Young Voices of New York

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...

Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook #2 MVP Summer

Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook #2 MVP Summer

Sophia Singh, 10, Valley Stream

May 14, 2019

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 ...

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...

Into the Nightfell Wood

Into the Nightfell Wood

Nina Munafo, 9, Valley Stream

January 8, 2019

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

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

“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...

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