Book reviews by Kidsday

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Kidsday reporters from Florence Izzo and Nicole Mammolito's classes at H.B. Thompson Middle School in Syosset read more than 100 books this spring. They prepared a suggested summer reading list for kids 14 and younger. Their reviews will be running all week in Kidsday.


'RUNAWAY TOMATO'

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By Kim Cooley Reeder

"Runaway Tomato" (Penguin Group) is an eye-catching book that would entertain kids ages 4 to 6. Kids will love the detailed pictures in the book.

The theme of the story is when one neighbor in the community needs help, everyone comes together. This book will teach your kids that if someone who isn't your friend is in need, you still should help them and be a good person.

"Runaway Tomato" would be an amusing book to have your kids read.

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Ages: 4-6

Rating: 5 smiles

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-- BAYLEIGH KALVAR

Kidsday Reporter

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'I AM ROSA PARKS'

By Brad Meltzer

"I am Rosa Parks" (Penguin) is a biography that tells the interesting story about Rosa Parks.

It teaches you about what she went through, not just for herself but for all African-Americans in the 1950s and '60s.

In my opinion, this is a great book for kids who want to learn about Rosa Parks. It's short but it goes in depth with information about what she went through growing up being an African-American.

Ages: 5-9

Rating: 5 smiles

-- RACHEL FAJIRAM

Kidsday Reporter

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