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Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook #2 MVP Summer

Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook #2 MVP Summer

Sophia Singh, 10, Valley Stream

May 14, 2019


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

The book, “Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook #2 MVP Summer” by Iva-Marie Palmer is a realistic fiction book because it’s basically telling the reader what happens in a teenage or preteen girl’s daily life. I really enjoyed this book because it was very interesting and funny. I would recommend ...

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


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

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


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

 “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


Filed under Books, Long Island, Showcase

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


Filed under Books, New York City, Showcase

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


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...

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