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The End

The End

Olivia Castang, 9, Valley Stream

January 14, 2020

     The book “The End” is an amazing book and will always have a place in my heart. This book takes place in another dimension, in the sandbox game, Minecraft. In the game and the book The End is a beautiful place full of creatures like: Endermen, Shulkers, and the Ender Dragon (ED for shor...

Her Own Two Feet

Her Own Two Feet

Alicia Tritschler, 10, Valley Stream

January 14, 2020

“Her Own Two Feet” By Rebeka Uwitonze and Meredith Davis is a true story about a girl named Rebeka (yes, one of the authors) who was born with curled and twisted feet.   Rebeka lives in Rwanda, Africa so things are different there than in America. There is a big hole in a wood outhouse that is ...

A Zombie Ate My Homework

A Zombie Ate My Homework

Nathan Kassim, 10, Valley Stream

January 9, 2020

In “Project Z, a Zombie Ate My Homework” By Tommy Greenwald a zombie wakes up in the middle of an alleyway. Then a truck pulls up with two people and they take the zombie to their home and they find out a little more about the zombie. The parents’ son freaks out that a ZOMBIE is living with th...

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

Nathalie Rojas, 10, Valley Stream

January 7, 2020

“Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-proof Death Ray” by Jess Keating and Lissy Marlin is a captivating book! In the beginning of the story, Nickola Tesla, Nikki for short, is in her room with her ferret pointing a death ray at her! Let me take a step back and explain. Nikki is an inventor and loves sc...

Mind-Boggling Animal Puzzles

Mind-Boggling Animal Puzzles

Hassan Raja, 9, Valley Stream

December 30, 2019

"Mind-Boggling Animal Puzzles" by Vicki Whiting, is about animal facts. It contains information about different kinds of animals. It also, has many puzzles and challenges for you to do. I would certainly without any doubt give this book 10/10. This book has different types of ways to learn about an an...

Scorch Dragons

Scorch Dragons

Yoshua Bolante, 9, Valley Stream

December 17, 2019

The book “Scorch Dragons” by Amie Kaufman is one of my favorite books of the year.  This book is appropriate for children ages 8-12 to read but there are some complicated words.  I like this book because it holds my interests and challenges me to understand the vocabulary.  Anders, one of the main characters is a drag...

Guts

Guts

Zoë Weiner, 10, Valley Stream

December 10, 2019

“Guts” is Raina Telegmeier’s latest hit. This graphic novel, the third of her memoirs, takes place when Raina was in fourth and fifth grade. In this book, Raina has stomach troubles. Her mother is sick too, so it’s probably just a bug. However, the troubles continue, even if the doctors say she i...

The Birth Of The First Amendment

The Birth Of The First Amendment

Makenzie McLain, 9, Valley Stream

November 27, 2019

The book, “The Birth Of The First Amendment,” by Donna Griffin and illustrator Gary Varvel is an amazing graphic novel. This book is great for ages 9 and up. This book is both interesting and tells true facts that happened in the past which is what I love the most about it.  I feel like I un...

A Kids Guide To Drawing Cartoon Animals

A Kids Guide To Drawing Cartoon Animals

James Michael Dervin, 9, Valley Stream

November 27, 2019

The book “A Kid’s Guide To Drawing Cartoon Animals,” by Vicki Whiting and illustrated by Jeff Schinkel is my favorite drawing book! I like this book because it has some animals that might be dangerous but it makes them look so friendly. It shows how to draw some of my favorite animals and prob...

Enter The Mine

Enter The Mine

Alexa Joy Kosinski, 11. Valley Stream

October 8, 2019

“Enter The Mine” is a terrific, adventurous graphic novel, written by Pat and Jen. You may also know them by their YouTube channel PopularMMOs and their other book, “A Whole New World”. In “Enter The Mine” there are two kids named Jen and Pat. Pat is always looking for adventure and ha...

Undercover Princess

Undercover Princess

Micaela Viscarra, 10, Valley Stream

July 2, 2019

The book, “Undercover Princess”, by Connie Glynn, is probably my favorite book of this month. It starts off telling the reader everything that we need to know so we don’t get confused. The main character’s name is Lottie Pumpkin. Her mom died, and her dying wish was for Lottie to get into R...

Zach King Mirror Magic

Zach King Mirror Magic

Naomi Castang, 10, Valley Stream

July 2, 2019

“Zack King Mirror Magic” by Zach King was about a kid named Zack. He lived his life like the mediocre child except his family had magical powers. He went to Horace Greeley Middle School every day, made friends and ate lasagna every day. Everyone thought the world would stay that way forever, but it d...

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