Young Voices of New York

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...

A Kids Guide To Drawing Cartoon Animals

A Kids Guide To Drawing Cartoon Animals

James Michael Dervin, 9, Valley Stream

November 27, 2019

The book “A Kid’s Guide To Drawing Cartoon Animals,” by Vicki Whiting and illustrated by Jeff Schinkel is my favorite drawing book! I like this book because it has some animals that might be dangerous but it makes them look so friendly. It shows how to draw some of my favorite animals and prob...

Just Jaime

Just Jaime

Giada Simone, 10, Valley Stream

July 2, 2019

The book, “Just Jaime” by Terri Libenson is a realistic fiction Graphic Novel. I enjoyed this book because it is interesting! I would recommend this book for someone who likes Graphic Novels and who like to or doesn't mind having a cliffhanger until the end of the book. It is the last day of ...

Shivers!: The Pirate Book You’ve Been Looking For

Shivers!: The Pirate Book You’ve Been Looking For

Brianna Ochoa, 10, Valley Stream

June 13, 2019

“Shivers!: The Pirate Book You’ve Been Looking For,” by  Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White is about a pirate named Shivers. From spiders to ghosts, Shivers is afraid of everything. Shivers has a partner named Albee the Fish. Albee and Shivers are best friends since shivers takes Albee on a...

How To Train Your Dragon 3, The Hidden World

How To Train Your Dragon 3, The Hidden World

Zoë Weiner, 9, Valley Stream

April 9, 2019

How To Train Your Dragon 3, The Hidden World is an awesome movie. It has lots of action, comedy, a bit of romance, and of course, dragons! In the beginning, Berk is a colorful village where Vikings and dragons alike thrive in harmony. But not everyone feels that way. When new and more dangerous foes...

A Babysitters Guide to Monster Hunting Beasts and Geeks

A Babysitters Guide to Monster Hunting Beasts and Geeks

Gabriela Gonzalez, 9, Valley Stream

March 28, 2019

In the second book of “A Babysitters Guide to Monster Hunting Beasts and Geeks,” which was written by Joe Ballarini, a girl named Kelly Ferguson joins a babysitting club.  At first she thought that it was just a perfectly normal club where teenagers like to babysit kids. But she was definitely wr...

Funny Kid, Prank Wars by Matt Stanton

Funny Kid, Prank Wars by Matt Stanton

Gwen Smith, 10, Valley Stream

February 19, 2019

 “Funny Kid, Prank Wars,” by Matt Stanton is about a boy, Max who gets into a prank war with his crush, Pips’s twin. Her twin’s name is Tyson. The prank war happens during their school camping trip.         Abby is Max’s enemy. Pip and Abby are friends, and they are afraid that Gunk...

Finding Esme

Finding Esme

Chris Dang, 10, Valley Stream

February 19, 2019

Finding Esme by Suzanne Crowley is about a girl named Esme who is poor and is living with her brother, grandma, and mom. Ever since her grandpa Paps died, Esme has been lying under his tractor as if she would find him there but instead found a toad she named Bump. Bee, her grandma, keeps yelling ...

Come November by Katrin van Dam

Come November by Katrin van Dam

Malachy J Fong, 12, New York City

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 it seems like it may be a sci-fi story. The story centers around Marina ‘Rooney’ Harris, who has a s...

The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic

The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic

Naomi Castang, Age 10, Valley Stream

January 15, 2019

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...

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