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Winter Con!

Winter Con!

Sanjeev Singh, 9, Valley Stream

December 12, 2017


Filed under Articles, Long Island

On Sunday, December 2, I went to Winter Con in the Resorts World Casino in Queens, with my brother and my uncle. I was surprised when I reached there. There were a lot of booths with comic books and toys for sale,  some of these were rare, old collectibles . They also had stands for  people who wr...

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


Filed under Books, Long Island

"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 Queens Zoo

The Queens Zoo

Alex Genao, 10, Valley Stream

December 5, 2017


Filed under Articles, Long Island, Showcase

During the Rosh Hashanah holiday break this fall, I went to the Queens Zoo. When I was there I saw lots of cool animals. One exhibit was the Andean bear. It was very energetic with its playmate! There was a little waterfall and a little boat and boy can they jump! Sadly, this is the last bear of i...

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 Nut Job 2

The Nut Job 2

Sara Sierzega, 10, Valley Stream

November 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

“ The Nut Job 2” directed by Cal Brunker is an adventure/comedy movie. In the movie, Surely the squirrel and his friends find an old peanut shop and start living there; but, when someone forgets to turn off the heater… a catastrophe happens! Surely and his friends have to learn how to live back...

Don’t Shop! Adopt!

Don’t Shop! Adopt!

Hannah Wallach, 10, Valley Stream

November 28, 2017


Filed under Articles, Long Island

Do you love animals? Would you love to have a pet of your own? Do not go to a pet store to buy a pet. Go to a shelter. Pet stores and pet shelters may seem like just a place to buy a dog. But they are more than that. When you buy a dog from a store, you are supporting puppy mills. Puppy mills ar...

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,...

Hip Pickles

Hip Pickles

November 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

The Hip Pickles came to our school a few weeks ago and they did a great show! The Hip Pickles perform music. They talk about and play the music from African culture. They use drums made from buckets (they also have regular drums). They also have bongos, and other African instruments. When the Hip Pickles sing...

School for Good and Evil Quest for Glory

School for Good and Evil Quest for Glory

Saniaa Harding, 9, Valley Stream

November 28, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island

"The School for Good and Evil: Quest for Glory," the fourth book in the series, is about Agatha who finally got her ‘‘Happily Ever After’’ with her Prince Tedros in Camelot. Then across the ocean lives Agatha’s friend Sophie, Dean of the School of Evil. Sophie had the school children sent...

Wonder

Wonder

Saniaa Harding, 9, Valley Stream

November 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island, Showcase

‘’Wonder’’ is a heartbreaking, and funny movie! It’s about a boy named August Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) who was born with a facial deformity. August was homeschooled his entire life. August is now finally going to school for the first time. He has two friends named Jack (Noah Jupe), and Summer...

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