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Balance Keepers: The Fires of Calderon

Balance Keepers: The Fires of Calderon

Adrian Sierzega, 11, Valley Stream

January 20, 2015


Filed under Books, Long Island

Are you interested in fantasy? Action? Adventure? If so, you have to get your hands on this book. Eleven year-old Albert Flynn has been sent on a mission to send a letter for his dad. Albert doesn’t know it yet but he has to send a letter to the underworld that will make him a balance keeper. For...

Zombie Chasers Is Crawling With Excitement

Zombie Chasers Is Crawling With Excitement

Ivan Hostiuk, 9, Valley Stream

January 15, 2015


Filed under Books, Long Island

Zombie Chasers: Nothing Left To Ooze by Jack Kloepfer is a great book about a group of people who are trying to save the world. The antidote for being a zombie caused people to re-zombify into zombies. The people fighting the zombies have to track down the sister of the person who knew how to make ...

Ranger In Time: Rescue On The Oregon Trail

Ranger In Time: Rescue On The Oregon Trail

Nicholas Parisi, 10, Valley Stream

January 15, 2015


Filed under Books, Long Island

Ranger In Time Rescue On The Oregon Trail is an amazing book that I would recommend for both kids and adults. Ranger is a time traveling dog who goes to the 1800’s on the Oregon Trail. Sam’s family, including Ma, Pa, Liz, Amelia, Isaac and the newest member Ranger, have a tough time on the Trail . ...

Confessions of a So Called Middle Child

Confessions of a So Called Middle Child

Caraline Scanlon, 9, Valley Stream

January 13, 2015


Filed under Books, Long Island

Maria T. Lennons book, Confessions of a So Called Middle Child is a book for people who love a great laugh out loud book! I would most definitely recommend this book because it’s very funny and sometimes you can even relate to it. The theme of the story is about friends. Confessions of a So Call...

The Magic Thief: Home

The Magic Thief: Home

Nailina Figueroa, 11, Gates

January 11, 2015


Filed under Books, Western New York

Have you ever read a book that pulled you in and didn’t let go? Well I did, recently I have read a book called “The Magic Thief: Home”. In this book there are two cities, Twilight city, and Wellmet city. There are two different magics, the Arihiovar , and Wellmet magic. Arihiovar is new, and very strong. But Wellmet magic is very old, and weak. Almost everyone ...

A Book Out of This World

A Book Out of This World

Ariana Rivers, 10, Rochester

December 16, 2014


Filed under Books, Western New York

Are you interested in space? Aliens? Planets? If you answered yes to any of those, then you'll want to read this new series by John Kloepfer. He wrote the series Zombie Chasers. Now he's back with a new series called Galaxy's Most Wanted. These books are for ages 8 and up. This book is about a group...

Diverse Topics, Mixed Feelings

Diverse Topics, Mixed Feelings

Jonny Miller, 12, Woodmere

November 9, 2014


Filed under Books, Long Island

I had mixed feelings about the book Guys Read True Stories edited by Jon Scieszka. I felt this way mainly due to the fact that it is a collection of short stories by different authors, some of which I appreciated, some I disliked.  This format was new to me, and some of the stories motivated me to research various topi...

Great story, exciting plot

Great story, exciting plot

Jacob C. Weinstein, 10, Endwell

November 3, 2014


Filed under Books, Southern Tier

J.E. Thomson’s The Girl From Felony Bay is a thrilling novel - great for action, realistic fiction, and, of course, mystery fans. It involves chases, fraud, and real-life problems.   Abbey Force’s dad is knocked into a coma after an accident a year ago and, at the same time, is accused ...

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