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Zach King: The Magical Mix-up

Zach King: The Magical Mix-up

Micaela Viscarra, 10, Valley Stream

December 18, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

In the book, “Zach King: The Magical Mix-up”, by magician Zach King, we find out right away that Zach, the young character in the book, broke his magical item that allowed him to perform magic. He’s bummed out because he missed doing magic. His whole family still had their magic items. Zach...

The Land of Yesterday

The Land of Yesterday

Gwen Smith, 10, Valley Stream

December 13, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

The book, “The Land Of Yesterday,” by K.A. Reynolds is about Cecelia and her brother, Celadon. One day, Cecelia decides to go surfing on her staircase railing. She breaks the railing and promises her house, Widdendream that if it doesn’t fix itself, she will. But, she forgets. Her brothe...

Nightbooks by J. A. White

Nightbooks by J. A. White

Makensie Freeman, Age 10, Lowville

December 7, 2018


Filed under Books, Northern New York

If you like scary stories you will like Nightbooks. This book is about a boy who likes to write scary stories. The boy, named Alex, lives in an apartment with his family in New York City. He writes his stories in notebooks that he calls his nightbooks. On night he decides to get rid of his nightb...

Funny Kid: Stand Up!

Funny Kid: Stand Up!

Ryan Cheng, 10, Valley Stream

December 7, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Funny Kid Stand Up" is a hilarious book by Matt Stanton, and the second in the "Funny Kid" series. If you haven't yet, check out my first review on the first "Funny Kid" book, for president, where he runs for president. Now, Max, (the main character) decides to play a prank on their new teacher...

Amelia Bedelia Digs In

Amelia Bedelia Digs In

Alexa Joy Kosinski, 10, Valley Stream

November 4, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Amelia Bedelia Digs In,"  by Herman Perish,  is an awesome adventure book!   "Amelia Bedelia" is a funny series. Amelia makes me laugh when, when she takes idioms seriously.  She also has a dog named Finally. In  "Amelia Bedelia Digs In"   Amelia visits her cousin, Jason, her Aunt Mary and...

“R.L. Stine Presents Scream and Scream Again!”

“R.L. Stine Presents Scream and Scream Again!”

Samantha Freeman, 12, Lowville

November 4, 2018


Filed under Books, Northern New York, Showcase

“R.L.Stine Presents Scream and Scream Again!” by Mystery Writers of America is actually many short stories written by different authors. I liked this book because some of the stories had a scary twist at the end of the book, while others were funny. One of my favorite stories of the whole book...

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game

Micaela Viscarra, 10, Valley Stream

September 4, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“The Magnificent Mya Tibbs:The Wall of Fame Game” by Crystal Allen is a story about a girl named Mya with two big problems. In the beginning, Her family is about to go to an open house at her school. Mya is all ready with her cowgirl boots, outfit, and hat. She is walking into her living room so...

Laugh-Out-Loud A+ Jokes for Kids

Laugh-Out-Loud A+ Jokes for Kids

Patrick Biondolillo, 11, Valley Stream

August 14, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

Do you like jokes? Do you like to laugh? Well, Laugh-Out-Loud by Rob Elliott is a perfect book for you! Most of the jokes were funny, some corny, and a few were boring. I enjoyed sharing the jokes with my family, seeing if they could get the jokes, and their reactions to the actual punch lines. This...

Bat and the Waiting Game

Bat and the Waiting Game

Alexa Joy Kosinski, 10, Valley Stream

August 1, 2018


Filed under Books

"Bat and the Waiting Game," by Elana K. Arnold,  is a really cool book. I  recommend reading it. The book is about a boy named Bixby Alexander Tam, nicknamed Bat. Bat's mom and dad are separated. His mom is a veterinarian and Bat wants to be one, too. He finds an orphaned skunk kit and names...

Pixie Piper And The Matter Of The Batter

Pixie Piper And The Matter Of The Batter
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Andy Huang, 11. Valley Stream

July 3, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“Pixie Piper And The Matter of The Batter” by Annabelle Fisher is the second book in the Pixie Piper book series. After a magical girl called Pixie Piper finds out that she is a direct descendant of Mother Goose. She goes Chuckling Goose Farm with her gosling, Destiny, her best friend Grey, the twins...

Riders of the Realm: Across The Dark Water

Riders of the Realm: Across The Dark Water

Simar Bedi, 11, Valley Stream

July 3, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“Riders of the Realm: Across the Dark Water” by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez is a book about a young boy named Rahkki Stormrunner, and a wild pegasus mare named Echofrost who was part of a wild herd called Storm Herd. Rahkki is an orphan prince. His mother was killed by Lilliam Whitehall, who is the Queen of ...

The 11:11 Wish

The 11:11 Wish

Micaela Viscarra, 10, Valley Stream

July 3, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“The 11:11 Wish” by Kim Tomsic is about a girl named Megan who moved to Arizona because her dad got a new job. Megan volunteers at a dog shelter place. Megan really likes dogs. She even has one herself!! Her mom had recently died so Megan was feeling a bit down on her first day of school. She wa...

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