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Food Styling

Food Styling

Aimee Quinlan, 11, Valley Stream

May 30, 2017

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

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 Fidget spinners were originally made to help kids who have a hard time focusing.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

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

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

"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...

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Eight, The Final Meeting

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Eight, The Final Meeting

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

April 4, 2017

When the British attacked again, they were desperate and fierce. As more patriots joined the Americans, Burgoyne found himself outnumbered and nearly out of supplies. He refused to retreat to Ticonderoga, but Gates and the Americans stood between him and Albany. So, on October 7, 1777, he attacked....

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Seven, The First Battle

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Seven, The First Battle

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

March 28, 2017

“I filed the edges of his hoof and put some grease on it, to keep it from splitting,” the young rifleman said, as he came into the circle, sat on a log and took a dish of peas and salt pork from Sylvie. “Thank you, Miss,” he said to her, then continued to talk to Luke. “I smeared some grease...

Path to Freedom – Chapter Six, Building Up to the Battle

Path to Freedom – Chapter Six, Building Up to the Battle

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

March 21, 2017

Some weeks passed, and the Americans’ Northern Army grew as the Congress let General Washington send more troops. The patriots were now camped where the Mohawk and Hudson rivers met. There were small fights here and there when British and patriot groups ran into each other, but the only real battle...

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Five, At the Campsite

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Five, At the Campsite

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

March 14, 2017

Sylvie felt sick to her stomach. She didn’t want to talk about Jane McCrea. She didn’t want to think about Jane McCrea. But that was all anyone was talking about. And there was no way to get away from the other women. The sun had finally come out and this was their chance to do laundry,...

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Four, Blocking the Path

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Four, Blocking the Path

Mike Peterson

March 7, 2017

“You know,” Luke’s father said, “every time I’ve gone to Fort Ann, I’ve seen this tree and thought how glad I was that it never showed up at our sawmill.” Luke laughed. The tree was, indeed, a mess. No doubt, when it was just two feet tall, some deer had nibbled the growth bud at...

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Three, To Follow the Gun

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Three, To Follow the Gun

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

February 28, 2017

“Start filling tote sacks with oats and put them in the wagon,” Father said, as the militiamen left the clearing and headed for the next cabin. “Start with half a dozen. That’ll leave plenty for the cow. You’ll need to gather up some leather straps and the harness tools, too.” “I’ll...

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Two, The Militia Called Out

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Two, The Militia Called Out

February 21, 2017

A dozen men were talking to Luke and Sylvie’s father in the dooryard as they came out of the woods. Their mother and grandfather were standing at the door; the two younger children looking out around their mother’s skirts. “They want the horses,” Sylvie warned him quietly, before they were...

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