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Confidentially Yours

Confidentially Yours

Chelsea Fraser, 10, Valley Stream

January 6, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

 “Confidentially Yours Vanessa’s Design Dilemma” is an extremely intriguing book by Jo Whittemore about two middle school students, Katie Kestler and Vanessa Jackson, who come up with their own fashion company, KV Fashions. Katie and Vanessa plan to host a fashion show at school to displ...

Dirt

Dirt

Alexa Joy Kosinski, 9, Valley Stream

January 6, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“Dirt,” by Denise Gosliner is an adventurous book. Yonder is the main character and her mother died when she was young. After Yonder’s mother died she never talked again. Her father is always drinking; and she has a hard life. Yonder goes to Robert Frost Middle school. She is teased and...

Stick Cat:Two Catch A Thief

Stick Cat:Two Catch A Thief

Johnathan Greene, 10, Valley Stream

January 6, 2018


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“Stick Cat:Two Catch a Thief,” starts off with it just being a regular day when Edith comes to see Stick Cat through a hole in the bathroom (Edith lives in the next apartment over from Stick Cat). They are just about to take a nap when they hear a loud thud above them. Edith is ridiculous and t...

“Lock And Key- The Downward Spiral”

“Lock And Key- The Downward Spiral”

Andy Huang, 10, Valley Stream

December 19, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

Do you like mysteries? If you do, then this book is for you. As the second book in the series, “Lock And Key- The Downward Spiral” by Ridley Pearson, this book is brimming with mysteries. In the beginning of the book, James and his little sister, Moira, are at Baskerville Academy. Moria is in ...

King of the Bench

King of the Bench

Michael Morcos, 10, Valley Stream

December 19, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

‘’King of the Bench,’’ by Steve Moore is about a kid named Steve who is a benchwarmer. He never gets on the field in sports unless they are losing 0 to 100.   But then Steve is pressured to join the school tackle football team  by Jimmy, a BJOC--Big Jock on Campus! First of all, Steve h...

Olga and the Smelly Thing From Nowhere

Olga and the Smelly Thing From Nowhere

Gabriella Badolato, 10, Lynbrook

December 19, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

     “Olga and the Smelly Thing From Nowhere” by Elise Gravel is a hilarious book.       Olga is a shy girl who lives a boring life. She has two extremely annoying, bratty and rude neighbors. They were always so mean to her, even when they were two years old. Their names are Shalala a...

Mutant Bunny Island

Mutant Bunny Island

Ryan Cheng, 9, Valley Stream

December 12, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

“Mutant Bunny Island,” by Obert Skye and illustrated by Edward Vieira is a very interesting book that will have you laughing from Chapter 1 to the end. Perry Owens is a ten-year old boy who does not like adventure or getting out of his room in Ohio. He’d prefer watching his computer or reading...

Spirit Hunters

Spirit Hunters

Ariel Navarro, 10, Valley Stream

December 5, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

In the book, "Spirit Hunters" by Ellen Oh, Harper has just moved from her house in New Jersey to her new house in Washington D.C with her mom, dad, sister Kelly, and her brother Michael. Harper is very angry with her mom for buying this house and making her move away. Harper finds her house creepy in a...

Stick Dog Craves Candy

Stick Dog Craves Candy

Hannah Wallach, 10, Valley Stream

December 5, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Stick Dog Craves Candy," by Tom Watson, is a spectacular book with lots of laughs. Stick Dog is back! He and the gang are ready to eat, but now, there are no hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, doughnuts, or spaghetti. Nothing is near Stick Dog’s friend’s  favorite garbage pail. Nothing...

Max Tilt: Fire The Depths

Max Tilt: Fire The Depths

Simar Bedi, 10, Valley Stream

December 5, 2017


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"Max Tilt: Fire The Depths," by Peter Lerangis, is a breathtaking adventure book. Max Tilt and his cousin, Alex Verne, are great great grandchildren of the famous author, Jules Verne, who wrote "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth." Max’s mom is ver...

The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library

The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library

Asha Gajraj, 10

November 28, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

Are you a reading bug? Do you savor every book you read? Well if you do, you will love "The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library," by Linda Bailey. Picture this: There is a tiny green bug named Eddie. Eddie lives in the Ferny Creek School. He loves reading, just like his Aunt Min and his grandpa. ...

The Supernormal Sleuthing Service

The Supernormal Sleuthing Service

Patrick Biondolillo, Valley Stream, 10

November 28, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

The "Supernormal Sleuthing Service, The Lost Legacy" is a 405-page book by Gwenda Bond and Christopher Rowe. I love long books, so that was just a privilege to me. Stephen, the main character, is originally from Chicago.  He has moved to New York so his father can take over his grandmother's job,...

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