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 Color Me Christmas

 Color Me Christmas

Sara Sierzega, 10, Valley Stream

January 16, 2018

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

"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

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

"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

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...

Confidentially Yours

Confidentially Yours

Chelsea Fraser, 10, Valley Stream

January 6, 2018

 “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

“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

“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

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

‘’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

     “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

“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...

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