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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...

Daniel Coldstar:The Relic War

Daniel Coldstar:The Relic War

Sanjeev Singh, 9, Valley Stream

February 6, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"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


Filed under Books, Long Island

"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...

Bring Me the Head of Ivy Pocket Book 3

Bring Me the Head of Ivy Pocket Book 3

Naomi Castang, 9, Valley Stream

February 6, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

 In "Bring Me The Head of Ivy Pocket” by Kaleb Krisp, Ivy Pocket is a half Prosparian from the land of Prospa, and half human girl from our world, who is always running from people. These aren’t normal people though. They are Miss Always, who is an evil Prosparian who has evil minions to hel...

Ryan Quinn and the Lion’s Claw

Ryan Quinn and the Lion’s Claw

Brian Cole, 9, Valley Stream

February 6, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

“Ryan Quinn and the Lions Claw” by Ron McGee is a good book about a boy named Ryan. In the beginning of the book Ryan keeps on daydreaming about his parents and the ERC, an organization that focuses on helping people in different countries by protecting them from bad people and terrible consequences...

The Lost Frost Girl

The Lost Frost Girl

Micaela Viscarra, 9, Valley Stream

January 30, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“The Lost Frost Girl” by Amy Wilson book is about a girl named Owl who never met her father and doesn’t even know his name.  Owl starts to find frost all over her body. She gets very confused and asked her mother who her father was and says she’s not leaving the room without an answer. ...

Dog Man and Cat Kid

Dog Man and Cat Kid

Patrick Biondolillo, 10, Valley Stream

January 30, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Dog Man and Cat Kid," a  hilarious graphic novel, by Dav Pilkey, is action packed and somewhat deep. I would recommend reading the others before this book, at least the one before this. There are four books in the series. The story starts out with Dog Man being chosen for  a movie, “The Dog Man.” Li...

Funny Kid for President

Funny Kid for President

Ryan Cheng, 9, Valley Stream

January 30, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"Funny Kid For President" by Matt Stanton, is a funny and enjoyable book about an election for class president. This book is also the first in a series. Max gets accused of pooping in the storeroom and he runs. His teacher, Mr. Armstrong chases him to the bathroom, where the principal happens to find...

Going Wild #2: Predator vs Prey

Going Wild #2: Predator vs Prey

Kevin Tritschler, 10, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

This week, I read a book called “Going Wild #2: Predator vs. Prey,” by Lisa McMann, and to be honest, it was a strange book. It is the second edition in the series. It starts when a girl named Charlie has a bracelet that gives her animal abilities that she can’t take off. Then, her dad is abducted...

Visiting Mystic, Connecticut

Visiting Mystic, Connecticut

Patrick Biondolillo, 10, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Articles, Long Island

This summer, I travelled to Mystic, an area in Connecticut. In Mystic, I went to Mystic Seaport and Aquarium with my mom, dad, aunt, uncle, and three cousins. First, we visited the seaport. We went to a little rooms with facts and a tour guide. There were a couple of houses that explained things ...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Egyptian Art Exhibit

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Egyptian Art Exhibit

Bahrija Radoncic, 10, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Articles, Long Island, Showcase

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a great place for families to bond together. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art there is pretty much something for everyone but, my favorite art exhibit is the Egyptian Art exhibit. At the Egyptian Art exhibit there were sculptures, paintings, pieces of stone with hie...

Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic

Diego and  the Rangers of the Vastlantic

Brian Cole, 9, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

“Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of Vastlantic,” by Armand Baltazar is a really fun book about a boy named Diego. The book takes place in the 23rd century. In the beginning of the story Diego keeps having the same dream in which City Hall collapses. When he wakes up, he looks at the pictur...

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