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Gone to Drift

Gone to Drift

Jia Ru Yang, 10, Valley Stream

April 30, 2019

“Gone to Drift” by Diana McCaulay is about a boy named Lloyd that lives in Kingston, Jamaica. He thinks that his grandfather, Maas Conrad, drifted out to sea. Conrad goes out to the sea and didn’t come back for a couple days and people think he died because people think a human can’t live that...

Cavall in Camelot by Audrey Mackaman

Cavall in Camelot by Audrey Mackaman

Makensie Freeman, Age 11, Lowville

April 23, 2019

Cavall in Camelot is a fantasy book.  So, if you like fantasy then this is a good book for you. This story is about a dog and his bond with King Arthur and what he does for him.  There are mysteries and things they have to figure out. Cavall meets a lot of new friends along his adventures. This boo...

Love Sugar Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits

Love Sugar Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits

Nina Munafo, 10, Valley Stream

April 9, 2019

       “Love Sugar Magic: A Sprinkle of Spirits” by Anna Meriano, is about a young girl named Leonora [Leo for short] who was born into a family of brujas. One morning her friend Caroline comes to her family's bakery, but Leo’s four older sisters tried to hide their family magic from he...

Margot and Mateo Save the World

Margot and Mateo Save the World

Nina Munafo, 10, Valley Stream

April 2, 2019

       “Margot and Mateo Save the World” by Darcy Miller is about two young middle school students named Margot and Mateo. Margot discovers a weird alien creature on Mateo’s back. Margot and Mateo soon find out that the alien is able to control the minds of its victims when it feels th...

A Babysitters Guide to Monster Hunting Beasts and Geeks

A Babysitters Guide to Monster Hunting Beasts and Geeks

Gabriela Gonzalez, 9, Valley Stream

March 28, 2019

In the second book of “A Babysitters Guide to Monster Hunting Beasts and Geeks,” which was written by Joe Ballarini, a girl named Kelly Ferguson joins a babysitting club.  At first she thought that it was just a perfectly normal club where teenagers like to babysit kids. But she was definitely wr...

The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond

The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond

Chris Dang, 11, Valley Stream

March 19, 2019

The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond  by Max Brallier is about a few kids surviving the Monster Apocalypse that struck a few months ago. In the last book (this book is the fourth in the series), Monster Apocalypse survivor Jack Sullivan and his friends discover they are not the last kids on Earth af...

The Turning

The Turning

Giada Simone, 10, Valley Stream

March 12, 2019

The book, “The Turning” by Emily Whitman is a fantasy and adventure book. I really enjoyed the book because I think it’s very fun and interesting. I would recommend this book for someone who likes a story that is kind of an  adventure and a fun story mixed together. I like the story because I ...

Mutant Bunny Island 2, Bad Hare Day

Mutant Bunny Island 2, Bad Hare Day

Ryan Cheng, 10, Valley Stream

February 19, 2019

“Mutant Bunny Island 2, Bad Hare Day,” by Obert Skye is a great book that could stress you out with suspense, while it can also make you roll around with uncontrollable laughter. When Perry is invited back to Bunny Island for the first-ever Carrot Con, he is excited to see his uncle, Zeke, and h...

Funny Kid, Prank Wars by Matt Stanton

Funny Kid, Prank Wars by Matt Stanton

Gwen Smith, 10, Valley Stream

February 19, 2019

 “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

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

     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

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...

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