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Bad Kitty – Camp Daze

Ryan Cheng, 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


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"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


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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


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“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...

King of the Bench; Kicking and Screaming

King of the Bench; Kicking and Screaming

Ryan Cheng, 9, Valley Stream

April 24, 2018


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“King of the Bench-Kicking and Screaming” by Steve Moore is the third book in the "King of the Bench"series. By far, it is my favorite one yet. Steve (the main character) loves all sports, and the things that goes around the games like the nice leather smell of a new baseball glove. Well, almost...

A Riddle in Ruby: The Great Unravel

A Riddle in Ruby: The Great Unravel

Vijay Singh, 9, Valley Stream

April 24, 2018


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 “A Riddle in Ruby: The Great Unravel,” by Kent Davis is the third book in its series. It was a really good book, I would say it is exceptional, but it is not what I would necessarily call perfect. There were some things I wish Kent Davis would not include in this book. In the beginning of th...

The Doldrums and The Helmsley Curse

The Doldrums and The Helmsley Curse

Shalini Manbodh, 11, Valley Stream

April 10, 2018


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“The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse” by Nicholas Gannon is a great book about a boy named Archer Helmsley. Archer Helmsley has been trying to find his grandparents for two years. His grandparents were adventurers who were said to be stuck on an iceberg for eleven years. This Christmas, Arche...

Action Presidents #1 and Action Presidents #2

Action Presidents #1 and Action Presidents #2

Sanjeev Singh, 9, Valley Stream,

April 10, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

  "Action Presidents#1" by Fred Van Lente was about the life of George Washington and  "Action Presidents#2"  is about the life of Abraham Lincoln. In "Action Presidents #1," George Washington’s dad sent him away from their plantation in Virginia to go to school in Great Britain. George Washington  ret...

The Book of Boy

The Book of Boy

Hannah Wallach, 11, Valley Stream

March 20, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

Rib Tooth Thumb Shin Dust Skull Tomb These are the most important words in all of “The Book of Boy.” This 273 page book by Catherine Gilbert Murdock is simply fantastic, although, it is not simple. A young child named Boy can talk to animals. He is a hunchback. When hi...

Water by Seymour Simon

Water by Seymour Simon

Gabriella Badolato, 10, Lynbrook

March 20, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Water," by Seymour Simon, is a terrific book because it teaches you a lot of information on water! Many people think water is just a simple drink, but that’s not even close to true. This wonderful fun-fact giving book shares fascinating knowledge about this magnificent substance called water. A...

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