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Funny Kid, Prank Wars by Matt Stanton

Funny Kid, Prank Wars by Matt Stanton

Gwen Smith, 10, Valley Stream

February 19, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

 “Funny Kid, Prank Wars,” by Matt Stanton is about a boy, Max who gets into a prank war with his crush, Pips’s twin. Her twin’s name is Tyson. The prank war happens during their school camping trip.         Abby is Max’s enemy. Pip and Abby are friends, and they are afraid that Gunk...

Finding Esme

Finding Esme

Chris Dang, 10, Valley Stream

February 19, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

Finding Esme by Suzanne Crowley is about a girl named Esme who is poor and is living with her brother, grandma, and mom. Ever since her grandpa Paps died, Esme has been lying under his tractor as if she would find him there but instead found a toad she named Bump. Bee, her grandma, keeps yelling ...

Time Castaways

Time Castaways

Nathalie Rojas, 9, Valley Stream

February 12, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island

     In “Time Castaways” written by Liesl Shurtliff, the three Hudson children Matt, Corey, and Ruby go on a wild time traveling adventure!  They accidentally got on a time traveling ship called the Vermillion which can turn into any transportation vehicle in the world. On the ship, they meet...

Come November by Katrin van Dam

Come November by Katrin van Dam

Malachy J Fong, 12, New York City

February 4, 2019


Filed under Books, New York City, Showcase

Come November is a realistic-fiction novel that is one of the most engaging things I have ever read. It's unique in the sense that it features a science fiction conspiracy theorist group, so from the beginning it seems like it may be a sci-fi story. The story centers around Marina ‘Rooney’ Harris, who has a s...

Lock and Key: The Final Step

Lock and Key: The Final Step

Arvind Gajraj, 9, Valley Stream

January 22, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island

In “Lock and Key: The Final Step”, Moria Moriarty tells the story of the solving of a string of deaths including the deaths of her father, coachman and butler. James Moriarty also sets out to find the killer, behind his sister’s back, with a secret organization called the Scowers. They both kn...

Secret Sisters Of The Salty Sea

Secret Sisters Of The Salty Sea

Brianna Ochoa, 10, Valley Stream

January 22, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island

“Secret Sisters Of The Salty Sea,” by Lynne Rae Perkins is a book that is  about two sisters named Alix and Julie going on vacation with their mom and dad.    They go on vacation to a beachy area far away from home. Alix and Julie’s mom and dad decide to rent a cabana owned by an old...

The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic

The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic

Naomi Castang, Age 10, Valley Stream

January 15, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

The book, "The Lost Rainforest,” by Elliot Schrefer was very interesting. This book was interesting because of the events that happen and because the characters had unusual character traits. Two of the main characters were Panther cubs. One was named Mez and her sister who had  a missing foot was na...

Spirit Hunters: The island of Monsters

Spirit Hunters: The island of Monsters

Antonio Leo, 9, Valley Stream

January 15, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Spirit Hunters, Island of Monsters," by Ellen Oh is a book for people who like horror stories. The main character, Harper has ghost friends. But something bad is happening, the ghosts are disappearing. Harper and her grandma encounter a soul eater, the entity that was linked to the disappearing ghosts. ...

Marge in Charge and The Stolen Treasure.

Marge in Charge and The Stolen Treasure.

Sarai Campoverde, 9, Valley Stream

January 15, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island

“Marge in Charge and the Stolen Treasure,” by Isla Fisher is the second book in the Marge in Charge series. However, you don’t have to read the first book to understand the second one. This book is like three little books in one, where two kids go on adventures with their wacky babysitter. In ...

Soldier Dogs; Air Raid Search and Rescue

Soldier Dogs; Air Raid Search and Rescue

Nicholas Vacchiano, 10, Valley Stream

January 15, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island

If you like action, then "Soldier Dogs; Air Raid Search and Rescue," by Marcus Sutter, is a great book for you! It’s about a boy named Matt, who was left by his older brother, Eric, who volunteered to fight the Japanese during World War II. It’s up to Matt to watch over and take care of Eric’...

You Go First

You Go First

Eathan Chen, 10, Valley Stream

January 8, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island

“You Go First,” by Erin Entrada Kelly is about a girl  named Charlotte whose dad needs to get surgery after he had a heart attack and a boy named Ben whose parents are getting divorced. Ben and Charlotte go to different schools, live in different time zones and can’t use cell phones in school. ...

Max Tilt 80 Days or Die

Max Tilt 80 Days or Die

Sean Leon, 10, Valley Stream

January 8, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Max Tilt 80 Days or Die" is the second book in the Max Tilt series written by Peter Lerangis. In it, Max Tilt, and his eighteen year old cousin, Alex who found a tremendous amount of money in book one and are now trying to find a secret formula in order to save their friend Evelyn from cancer. ...

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