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King of the Bench; Kicking and Screaming

King of the Bench; Kicking and Screaming

RyanCheng, 9, Valley Stream

April 24, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“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


Filed under Books, Long Island

 “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...

Macy’s Flower Show

Macy’s Flower Show

Shalini Manbodh, 11, Valley Stream

April 24, 2018


Filed under Articles, Long Island

I recently went to Manhattan to see the Macy’s Flower Show. The ride and the show were really fascinating. On the ride I saw the Statue of Liberty and the Twin Towers. We drove on the Brooklyn Bridge to get there. The Flower Show was awesome. The theme was Once Upon a Springtime. They had beautifu...

The Doldrums and The Helmsley Curse

The Doldrums and The Helmsley Curse

Shalini Manbodh, 11, Valley Stream

April 10, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“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...

Black Panther

Black Panther

Bahrija Radoncic, 10, Valley Stream

April 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

Black Panther is an awesome movie for the whole family! It is humorous and action-packed. If you like adventure, you’ll definitely love Black Panther. Black Panther is about a man named T’Challa who’s father died. His father was the king of Wakanda. Now, T’Challa must follow in his father’s...

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...

Peter Rabbit Movie

Peter Rabbit Movie

Nicholas Simone, 10 Valley Stream

March 27, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

Peter Rabbit is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Even though it may be considered a children’s movie, adults will also enjoy the movie!!! There are some sad parts but for the most part the movie will have you laughing out loud. The beginning is a little sad, but it gives you an understanding...

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...

“TBH, This Is SO Awkward”

“TBH, This Is SO Awkward”

Simar Bedi, 10, Valley Stream

March 13, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“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


Filed under Books, Long Island

     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 ...

Swimming With Manatees

Swimming With Manatees

Alexa Joy Kosinski, 9, Valley Stream

February 13, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Long Island

On my birthday I got to swim with manatees at Crystal River in Florida.! It was was a life changing experience! I wanted to stay there forever because the manatees were so cute!  I had to wake up at 6:00 a.m. There was a parade of manatees! They were so cute!! We saw a baby manatee. The manatees i...

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