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Mr. Gedrick And Me

Mr. Gedrick And Me

Andy Huang, 11, Valley Stream

May 8, 2018

“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

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

“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

 “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

“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

  "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

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

"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...

“TBH, This Is SO Awkward”

“TBH, This Is SO Awkward”

Simar Bedi, 10, Valley Stream

March 13, 2018

“TBH, This Is SO Awkward” By Lisa Greenwald is a novel written in text messages. This book is about three girls named Cecily, Prianka, and Gabby, who are going into sixth grade, and having their first boy-girl party! A new girl, Victoria, keeps trying to become their friend by texting them and makin...

Horses

Horses

Patrick Biondolillo, 10, Valley Stream

February 27, 2018

     Are you interested in science? If you're one for animals, you’ll love “Horses,” by Seymour Simon. Seymour Simon is an award- winning science author, and this book may be small, but he can get you interested in anything.      The book explains the structure, breeds, evolution, and ...

Daniel Coldstar:The Relic War

Daniel Coldstar:The Relic War

Sanjeev Singh, 9, Valley Stream

February 6, 2018

"Daniel Coldstar:The Relic War," is about a boy named Daniel Coldstar who was brainwashed and was sent to a relic mine where he was forced to work for the humanoid races called the Overseers. He escapes with a rhino-like alien and finds a relic that gives him powers like a superhuman. He then esc...

Sisters of Glass

Sisters of Glass

Gwen Smith, 9, Valley Stream

February 6, 2018

"Sisters of Glass," by Naomi Cyprus, is a book about tawams. Tawams are twins. Nalah, one of the twins, lives in New Hadar and the other twin, Halan, lives in the Magi Kingdom. The way to get from one place to another is by saying a few words and writing symbols on a special mirror. Nalah is a Fifth Cl...

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