Congratulations to these enthusiastic young critics who shared their reading recommendations with us in October. Each wins a $25 gift certificate to Crow Bookshop in Burlington. We loved reading about all the entrants' favorite books and have included some excerpts below.
"I liked it when Jack and Annie were in the ghost town and met Lonesome Luke — a ghost who plays the piano."
—Lucas Cannizzaro, 5, Essex Junction
"My favorite part is when Zita meets a skeleton who tries to convince her to try escaping again. The skeleton has keys, drills and saws as toes. He offers them to her but she says no. This part was really funny."
—Alan Moody, 9, Cabot
"This book is about a girl named Lucky whose mother has died. She has a guardian named Brigitte and she lives in Hard Pan, California (population 43). My favorite part was when Lucky decided to run away."
—Rosie Perkinson, 8, North Ferrisburgh
"My favorite part was when Ginny really wanted to keep her pony and her parents said it was a lot of work. Then the man who Ginny rented it from had to sell all of his ponies, so for a surprise, Ginny's parents bought the pony for her."
—Emily Hunt, 10, Washington
Trad Camp (folk music immersion camp) at the Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture: July 13th-17th, Montpelier, VT Kids 8-17 learn any kind of instrument they are interested in, including: Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Singing, Dance, Drumming and more. Camp begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:00pm each day, with…(more)