orphaned skunk kit and names...

Pixie Piper And The Matter Of The Batter

Pixie Piper And The Matter Of The Batter
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Andy Huang, 11. Valley Stream

July 3, 2018


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“Pixie Piper And The Matter of The Batter” by Annabelle Fisher is the second book in the Pixie Piper book series. After a magical girl called Pixie Piper finds out that she is a direct descendant of Mother Goose. She goes Chuckling Goose Farm with her gosling, Destiny, her best friend Grey, the twins...

Riders of the Realm: Across The Dark Water

Riders of the Realm: Across The Dark Water

Simar Bedi, 11, Valley Stream

July 3, 2018


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“Riders of the Realm: Across the Dark Water” by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez is a book about a young boy named Rahkki Stormrunner, and a wild pegasus mare named Echofrost who was part of a wild herd called Storm Herd. Rahkki is an orphan prince. His mother was killed by Lilliam Whitehall, who is the Queen of ...

The 11:11 Wish

The 11:11 Wish

Micaela Viscarra, 10, Valley Stream

July 3, 2018


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“The 11:11 Wish” by Kim Tomsic is about a girl named Megan who moved to Arizona because her dad got a new job. Megan volunteers at a dog shelter place. Megan really likes dogs. She even has one herself!! Her mom had recently died so Megan was feeling a bit down on her first day of school. She wa...

The Lost Rainforest

The Lost Rainforest

Naomi Castang, 8, Valley Stream

July 3, 2018


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In The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic by Eliot Schrefer a panther named Mez, a monkey named Gogi, a bat named Lima and a frog named Rumi set out on a journey to defeat the Ant Queen and their old friend Auriel. Mez and her friends have irregular powers because they were born on the day of an eclipse. ...

A Pup Called Trouble

A Pup Called Trouble

Brian Cole, 10, Valley Stream

July 3, 2018


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“A Pup Called Trouble,” by Bobbie Pyron is an awesome book about a pup named Trouble! When he was born his young pup eyes were wide open. During the first week he was filled with curiosity, he could smell the scent of spring flowers, the green leaves, and the rich dirt. These things had made him...

Peggy and Hamilton: A Revolutionary Friendship

Peggy and Hamilton: A Revolutionary Friendship

Asha Gajraj, 11, Valley Stream

June 19, 2018


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Do you know Hamilton? Do you know Peggy? If you don’t, you have to read “Peggy and Hamilton: A Revolutionary Friendship.” Peggy Schuyler is the daughter of a Revolutionary War general. Her mother is Dutch, and this book refers to her mother’s Dutch traditions. Peggy is the third oldest a...

Thisby Thestoop

Thisby Thestoop

Kevin Tritschler, 11, Valley Stream

June 12, 2018


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"Thisby Thestoop," by Zac Gorman, is an interesting book! It’s about a girl who is a dungeon keeper and her name is, obviously, Thisby Thestoop. It begins with Thisby checking how many people made it to the dungeon, and surprisingly, one person did (the usual count is zero). Later, when Thisby is as...

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Shalini Manbodh, 11, Valley Stream

June 12, 2018


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“Tom’s Midnight Garden” by Edith is a very interesting and mysterious novel. This novel is about a boy named Tom Long who is spending the summer with his aunt and uncle. Their landlord Mrs. Bartholomew has a grandfather clock in the apartment. When the grandfather clock strikes thirteen times, ...

“Streetcar To Justice” By Amy Hill Hearth

“Streetcar To Justice” By Amy Hill Hearth

Saniaa Harding, 10, Valley Stream

June 12, 2018


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“Street Car To  Justice” by Amy Hill Hearth is an interesting historical biography of Elizabeth Jennings, her life and the important things that happened in it. Elizabeth Jennings was a very strong,woman. As she grew older Elizabeth became very important person and an important part of history...

Bad Kitty – Camp Daze

RyanCheng, 9, Valley Stream

May 23, 2018


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“Bad Kitty – Camp Daze” by Nick Bruel is a hilarious novel about a cat named Kitty who got bonked in the head and went to dog camp. It all starts one day when Kitty is eating Chinese food. When Baby and Puppy come and throw her dish around, Kitty gets hit in the head by it. All of a sudden,...

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