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.
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."
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."
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."
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."
TDI is a summer camp/academic program, with overnight and commuter options, for advanced and gifted students who are entering grades 4-9. The 2016 Institute will be held for two weeks: June 19-25 and June 26-July 2. Participants may be involved for one or both weeks. This year's classes, which vary…(more)