Each month Kids VT invites enthusiastic young critics to send us their reading recommendations for the Book Review contest. Here are this month's winners; we've included excerpts from some of our favorite reviews, below. Each of these readers receives a $25 gift certificate to Burlington's Crow Bookshop.
Varsha Karthikeyan, 11, Williston
recommends Wonder by R.J. Palacio.
"My favorite part was when August went to Via's play. August has a deformed face, but since the play was very important to his sister Via, August was very brave and courageous to go."
Oliver Orvis, 9, Essex
recommends Survivors #2: A Hidden Enemy by Erin Hunter
"This book is action packed and full of tragedies, mysteries and fun tricks."
Maria "Fern" Murphy, 8, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
recommends George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
"I liked when George was giving Grandma the medicine and she went up like a rocket, shouting, 'Help! Call the fire department! I'm on fire!'"
Dahlia Rubin, 9, Burlington
recommends: The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
"The story is about a girl and a boy who are twins. Their dad has died, and they were very attached to him. But a part of him that they still have is this fairy tale book. They used to love the stories when they were little. One day they fall into the book."
Find this month's Book Review contest on page 54 of the print edition. The deadline is February 15. Happy reading!