Congratulations to these enthusiastic young critics who shared their reading recommendations with us last month. 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.
Henry Wood-Lewis, 10, Burlington
recommends The Hardy Boys: The Crisscross Shadow by Franklin W. Dixon
"When a man selling leather goods door-to-door steals the key to their father's file cabinet, Frank and Joe (the main characters) try to find him."
Joshua Kafumbe, 6, Middlebury
recommends Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood
"My favorite part was when the brave mother went to the witch's hut and guessed her children's names, and they came back to life."
Lily Benoit, 6, Monkton
recommends Daisy-Head Mayzie by Dr. Seuss
"When a flower popped out of Daisy Mayzie's head is my favorite part of the book."
Bella Joly, 10, Essex Junction
recommends See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles
"The part I liked best was when Fern finds Holden under a big tree house and they tell secrets and some jokes. Holden is always sad, so I like when his little sister cheers him up."