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Dolittle

Dolittle

Yoshua Bolante, 9, Valley Stream

February 27, 2020

The movie “Dolittle” is a fascinating story.  The movie features many animals such as Poly, a bright blue and energetic parrot,  Yoshi, the polar bear who can withstand a summer day, Chee Chee, a monkey found in Africa who is calm and peaceful, and many more! I recommend this movie for all ages because...

Wildfire

Wildfire

Nina Munafo, 11, Valley Stream

February 11, 2020

 “Wildfire” by Rodman Philbrick is about a boy named Sam, who is at a summer camp called “Camp Wabanaski.” One morning Sam woke up to the smell of smoke, the radio tuned in to Phat Freddie telling them about the ongoing fire, and the camp counselors telling the children to get their essential...

Tunnel of Bones

Tunnel of Bones

Adrianna Benjamin, 10, Valley Stream

February 5, 2020

“Tunnel of Bones” by Victoria Schwab is a book about a girl named Cassidy and her ghost friend Jacob. Jacob, Cassidy and her family  go on a trip to Paris to explore famous haunted places to see if they can find any ghosts. Cassidy has something special about her that makes her very different...

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

Giada Simone, 11, Valley Stream NY

January 29, 2020

The movie “Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker” directed by J.J. Abrams, and co-produced by J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, and Michelle Rejwan is a very intense, revealing, and appealing movie!! I am very sad to say that it might be the last movie in the series, BUT I totally suggest you watch this ...

Her Own Two Feet

Her Own Two Feet

Alicia Tritschler, 10, Valley Stream

January 14, 2020

“Her Own Two Feet” By Rebeka Uwitonze and Meredith Davis is a true story about a girl named Rebeka (yes, one of the authors) who was born with curled and twisted feet.   Rebeka lives in Rwanda, Africa so things are different there than in America. There is a big hole in a wood outhouse that is ...

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray

Nathalie Rojas, 10, Valley Stream

January 7, 2020

“Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-proof Death Ray” by Jess Keating and Lissy Marlin is a captivating book! In the beginning of the story, Nickola Tesla, Nikki for short, is in her room with her ferret pointing a death ray at her! Let me take a step back and explain. Nikki is an inventor and loves sc...

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...

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