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The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic

The Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic

Naomi Castang, Age 10, Valley Stream

January 15, 2019

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

"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

“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

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

“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

"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. ...

Estranged

Estranged

Jeremy Dang, 9, Valley Stream

January 8, 2019

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

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

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

 “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

“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

“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...

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