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Twintution: Double Dare

Twintution: Double Dare

Asha Gajraj, 10, Valley Stream

November 7, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

Cassie and Caitlyn are twins. Not just ordinary 12-year-old kids: These two girls have the ability to see the future. This may sound awesome, but actually, it’s really scary. When Cassie or Caitlyn touch another person, they see a vision. When their grandmother, (who they hadn’t seen before,)...

A Dog like Daisy

A Dog like Daisy

Hannah Wallach, 10, Valley Stream

November 7, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

A Dog like Daisy, by Kristin O‘Donnell Tubb, is a really good book about a dog named Daisy. She is a pitbull mix with a torn ear, a torn ear with memories of a bad past. Parts of her life are told throughout the story. Daisy is at a kill shelter where each dog gets only fourteen days to get adopted. I...

“Planet Jupiter”

“Planet Jupiter”

Samantha Freeman, 11, Lowville

October 31, 2017


Filed under Books, Northern New York

“Planet Jupiter” by Jane Kurtz is a book about adventure! If you love adventure then you’ll love this book! The main characters are Jupiter, Edith, and Jupiter’s mom. Jupiter has a brother named Orion. Orion goes to work at a café and mails the family money since they are poor. Originally, it...

Review of Hero Hurricane Rescue

Review of Hero Hurricane Rescue

Kristina Fisher, 10, Webster

October 3, 2017


Filed under Books, Western New York

"Hero Hurricane Rescue," by Jennifer Li Shotz, is a very sad, breathtaking and adventurous book. If you like to read about friendship adventures and how dogs can help humans in many different ways, then this is definitely the book for you. This book reaches deep into the heart and takes you thro...

The Trials of Apollo The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

The Trials of Apollo The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

Sean Michalek, 11, Clifton Park

October 3, 2017


Filed under Books, Showcase

“The Dark Prophecy” by Rick Riordan is the 2nd book that tells the story of the god Apollo who has been turned into a mortal by his father Zeus.  Zeus blames Apollo for a war that happened before the first book "The Hidden Oracle." Apollo is heading to Indianapolis on his dragon Festus with his ...

Mrs. Master is a Disaster! by Dan Gutman

Mrs. Master is a Disaster! by Dan Gutman

Makensie Freeman, 9, Lowville

August 15, 2017


Filed under Books, Northern New York

"Mrs. Master is a Disaster!" by Dan Gutman sounds like the book might be a disaster but it is a great book. This book is number eight in a series about "My Weirdest School." It is about a whole class that wants to try to make a lot of money. They just want to be billionaires. So, they create a toilet...

Bad Ideas make for a good read

Bad Ideas make for a good read

Alyssa Gonzalez, 10, Valley Stream

August 2, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

"The Summer of Bad Ideas," by Kiera Stewart, is about a girl named Edie and her cousin Rae.   They meet each other because their grandmother, Petunia, died and Edie's parents and Rae's dad has to clean out her house.   Edie and Rae have to sleep in an old, untidy and dust covered room upstairs. They...

The Flashback Four: The Titanic Mission

The Flashback Four: The Titanic Mission

Cliff Cadet, 10, Valley Stream

June 19, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Flashback Four: Titanic Mission" by Dan Gutman, is about how four teens,  Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel, go back in time to snap pictures of historical things. One time they went to get a picture of Abraham Lincoln announcing the Gettysburg Address! This time, they are trying to snap a picture...

Ronit and Jamil

Ronit and Jamil

Asha Gajraj, 10, Valley Stream

June 19, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

Do you know the love story of "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare? Well, “Ronit and Jamil” is a love story by Pamela L. Lastin about two teenagers in different areas in a war. Ronit is an Israeli girl and Jamil is a Palestinian boy. Once their fathers have business together, Ronit and ...

Bridget Wilder Spy in Training

Bridget Wilder Spy in Training

Gabriella Badolato, 10, Lynbrook

June 13, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

In "Bridget Wilder, Spy in Training" by Jonathan Bernstein, Bridget still has doubts about her spying, but she believes that she is one. She starts to get braver and tries to have more courage. She continues to help her organization until she realizes that she was working for a fake, bad spy and finds...

Stick Cat: Cats in the City

Stick Cat: Cats in the City

Andy Huang, 10, Valley Stream

June 13, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

If you enjoyed “Stick Cat-Tail of Two Kitties”, by Tom Watson then you would also enjoy “Stick Cat-Cats in the City”. In this book Eddie invites Stick Cat to her apartment, which is right next to Stick Cat’s apartment. First Eddie shows Stick Cat the kitchen. Stick Cat is shocked to find...

Hello Universe

Hello Universe

Chelsea Fraser, 10, Valley Stream

June 6, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Hello Universe" is an outstanding story by Erin Entrada Kelly. The main character, Virgil Salinas is often bullied. His only companions are his grandmother Lola, his hamster Gulliver, and his physic, Kaori Tanaka. One day Virgil has an appointment with Kaori and he talks about his crush, Valencia...

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