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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 traveled 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...

A Very Timely Story

A Very Timely Story

Elijah Rivette, 9, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe [And Put it Back Together Again]," by Ted Sanders is a book I recommend for people who like adventure. Oscar’s neighbor gives him a watch that can stop time. Oscar usually goes to baseball games but, doesn’t really ever participate. He usually gives out...

My Weird School Fast Facts Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets

My Weird School Fast Facts Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets

Ryan Cheng, 9, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

"My Weird School Fast Facts: Explorers, Presidents, and Toilets," by Dan Gutman has a hundred million facts about US history. It is a weird book with weirder facts about Native Americans, explorers, wars, presidents, and of course, toilets. AJ and Andrea talk about weird facts. It is very funn...

Spongebob on Broadway!

Spongebob on Broadway!

Patrick Biondolillo, 10, Valley Stream

January 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

"Spongebob Squarepants the Broadway Musical" is action-packed, funny, and extremely suspenseful. There is terrific music and a really good story! The first thing you hear when you walk in is some sweet underwater jams! It’s slow, not rock n’ roll, but it’s groovy! When the play starts, who o...

 Color Me Christmas

 Color Me Christmas

Sara Sierzega, 10, Valley Stream

January 16, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island

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


Filed under Books, Long Island

"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...

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