Congratulations to these enthusiastic young critics who shared their reading recommendations with us. Each wins a $25 gift certificate from Crow Bookshop in Burlington. We loved reading about all the entrants' literary adventures and have included some of our favorite excerpts below.
Elijah Duhamel, 5, St. Albans
recommends The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
"I liked the battling part because Gandalf blows up bad guys. This story is about peace and harmony but also war and justice."
Ludovica Palmieri, 12, Essex
recommends My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald
"My favorite partis when the main character Lucy gets the grant and saves her family's pharmacy. I like it because it shows kids can change the world."
Creed Stilwell, 9, Lincoln
recommends Storm Runners: The Surge by Roland Smith
"Imagine being stuck in a giant circus barn with a pregnant elephant and a wild jaguar. That's what it would feel like being Chase Masters, the main character."
Elinor Simmons, 4, Bristol
recommends Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
"I like Sarah, Plain and Tall because it helps me learn about when you have no mommy."