Congratulations to these enthusiastic young critics who shared their reading recommendations with us in April. Each wins a $25 gift certificate from Crow Bookshop in Burlington. We loved reading about all the entrants' literary adventures, and have included some excerpts below.
The End of the Beginning by Avi
"My favorite part of the story was when Edward, an ant, said to Avon, a snail, 'Don't look at the world with your eyes, look at the world with your heart.' Then Avon said, 'But I don't have eyes on my heart!'"
— Recommended by Megan Jamison, 8 of Georgia
I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 by Lauren Tarshis
"My favorite part was when Hannah found Max and Zena's papa and all three of them sailed to America. It was a sad and a happy ending."
— Recommended by Maria Morgan, 10 of South Burlington
Warriors series by Erin Hunter
"This series caught my eye when I was about 9. One of the things I love about it is the books seem never-ending and I kept looking for more."
— Recommended by Maddie Wood-Lewis, 10 of Burlington
Take Two by Julia DeVillers & Jennifer Roy
"I liked when Mason and Jason scared Emma with the gecko because it was funny. I also liked when Payton tripped in the giant hamster ball, because I could imagine that happening and it was absolutely hilarious."
— Recommended by Sarah Berliner, 9 of South Burlington