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King of the Bench; Kicking and Screaming

King of the Bench; Kicking and Screaming

RyanCheng, 9, Valley Stream

April 24, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“King of the Bench-Kicking and Screaming” by Steve Moore is the third book in the "King of the Bench"series. By far, it is my favorite one yet. Steve (the main character) loves all sports, and the things that goes around the games like the nice leather smell of a new baseball glove. Well, almost...

A Riddle in Ruby: The Great Unravel

A Riddle in Ruby: The Great Unravel

Vijay Singh, 9, Valley Stream

April 24, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

 “A Riddle in Ruby: The Great Unravel,” by Kent Davis is the third book in its series. It was a really good book, I would say it is exceptional, but it is not what I would necessarily call perfect. There were some things I wish Kent Davis would not include in this book. In the beginning of th...

The Doldrums and The Helmsley Curse

The Doldrums and The Helmsley Curse

Shalini Manbodh, 11, Valley Stream

April 10, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse” by Nicholas Gannon is a great book about a boy named Archer Helmsley. Archer Helmsley has been trying to find his grandparents for two years. His grandparents were adventurers who were said to be stuck on an iceberg for eleven years. This Christmas, Arche...

Action Presidents #1 and Action Presidents #2

Action Presidents #1 and Action Presidents #2

Sanjeev Singh, 9, Valley Stream,

April 10, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

  "Action Presidents#1" by Fred Van Lente was about the life of George Washington and  "Action Presidents#2"  is about the life of Abraham Lincoln. In "Action Presidents #1," George Washington’s dad sent him away from their plantation in Virginia to go to school in Great Britain. George Washington  ret...

The Book of Boy

The Book of Boy

Hannah Wallach, 11, Valley Stream

March 20, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

Rib Tooth Thumb Shin Dust Skull Tomb These are the most important words in all of “The Book of Boy.” This 273 page book by Catherine Gilbert Murdock is simply fantastic, although, it is not simple. A young child named Boy can talk to animals. He is a hunchback. When hi...

Water by Seymour Simon

Water by Seymour Simon

Gabriella Badolato, 10, Lynbrook

March 20, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Water," by Seymour Simon, is a terrific book because it teaches you a lot of information on water! Many people think water is just a simple drink, but that’s not even close to true. This wonderful fun-fact giving book shares fascinating knowledge about this magnificent substance called water. A...

“TBH, This Is SO Awkward”

“TBH, This Is SO Awkward”

Simar Bedi, 10, Valley Stream

March 13, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“TBH, This Is SO Awkward” By Lisa Greenwald is a novel written in text messages. This book is about three girls named Cecily, Prianka, and Gabby, who are going into sixth grade, and having their first boy-girl party! A new girl, Victoria, keeps trying to become their friend by texting them and makin...

Horses

Horses

Patrick Biondolillo, 10, Valley Stream

February 27, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

     Are you interested in science? If you're one for animals, you’ll love “Horses,” by Seymour Simon. Seymour Simon is an award- winning science author, and this book may be small, but he can get you interested in anything.      The book explains the structure, breeds, evolution, and ...

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...

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