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The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic

The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic

Naomi Castang, Age 10, Valley Stream

January 15, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

The book, "The Lost Rainforest,” by Elliot Schrefer was very interesting. This book was interesting because of the events that happen and because the characters had unusual character traits. Two of the main characters were Panther cubs. One was named Mez and her sister who had  a missing foot was na...

Into the Nightfell Wood

Into the Nightfell Wood

Nina Munafo, 9, Valley Stream

January 8, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

In  “Into the Nightfell Wood” by Kristin Bailey, a girl named Wynn and her brother named Elric, go on quite the adventure in order to get to the silver gate so they can start their new lives as the fairy queen’s new children; but, one day Wynn’s chicken, Mildred, runs out of the fairy realm and...

Zach King: The Magical Mix-up

Zach King: The Magical Mix-up

Micaela Viscarra, 10, Valley Stream

December 18, 2018


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

In the book, “Zach King: The Magical Mix-up”, by magician Zach King, we find out right away that Zach, the young character in the book, broke his magical item that allowed him to perform magic. He’s bummed out because he missed doing magic. His whole family still had their magic items. Zach...

“R.L. Stine Presents Scream and Scream Again!”

“R.L. Stine Presents Scream and Scream Again!”

Samantha Freeman, 12, Lowville

November 4, 2018


Filed under Books, Northern New York, Showcase

“R.L.Stine Presents Scream and Scream Again!” by Mystery Writers of America is actually many short stories written by different authors. I liked this book because some of the stories had a scary twist at the end of the book, while others were funny. One of my favorite stories of the whole book...

My Girl Scout Adventures-Food Pantry

My Girl Scout Adventures-Food Pantry

Eliana Decker, 10, Middletown

August 15, 2018


Filed under Articles, Hudson Valley, Showcase

The Food Pantry is an important activity to me because we package food for people in need. The lady in charge of this activity is Mrs. Millie. Last week my fellow Girl Scouts and I celebrated Mrs. Millie's 25th anniversary of working at St. Paul's Church. We meet at the church every Tuesday and Thursday...

“Overboard”

“Overboard”

Gabriella Badolato, 11, Lynbrook

July 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island, Showcase

  "Overboard" is a hilarious movie written by Leslie Dixon and directed by Rob Greenburg. I have watched the original overboard movie and the modern movie is better (in my opinion)  because it's so new and has better quality.     Overboard is a story about a woman named Kate and a man named Leonardo. In...

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 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...

“Lock And Key- The Downward Spiral”

“Lock And Key- The Downward Spiral”

Andy Huang, 10, Valley Stream

December 19, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

Do you like mysteries? If you do, then this book is for you. As the second book in the series, “Lock And Key- The Downward Spiral” by Ridley Pearson, this book is brimming with mysteries. In the beginning of the book, James and his little sister, Moira, are at Baskerville Academy. Moria is in ...

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...

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...

The Trials of Apollo The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

The Trials of Apollo The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

Sean Michalek, 11, Clifton Park

October 3, 2017


Filed under Books, Showcase

“The Dark Prophecy” by Rick Riordan is the 2nd book that tells the story of the god Apollo who has been turned into a mortal by his father Zeus.  Zeus blames Apollo for a war that happened before the first book "The Hidden Oracle." Apollo is heading to Indianapolis on his dragon Festus with his ...

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