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The Lost Frost Girl

The Lost Frost Girl

Micaela Viscarra, 9, Valley Stream

January 30, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“The Lost Frost Girl” by Amy Wilson book is about a girl named Owl who never met her father and doesn’t even know his name.  Owl starts to find frost all over her body. She gets very confused and asked her mother who her father was and says she’s not leaving the room without an answer. ...

Dog Man and Cat Kid

Dog Man and Cat Kid

Patrick Biondolillo, 10, Valley Stream

January 30, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Dog Man and Cat Kid," a  hilarious graphic novel, by Dav Pilkey, is action packed and somewhat deep. I would recommend reading the others before this book, at least the one before this. There are four books in the series. The story starts out with Dog Man being chosen for  a movie, “The Dog Man.” Li...

Funny Kid for President

Funny Kid for President

Ryan Cheng, 9, Valley Stream

January 30, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Funny Kid For President" by Matt Stanton, is a funny and enjoyable book about an election for class president. This book is also the first in a series. Max gets accused of pooping in the storeroom and he runs. His teacher, Mr. Armstrong chases him to the bathroom, where the principal happens to find...

Going Wild #2: Predator vs Prey

Going Wild #2: Predator vs Prey

Kevin Tritschler, 10, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

This week, I read a book called “Going Wild #2: Predator vs. Prey,” by Lisa McMann, and to be honest, it was a strange book. It is the second edition in the series. It starts when a girl named Charlie has a bracelet that gives her animal abilities that she can’t take off. Then, her dad is abducted...

Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic

Diego and  the Rangers of the Vastlantic

Brian Cole, 9, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of Vastlantic,” by Armand Baltazar is a really fun book about a boy named Diego. The book takes place in the 23rd century. In the beginning of the story Diego keeps having the same dream in which City Hall collapses. When he wakes up, he looks at the pictur...

A Very Timely Story

A Very Timely Story

Elijah Rivette, 9, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe [And Put it Back Together Again]," by Ted Sanders is a book I recommend for people who like adventure. Oscar’s neighbor gives him a watch that can stop time. Oscar usually goes to baseball games but, doesn’t really ever participate. He usually gives out...

My Weird School Fast Facts Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets

My Weird School Fast Facts Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets

Ryan Cheng, 9, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"My Weird School Fast Facts: Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets," by Dan Gutman has a hundred million facts about US history. It is a weird book with weirder facts about Native Americans, explorers, wars, presidents, and of course, toilets. AJ and Andrea talk about weird facts. It is very funn...

 Color Me Christmas

 Color Me Christmas

Sara Sierzega, 10, Valley Stream

January 16, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

Color Me Christmas by Mary Engelbreit is a coloring book that includes 10 ornaments, 15 gift tags, and 10 postcards to color in and give to someone special. These pages are made from thick paper so they won’t rip as easily. Through my experience, you can use almost any drawing material, except gel...

Finding The Edge

Finding The Edge

Casey Morton, 9, Valley Stream

January 16, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Finding The Edge," by US National Figure Skating Champion Karen Chen, is the true story of her life. She has always loved ice skating and at a young age she was in a lot of competitions. Karen Chen had a brother named William who also loved ice skating. She had to go to early practices every mo...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney

Anthony Bilello, 10, Valley Stream

January 16, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Getaway by Jeff Kinney is the 12th Diary of a Wimpy Kid series,and it’s a terrific one! The book is about Gregory Heffley and his family going on a family trip to a tropical island during Christmas. It’s Christmas so the Heffley’s are in a large traffic jam. They get t...

Keepers: The Portal and the Veil

Keepers: The Portal and the Veil

Vijay Singh, 9, Valley Stream

January 16, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Keepers: The Portal and the Veil," by Ted Sanders, is a terrific book full of action. It was never slow and never disappointed me. It thrilled me with every single page I turned. Ted Sanders really knows how to write a good book. The story begins when Isabel, a person who is tired of being a Tuner and b...

Monsters Unleashed

Monsters Unleashed

Brandon Flores, 10, Valley Stream

January 6, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

In the book, “Monsters Unleashed,” by Mark Oliver, the main character, Freddie Little is big (despite his name) and that makes him a target for bullies. He gets bullied by your everyday ordinary bullies, and some extraordinary bullies, who are monsters. Here's how it happened: Freddie has a f...

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