Congratulations to these enthusiastic young critics who shared their reading recommendations with us in May. Each wins a $25 gift certificate from Crow Bookshop in Burlington. We loved reading about everybody's literary adventures, and have included some excerpts below.
Locomotive by Brian Floca
"My favorite part is the locomotive exploding. It's just for pretend to tell what would happen if the boiler got too low on water but still had too much coal in it. Ka-boom!"
— Elijah Elliott, 4 of Burlington
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
"It was interesting when Tuna's dad shot Wahoo's dad's toe off. Tuna's dad was looking for her, but Wahoo and his father were trying to protect her."
— Yukina Benjamin, 10 of St. Albans
A Doctor Like Papa by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
"In the book, a girl named Margaret saves a kid from influenza. It was the best book ever."
— Ava Purdy, 8 of Wheelock
Feed by M.T. Anderson
"It's a book about this normal guy named Titus and his friends. They're on the moon for spring break and their feeds — chips implanted in their brains — are hacked by this really old guy. It's a story about love, and I rate it very highly."
— Griffin Koss, 11 of Johnson