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Estranged

Estranged

Jeremy Dang, 9, Valley Stream

January 8, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island

Estranged,” by Ethan M. Aldridge, was a lot of F-U-N!!! In most cases, you “shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover”, but this book is exactly what the cover shows--a great story with great illustrations to go with it! Readers beware--a TWIST has been prepared! In the book, Edmund Carter wa...

Into the Nightfell Wood

Into the Nightfell Wood

Nina Munafo, 9, Valley Stream

January 8, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

In  “Into the Nightfell Wood” by Kristin Bailey, a girl named Wynn and her brother named Elric, go on quite the adventure in order to get to the silver gate so they can start their new lives as the fairy queen’s new children; but, one day Wynn’s chicken, Mildred, runs out of the fairy realm and...

City of Islands

City of Islands

Gabriela Gonzalez, 9, Valley Stream

January 8, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island

In “City of Islands,” by Kali Wallace , a girl named Mara, who works for a woman called The Lady of the Tides, goes on a adventure.  A boy told Mara that he saw a pile of bones in the ocean and he told Mara exactly where the bones were. So Mara went to the spot. When The Lady found out that Mara di...

Time Tracers The Stolen Summers

Time Tracers The Stolen Summers

Brian Cole, 10, Valley Stream

December 18, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

 “Time Tracers The Stolen Summers” by Annabeth Bondor-Stone & Connor White is about a boy named Taj and his summer vacation. On their last day of school, the three friends Taj, Lucas, and Jen are waiting for school to end. They tell each other about their summer vacation plans. The...

The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings

The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings

Matthew Alexandre, 10, Valley Stream

December 18, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“The Lost Books:The Scroll of Kings,” by Sarah Prineas, in my opinion is a good book but the way the author wrote the book is kind of confusing for the ages recommended. If Sarah Prineas made the book a little more predictable then the reader would not have as much of a hard time reading “The L...

Following Baxter

Following Baxter

Casey Morton, 10, Valley Stream

December 18, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“Following Baxter,”  by Barbara Kelly, is a mystery book. “Following Baxter,” is a page turner about a dog named Baxter and a girl named Jordie. Jordie’s parents are divorced and her dad lives in her garage. Jordie,and her family have a new neighbor, Professor Reese. Professor Reese is holdi...

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...

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