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The Lost Rainforest

The Lost Rainforest

Naomi Castang, 8, Valley Stream

July 3, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

In The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic by Eliot Schrefer a panther named Mez, a monkey named Gogi, a bat named Lima and a frog named Rumi set out on a journey to defeat the Ant Queen and their old friend Auriel. Mez and her friends have irregular powers because they were born on the day of an eclipse. ...

A Pup Called Trouble

A Pup Called Trouble

Brian Cole, 10, Valley Stream

July 3, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“A Pup Called Trouble,” by Bobbie Pyron is an awesome book about a pup named Trouble! When he was born his young pup eyes were wide open. During the first week he was filled with curiosity, he could smell the scent of spring flowers, the green leaves, and the rich dirt. These things had made him...

Peggy and Hamilton: A Revolutionary Friendship

Peggy and Hamilton: A Revolutionary Friendship

Asha Gajraj, 11, Valley Stream

June 19, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

Do you know Hamilton? Do you know Peggy? If you don’t, you have to read “Peggy and Hamilton: A Revolutionary Friendship.” Peggy Schuyler is the daughter of a Revolutionary War general. Her mother is Dutch, and this book refers to her mother’s Dutch traditions. Peggy is the third oldest a...

Thisby Thestoop

Thisby Thestoop

Kevin Tritschler, 11, Valley Stream

June 12, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Thisby Thestoop," by Zac Gorman, is an interesting book! It’s about a girl who is a dungeon keeper and her name is, obviously, Thisby Thestoop. It begins with Thisby checking how many people made it to the dungeon, and surprisingly, one person did (the usual count is zero). Later, when Thisby is as...

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Shalini Manbodh, 11, Valley Stream

June 12, 2018


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“Tom’s Midnight Garden” by Edith is a very interesting and mysterious novel. This novel is about a boy named Tom Long who is spending the summer with his aunt and uncle. Their landlord Mrs. Bartholomew has a grandfather clock in the apartment. When the grandfather clock strikes thirteen times, ...

“Streetcar To Justice” By Amy Hill Hearth

“Streetcar To Justice” By Amy Hill Hearth

Saniaa Harding, 10, Valley Stream

June 12, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“Street Car To  Justice” by Amy Hill Hearth is an interesting historical biography of Elizabeth Jennings, her life and the important things that happened in it. Elizabeth Jennings was a very strong,woman. As she grew older Elizabeth became very important person and an important part of history...

Bad Kitty – Camp Daze

RyanCheng, 9, Valley Stream

May 23, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“Bad Kitty – Camp Daze” by Nick Bruel is a hilarious novel about a cat named Kitty who got bonked in the head and went to dog camp. It all starts one day when Kitty is eating Chinese food. When Baby and Puppy come and throw her dish around, Kitty gets hit in the head by it. All of a sudden,...

Olga We’re Out of Here

Olga We’re Out of Here

Gabriella Badolato, 11, Lynbrook

May 22, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Olga We’re Getting Out of Here," is the second book in the series by Elise Gravel. The first, very interesting, story was about how Olga met Meh (a weird creature that Olga found in her trash can). The second book gives you a recap of what happened in the first book, but also gives you more facts abou...

Backyard Witch

Backyard Witch

Avani Prabhudesai, 9, Valley Stream

May 15, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Backyard Witch" by Ronald Koertge and Christine Heppermann was a book I’ll never forget! It’s about a girl named Maya who is very excited about her school spelling bee. She has been practicing with her friends, Sadie and Jess for a long time with long words! Finally, the day of the bee come...

Stanley Will Probably Be Fine

Stanley Will Probably Be Fine

Michael Morcos, 10, Valley Stream

May 8, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

The book “Stanley will Probably be Fine,” by Sally J. Pla is about a boy name Stanley Fortinbras who is 12 and has sensory disorders. Stanley’s issues cause him to get scared of lots of things and sometimes he may faint or panic! There is almost nothing good in his life! He has a very terrible...

Mr. Gedrick And Me

Mr. Gedrick And Me

Andy Huang, 11, Valley Stream

May 8, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“Mr. Gedrick and Me,” by Patrick Carman is about a family that is falling apart since the father died last summer. Stanley Darrow, one of three siblings, secretly hires a mysterious and strange manny -- a male nanny -- in an effort to bring the family back together. When Mr. Gedrick, the...

Al Roker’s Extreme Weather and Other Weather Phenomena

Al Roker’s Extreme Weather and Other Weather Phenomena

Nicholas Simone, 10, Valley Stream

May 1, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

If you love weather you’ll love this book. Al Roker is a host and weather anchor of the Today Show. Roker has interviewed celebrities from Lin-Manuel Miranda to President Obama; however, the most important job Rocker has on the show is to update viewers on the weather. Al Roker also informs us...

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