Young Voices of New York

The Tale of Magic

The Tale of Magic

Maja Papandrea, 10, Lynbrook

January 23, 2020

“The Tale of Magic” by Chris Colfer is probably my favorite book ever. It’s funny, interesting, and unique.  The book starts with a prologue that tells you about an important character, Madame Weatherberry. She wants to open a fairy school. She is warm and charismatic. But the only flaw ab...

The Fear Zone

The Fear Zone

Giada Simone, 11, Valley Stream

January 22, 2020

In the book, “The Fear Zone” by K.R. Alexander, four kids get a mysterious note and have to go to a graveyard at midnight. This is a very compelling fiction book that will leave you with chills! If you love horror books and don’t get scared like me, I ABSOLUTELY suggest you read this book!!  ...

The End

The End

Olivia Castang, 9, Valley Stream

January 14, 2020

     The book “The End” is an amazing book and will always have a place in my heart. This book takes place in another dimension, in the sandbox game, Minecraft. In the game and the book The End is a beautiful place full of creatures like: Endermen, Shulkers, and the Ender Dragon (ED for shor...

Her Own Two Feet

Her Own Two Feet

Alicia Tritschler, 10, Valley Stream

January 14, 2020

“Her Own Two Feet” By Rebeka Uwitonze and Meredith Davis is a true story about a girl named Rebeka (yes, one of the authors) who was born with curled and twisted feet.   Rebeka lives in Rwanda, Africa so things are different there than in America. There is a big hole in a wood outhouse that is ...

A Zombie Ate My Homework

A Zombie Ate My Homework

Nathan Kassim, 10, Valley Stream

January 9, 2020

In “Project Z, a Zombie Ate My Homework” By Tommy Greenwald a zombie wakes up in the middle of an alleyway. Then a truck pulls up with two people and they take the zombie to their home and they find out a little more about the zombie. The parents’ son freaks out that a ZOMBIE is living with th...

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

Nathalie Rojas, 10, Valley Stream

January 7, 2020

“Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-proof Death Ray” by Jess Keating and Lissy Marlin is a captivating book! In the beginning of the story, Nickola Tesla, Nikki for short, is in her room with her ferret pointing a death ray at her! Let me take a step back and explain. Nikki is an inventor and loves sc...

My Hanukkah Traditions

My Hanukkah Traditions

Nina Munafo, 10, Lynbrook

January 7, 2020

My family is both Jewish and Catholic so I celebrate two sets of holidays. I want to share a little about Hanukkah because most people I know only celebrate Christmas. Hanukkah is a celebration of the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. The Jewish people had rise...

Mind-Boggling Animal Puzzles

Mind-Boggling Animal Puzzles

Hassan Raja, 9, Valley Stream

December 30, 2019

"Mind-Boggling Animal Puzzles" by Vicki Whiting, is about animal facts. It contains information about different kinds of animals. It also, has many puzzles and challenges for you to do. I would certainly without any doubt give this book 10/10. This book has different types of ways to learn about an an...

My Holiday Traditions

My Holiday Traditions

Gabriela Gonzalez, 10, Valley Stream

December 24, 2019

Everyone celebrates the holidays differently.  My family has some traditions that are unique. Before Christmas, my family goes to Macy’s SantaLand and we tell Santa what we want for Christmas. (We have to wait on a CRAZY long line but it's totally worth it.) After that, we look for the perfect dress...

Scorch Dragons

Scorch Dragons

Yoshua Bolante, 9, Valley Stream

December 17, 2019

The book “Scorch Dragons” by Amie Kaufman is one of my favorite books of the year.  This book is appropriate for children ages 8-12 to read but there are some complicated words.  I like this book because it holds my interests and challenges me to understand the vocabulary.  Anders, one of the main characters is a drag...

Guts

Guts

Zoë Weiner, 10, Valley Stream

December 10, 2019

“Guts” is Raina Telegmeier’s latest hit. This graphic novel, the third of her memoirs, takes place when Raina was in fourth and fifth grade. In this book, Raina has stomach troubles. Her mother is sick too, so it’s probably just a bug. However, the troubles continue, even if the doctors say she i...

The Birth Of The First Amendment

The Birth Of The First Amendment

Makenzie McLain, 9, Valley Stream

November 27, 2019

The book, “The Birth Of The First Amendment,” by Donna Griffin and illustrator Gary Varvel is an amazing graphic novel. This book is great for ages 9 and up. This book is both interesting and tells true facts that happened in the past which is what I love the most about it.  I feel like I un...

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