2014 EJK Bookmaking Competition Winners

City-wide Winners

Journey to the Stars, by Gianluca Pellegrini and Ping Wen Lin (Grade 5), P.S./I.S. 229 The Dyker School, Brooklyn. Teachers: Marie Dorval, Tanis Coniglione; Librarian: Ann Keegan; Principal: Robert Zappulla

New York City, by Alex Trinidad and Brian Tzic (Grade 8), P77K, District 75, Brooklyn. Teachers: Amie Robinson, Devon O’Shanecy; Principal: Merryl Redner-Cohen

In Praise of Plants: Part V, by Aleksandra Stanisavljevic (Grade 12), Stuyvesant High School, Manhattan. Teacher: Leslie Bernstein; Principal: Jie Zhang

Borough Winners

Grade 3-5

Angelfish’s Wish, by Stephan Brown (Grade 3), P368K@P.S.120 Star Academy, District 75, Brooklyn. Teachers: Sibel Kececioglu, Nicole Apostolou; Principal: Joycelyn Nedd

The Dog Who Saved the Day, by Joshue Socias and Tony Mapeke (Grade 3), P.S. 214 The Lorraine Hansberry Academy, Bronx. Teacher: Qin Qin Li; Principal: David Cintron

Man Down Vol. 1: The Life of Edward Nixon, by Tommy Lema and Wilfredo Roman (Grade 5), P.S. 274 Kosciusko School, Brooklyn. Teacher: Kate Woods; Principal: Maritza Ollivierra-Jones

Robert the Raindrop’s Happy Day, by Ryan Mooney (Grade 3), P.S. 50 Frank Hankinson School, Staten Island. Librarian: Stephanie D’Alcamo; Principal: Joseph Santello

Tom and the Very Scary Dragon, by Devin Paul (Grade 5), P.S. 123, Queens. Teachers: Michael LaLima, Topaz Patterson; Principal: Anthony Hooks

The Warmest Star, by Juliana Scotti (Grade 4), P.S. 312 The Bergen Beach School, Brooklyn. Teachers: Jennifer Skopp, Joanne Cavanaugh; Principal: Diane Denning

Grade 6-8

The Best for Oreo, by Nayeem HaqueOreo-and-Mei (Grade 7), P.S./I.S. 268, Queens. Teacher: Wendy Newman; Principal: Lissa Grant-Stewart

Dream, by Amelia Samoylov (Grade 7), I.S. 98 The Bay Academy for the Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn. Teacher: Mandi Bracho; Librarian: Marietta Falconieri; Principal: Maria Timo

If I Had a Garden…, by Joshua Frometa (Grade 8), P723X@P.S.189, District 75, Bronx. Teacher: Roberta Klapper; Principal: Christine Walsh

Mei’s Dream, by Caitlin Crowley (Grade 8), M.S. 51 William Alexander, Brooklyn. Teacher: Shelly Cunningham; Principal: Lenore Berner

Silent Cries, by Momo Takahashi (Grade 8), I.S. 141 The Steinway School, Queens. Teachers: Elisa Barresi, Kate Buckheit; Principal: Miranda Pavlou

Grade 9-12

The Cabin, by Mackenzie Traut (Grade 12), Tottenville High School, Staten Island. Teacher: Wynter Carnevale; Principal: William Dugan

Lost, by Karina Yusupova (Grade 11), Queens Collegiate: A College Board School, Queens. Teacher: Renee Andolina; Principal: Jaime Dubei

The Sun & the Moon, by Ruth Flores (Grade 11), High School of Art and Design, Manhattan. Teacher: Bennett Horowitz; Principal: Fran DeSanctis

A Tale From An Old Country, by Rintaro Mori (Grade 12), P233@QMHS, District 75, Queens. Teacher: Eileen Horn; Principal: Debbie Edmonds

Uzbek Bears, by Mehrangiz Voseeva (Grade 11), The International High School@Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Teacher: Cynthia Chatman; Principal: Nedda de Castro

Honorable Mentions

All About Balls, by Anthony Campoverde (Grade 5), P.S. 239, Queens. Teacher: Jean Cohn; Principal: Robin Connolly

Art Block, by Sterling Knight (Grade 7), J.H.S. 190 Russell Sage, Queens. Teachers: Colleen Glenn, Jeff Storm; Principal: Marilyn Grant

Ben’s Coast to Coast Adventure, by Israel Koumtog (Grade 11), P993Q @Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, District 75, Queens. Teacher: Patrick Regan; Principal: Jackie Zaretsky

The Biggest Hero, by Brandon McCray (Grade 5), P17X@43, District 75, Bronx. Teacher: Tany’a P. Wells-Vasquez; Principal: Marlin Hoggard

The Blue Hypercube, by Omar Abdelhamid and Thomas Lee (Grade 6), J.H.S. 194 William H. Carr, Queens. Teacher: Jodi Olivieri; principal: Jennifer Miller

The Case of the Missing President’s Daughter, by Jaden Delgado (Grade 4), P.S. 231K, District 75, Brooklyn. Teacher: Antoinette Bianco; Principal: Christina Foti

The Dark Journey of the X-D Gamer, by Brandon Santos and Isaias Santos (Grade 6), M.S.126 John Ericsson, Brooklyn. Teacher: Nina Fagiola; Principal: Marcos Bausch

Journey to the Center of the Digestive System, by Isaiah Gray (Grade 7), Tompkins Square Middle School, Manhattan. Teacher: Akeem Oliver; Principal: Sonhando Estwick

The Knight’s Joust, by Rosalie Bauer (Grade 4), P.S. 163 Alfred E. Smith School, Manhattan. Teacher: Nia Mason; Principal: Donny Lopez

Neighborhood Walk, by Yasairie Garcia and Herleen Castillo (Grade 5), P.S. 173, Manhattan. Teacher: Erin Belmond; Principal: Dawn Boursiquot

Over In The Sky, by Soneha Zaman (Grade 5), P.S. 174 William Sidney Mount, Queens. Teacher: Marilyn Friedman; Principal: Karin Kelly

Parents, by Daniel Hernandez (Grade 12), Academy of Innovative Technology, Brooklyn. Teacher: Monica Daly; Principal: Cynthia Fowlkes

The Three Brothers Raff, by Riley Raff (Grade 4), P.S./I.S. 187 Hudson Cliffs School, Manhattan. Teacher: Jessica Mitchell; Principal: Cynthia Chory

Things We Can’t Forget, by Mayra Bautista (Grade 8), I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer, Queens. Teacher: Ivan Asin; Principal: Dolores Beckham

The Water Bottle, by Jiyad Quhshi and Alvin Chen (Grade 3), P.S. 170 Ralph A. Fabrizio, Brooklyn. Librarian: Cynthia Aweeky; Principal: Zhen (Tony) Wu

When Coddy Came In, by Rami Medina (Grade 2), P53K@384, District 75, Brooklyn. Teacher: Judith Tantleff-Napoli; Principal: Heather Leykam