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Come November by Katrin van Dam

Come November by Katrin van Dam
February 4, 2019

Come November is a realistic-fiction novel that is one of the most engaging things I have ever read. It's unique in the sense that it features a science fiction conspiracy theorist group, so from the beginning...

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon
April 11, 2017

"Where the Mountain Meets the Moon", by Grace Lin, is a wonderful book that takes place in a small, poor town in China called Fruitless Mountain.   All the villagers were tired of rain. Jade Dragon,...

The Girl Who Drank The Moon

April 2, 2017

 "The Girl Who Drank The Moon," by Kelly Barnhill, is a spellbinding book that will keep you at the edge of your seat. It is a powerful world of paper birds and life-changing magic springing from the...

Alexander Hamilton in New York

Alexander Hamilton in New York
January 2, 2017

I was lucky enough to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton and ever since then, I have been in an Alexander Hamilton phase. I visited three of the Hamilton locations in NYC. The first was Hamilton Grange....

This Book Was A “Good One”

This Book Was A
October 12, 2016

If you are 9-12, and enjoy realistic fiction, you will love “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day,” by John David Anderson. It tells the story of a sixth grade teacher, who has to unexpectedly leave before the...

Odysseus’ Loyal Dog

Odysseus' Loyal Dog
August 23, 2016

If you are a 10-12 year old who likes the traditional Greek myths, than you might like “Argos,” by Ralph Hardy. The book tells the tale of Odysseus through the eyes of his dog Argos. Throughout...

So Good I’m “Wishing” For More

So Good I'm
May 31, 2016

If you are a 9-13 year old looking for a new book to read, I suggest “Wishing Day,” by Lauren Myracle. In the town Natasha lives in, almost every girl on the third month after her 13th birthday...

Garbage That’s Good for the Earth

Garbage That's Good for the Earth
April 19, 2016

This looks disgusting, right? It is called compost. Would you believe me if I told you that these icky banana peels are great for the environment in more ways than one? WHAT IS COMPOSTING? Composting...

A Fun Fact Book

A Fun Fact Book
March 15, 2016

If you like amazing facts about everything, you will love Biggest and Smallest by Guinness World Records. It is full of zany facts and bizarre records. The book starts with animal records. Some of these...

A Travel in Time Through an Amusement Park

A Travel in Time Through an Amusement Park
An exhibit on the history of Coney Island.
January 29, 2016

Recently, I went to an exhibit on the history of Coney Island at the Brooklyn Museum. I enjoyed it a lot. Part of why I liked it is some of the photography. I also enjoyed the paintings. The exhibit...

An Underground Garden?

An Underground Garden?
November 23, 2015

Has it ever occurred to you that a garden could be underground? That is what the Lowline in Manhattan plans to accomplish. They will build a garden under pavement. The Lowline is going to be an underground...

A Very Nearly Honorable Adventure

A Very Nearly Honorable Adventure
The Buccaneers Code, By Caroline Carlson
November 3, 2015

If you are an 8-12 year old and looking for a hilarious book to read, then I highly recommend The Buccaneers Code by Caroline Carlson. It’s full of hilarious lines and is guaranteed to crack you up. It...

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