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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 ...

Adventures in Hawaii

Adventures in Hawaii

Kristina Fisher, 10, Webster

August 29, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Western New York

To start off the summer this year I went to Maui   Hawaii! In Hawaii we went on many adventures and saw some amazing things! And now I’m going to tell you some things about my awesome trip to Hawaii, because I think that even if not everybody can actually go and see Hawaii in person, everybody s...

Food Styling

Food Styling

Aimee Quinlan, 11, Valley Stream

May 30, 2017


Filed under Articles, Long Island, Showcase

You’re watching a commercial for a restaurant. The food looks so perfect! You suddenly get a huge craving to go to that restaurant. But when you get there, the food looks nothing like it did on the advertisement. So what makes the food look so good on the commercial? My class participated in...

Fidget Spinners

Megan Firnstein, 11, Rochester

May 16, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Western New York

Fidget Spinners- What’s your opinion? Fidget spinners have become the new “need.” Kids are pulling their parents from Wegmans to Target to Walmart just to get a fidget spinner. Fidget spinners were originally made to help kids who have a hard time focusing. Fidget spinners also help the need...

Beauty and the Beast – the movie

Beauty and the Beast – the movie

Kristina Fisher, 10, Webster

May 9, 2017


Filed under Articles, Entertainment, Showcase

The new version of Beauty and the Beast is a great movie for children. It is even better than the cartoon version because it gives more detail about this amazing story and it also makes it look so much more real with real actors. One of my thoughts on this movie is that there is a very good theme...

Making Bombs For Hitler

Making Bombs For Hitler

Emily Nothdurft, 10, Valley Stream

April 18, 2017


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

I would recommend the book Making Bombs For Hitler to kids 9 and up. It is a book that tells about the real life struggle of World War II and the Nazis. In the book a young 10-year-old Ukrainian girl, named Lida is captured by the Germans, as well as her much younger sister Larissa. They are gath...

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon

Ava Kreutziger, 10, New York

April 11, 2017


Filed under Books, New York City, Showcase

"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, who rules all of the clouds, became so mad at their complaints that he stopped the rain so that the...

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