Book Review: SMART COOKIE, by Elly Swartz


I thought that this book was spectacular! This AWESOME book was about how the ‘smart cookie,’ Francine May Greene, tried to fill the empty hole in her heart caused from missing her mother.

The book is told from Frankie’s point of view, and I felt as if I stood right next to her—at Jessica’s house, at the library, at the B&B, at Reggie’s office, and on the float. Jess was such an interesting character, she felt like some sort of bully towards Frankie, and then like a great friend. I loved how Elly dreamed up Jess, so Frankie could encounter and learn from another situation. The thing I loved the most in this story was the entire bakery and food related items because I think Elly put them in to remind us of the sweetness in life. I had a craving for muffins, Doritos, pancakes, and obviously, cookies. Smart Cookie was better than amazing, and I can’t wait to read more from Elly Swartz!

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I’m Ariana, an 11 year-old fifth grader, who loves to read. I really like mystery and fictional books. My favorite books of all time are part of the series The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. I love to draw, and my favorite animal is a cat. I really like to give other kids good book recommendations!

Science Comic Series is Awesome!

The Science Comics Dogs: From Predator to Protector by Andy Hirsch and Science Comics Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean by Maris Wicks are the two best book I have ever read!

They both talk about their habitats.  And they both do talk about science, and I would really encourage you to read both of those book if you have time because they really want you to learn about more of the cool science.

My favorite thing in the coral reef book is that they talk a lot about the effects of climate change and littering on coral reefs. Also, did you know that a dog has better stamina than a cheetah?

And I do think it is really appropriate for kids and adults to read. Also it is kind of a quick read.

Oh and also if you read these then there is a whole other set of the Science Comics books so if you read and liked those books you can read all the other books!

And that is why I think that you should read some of the Science Comics.

Screen Shot 2018-06-27 at 11.41.04 PM.pngHello my name is Ryan and I am from Central New York. And one thing that you should no about me is that I love theater and I love to play basketball. Also I have a dog named Duke and he is a really active dog.And that was some stuff that now you know about me.

Book Review: THE TAPPER TWINS GO VIRAL by Geoff Rodkey


A great book is Tapper Twins Go Viral by Geoff Rodkey. This book is about Claudia and her brother Reese. Claudia plays the guitar and puts one of her songs on the internet, and well… no one really watched it. Reese on the other hand makes a video of him playing his favorite game, Metaworld, and it goes super viral. And one of the fembots (They’re this group of super-rich girls at there school who think they’re all cool and hate on everybody) made a bet who can get more blips (blips are like views) so Reese and Screen Shot 2018-05-09 at 11.02.24 PMClaudia are now in a battle. Tapper Twins Go Viral by Geoff Rodkey is a really funny book and anybody who likes funny and goofy books this is for you. And here’s why it is funny——————————————–>



Hello! My name is Andrew, I’m ten years old and I’m in fifth grade and live in Minoa. I like playing video games and skateboarding and my favorite games are Call Of Duty WW2 (World War 2), WWE 2k18, and Minecraft (on the xbox). I also do mat wrestling at Pine Grove Middle School.      

Book Review: REBOUND by Kwame Alexander

Rebound by Kwame Alexander is a prequel to The Crossover.  The story is about Charlie Bell who is the dad in The Crossover. Rebound is set when Charlie was a kid and he went 41bpl0Wp5jL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_through some tough times. Charlie is a normal kid and then something happens to his dad and all that changes. Charlie starts making some bad choices and he gets sent to his grandparent’s house for the summer to “find his smile again”. Then he meets his cousin Roxie who teaches him how to play basketball. Basketball helps Charlie get through his worries and “find his smile again”.

I really enjoyed reading this book because I loved the way it was written like poetry. Sometimes in the book there were cool graphic novel illustrations all about basketball. The book made me feel the ups and downs the characters were feeling.  I would recommend this book to you, to your friends and to everybody because it has a lot of noticeable life lessons and it is a really good book.

IMG_0295What’s up? My name is Nathan and I am 10 years old and in 5th grade. I love to read, especially graphic novels and books about sports. I play lacrosse, basketball and flag football. I like drawing, playing with my family, listening to music, kayaking, hiking, swimming and being in nature. My teacher, Mrs. Allen, loves to read just like me! She encourages me to be the best reader I can be.