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We have our Book Madness winners!

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on April 11th, 2016

It was a heated competition, but Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 defeated Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games to be named ICPL’s 2016 Book Madness champion in the Teens & Adults bracket.

The Children’s bracket winner was Wonder by R. J. Palacio. This wonderful (pun intended) book beat out Erin Hunter’s Warriors series.BookMadness

Nearly 100 patrons turned in completed brackets, but only four had the winning title in their bracket — one in the Teens & Adults bracket, and three in the Children’s bracket. We moved to a point system to determine our winner in the children’s bracket (one point for every correct title moving on to Round 2, two points for every correct title in the Sweet 16, three points for every correct title in the Elite 8, etc.). We will contact the winners this week.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Book Madness! Remember, you can find a list of all 2016 titles here. Please let us know if there’s a category and/or book title you’d like to see in next year’s competition!

Book Madness Update: Final Four

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on March 28th, 2016

Jason Book Madness1We’re nearing the home stretch in our 2016 Book Madness competition. Is your favorite book still in the running?

Voting for the Championship Round begins today. Stop by and make your selections before the Library closes on Sunday. We’ll reveal our Championship Round next Monday!

If you would like a list of every title in this year’s Book Madness competition, click here.

2016 BOOK MADNESS SWEET SIXTEEN – CHILDREN’S BRACKET

The winning title in the Picture Books category takes on the winner of the All Ages Favorites category: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt vs Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

The winner in the Great Series category takes on the winning title of the Must Reads category: Warriors by Erin Hunter vs Redwall by Brian Jacques.

2016 BOOK MADNESS SWEET SIXTEEN – TEENS AND ADULTS BRACKET

The winning title in the Required Reading category takes on the winning title of the Buzz-Worthy Books category: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury vs Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

The winner of the Young Adult category now faces the winner of the Add To Your Reading List category. It’s The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins vs The Martian by Andy Weir.

 

Book Madness Update: Sweet Sixteen

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on March 14th, 2016

BookMadnessHere it is: your 2016 Book Madness Sweet Sixteen!

Voting is getting harder, as we have favorites going head-to-head with other favorites. The phrase “Why do you hate me?” might have been muttered by more than one staff member while making their selections. Still, without votes, we won’t have a winner!

It’s time to dig deep, power through and make sure to get your selections in before the Library closes on Sunday. We’ll reveal our Elite Eight next Monday.

If you would like a list of every title in this year’s Book Madness competition, click here.

2016 BOOK MADNESS SWEET SIXTEEN – CHILDREN’S BRACKET

PICTURE BOOKS

Eloise by Kay Thompson vs The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak vs Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

ALL AGES FAVORITES

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Florence & Richard Atwater vs Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White vs Wonder by R. J. Palacio

GREAT SERIES

Warriors by Erin Hunter vs Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew by Carolyn Keene

Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne vs The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

MUST READS

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett vs Redwall by Brian Jacques

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley vs Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

2016 BOOK MADNESS SWEET SIXTEEN – TEENS AND ADULTS BRACKET

REQUIRED READING

1984 by George Orwell vs Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald vs Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

BUZZ-WORTHY BOOKS

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr vs Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline vs Dead Wake by Erik Larson

YOUNG ADULT

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell vs The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins vs I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

ADD TO YOUR READING LIST

Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella vs The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

City of Thieves by David Benioff vs The Martian by Andy Weir

Book Madness Update: Your Round 2 Titles

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on March 7th, 2016

BookMadnessMonday mornings aren’t fun, but today’s flew by because we had to update the Book Madness brackets!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for their favorite titles in our first round of competition. Below are the titles in our Second Round. You have until the Library closes on Sunday to vote for the titles you want to see advance to the Sweet Sixteen. We will reveal the updated bracket next Monday.

If you would like a list of every title in this year’s Book Madness competition, click here.

Round 2 of the 2016 BOOK MADNESS – CHILDREN’S BRACKET

PICTURE BOOKS

Sparky! by Jenny Offill vs Eloise by Kay Thompson

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen vs The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss vs Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey vs Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

ALL AGES FAVORITES

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley vs Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Florence & Richard Atwater

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett vs Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White vs Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary

Wonder by R. J. Palacio vs Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

GREAT SERIES

Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish vs Warriors by Erin Hunter

Who Was … by Various vs Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew by Carolyn Keene

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman vs Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer vs The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

MUST READS

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai vs My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

The Haunted Library by Dori Hillestad Butler vs Redwall by Brian Jacques

Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff vs Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson vs Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Round 2 of the 2016 BOOK MADNESS – TEENS AND ADULTS BRACKET

REQUIRED READING

Lord of the Flies by William Golding vs 1984 by George Orwell

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen vs Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe vs The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut vs Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

BUZZ-WORTHY BOOKS

Naked by David Sedaris vs All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Still Alice by Lisa Genova vs Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins vs Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Dead Wake by Erik Larson vs Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

YOUNG ADULT

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell vs Looking for Alaska by John Green

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan vs The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir vs Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith vs I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

ADD TO YOUR READING LIST

Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett vs Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes vs Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

City of Thieves by David Benioff vs Pulphead by John Jeremiah Sullivan

A Good American by Alex George vs The Martian by Andy Weir

It’s Book Madness Time at the Library!

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on February 18th, 2016

Grab your brackets and a pencil (or pen, if you’re feeling lucky) — it’s Book Madness at ICPL!Book Madness

Visit our display on the Library’s first floor to see which titles will face off in this year’s literary competition. Be sure to pick up a bracket! Anyone who returns their bracket by Feb. 28 is in the running for a $20 gift certificate to Prairie Lights! (We’ll have two winners; one in the Children’s bracket and another in the Teens and Adults bracket).

Beginning Feb. 29, you can vote for your favorite title in our Book Madness brackets. To start, we have 64 titles in four categories. Submit a vote for your favorite(s) – if you want to vote for just one book, you can, or you can choose 32 titles to move forward in the first two rounds; it’s up to you! – and watch as the titles progress.

Here are the voting dates to remember:

  • First Round: Feb. 29 through March 6
  • Second Round: March 7 through March 13
  • Sweet 16: March 14 through March 20
  • Elite 8: March 21 through March 27
  • Final 4: March 28 through April 3
  • Championship Game: April 4 through April 10

The winning book in each bracket will be announced on Monday, April 11!

Remember, titles that have already won (2014 winning titles: Harry Potter in the Children’s bracket, To Kill a Mockingbird in the Teens and Adults bracket; 2015 winning titles: Percy Jackson in the Children’s bracket, Lord of the Rings in the Teens and Adults bracket) are not eligible for the 2016 competition.

Here’s a list of this year’s books. Who do you think will win it all?

2016 BOOK MADNESS – CHILDREN’S BRACKET

PICTURE BOOKS

  • Sparky! by Jenny Offill
  • Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio
  • Eloise by Kay Thompson
  • Flora the Flamingo by Molly Idle
  • Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem by Chris Monroe
  • Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
  • The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
  • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead
  • Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey
  • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  • Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

ALL AGES FAVORITES

  • The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Florence Atwater and Richard Atwater
  • Wizard of OZ by L. Frank Baum
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  • Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • Wonder by R. J. Palacio
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • Superfudge by Judy Blume
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

GREAT SERIES

  • Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
  • The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
  • Warriors by Erin Hunter
  • Wayside School by Louis Sachar
  • Super Diaper Baby by Dav Pilkey
  • Who Was … by Various
  • Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew by Carolyn Keene
  • Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor
  • Charlie and Lola by Lauren Child
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  • Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
  • Shadow Children by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

MUST READS

  • Small Steps: The Year I got Polio by Peg Kehret
  • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
  • My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson
  • The Haunted Library by Dori Hillestad Butler
  • Redwall by Brian Jacques
  • Pie by Sarah Weeks
  • Ivy’s Ever After by Dawn Lairamore
  • Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
  • Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
  • The Ghost of Graylock by Dan Poblocki
  • Smile by Raina Telgemeier
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
  • Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

2015 BOOK MADNESS – TEENS AND ADULTS BRACKET

REQUIRED READING

  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • On The Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

BUZZ-WORTHY BOOKS

  • Naked by David Sedaris
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
  • The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  • Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner & Steven Levitt
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Dead Wake by Erik Larson
  • Descent by Tim Johnston
  • Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
  • Find Me by Laura van den Berg

YOUNG ADULT

  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  • Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez
  • Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach
  • Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

ADD TO YOUR READING LIST

  • Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett
  • These is my Words by Nancy E. Turner
  • Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella
  • Lamb by Christopher Moore
  • The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
  • How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper
  • The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
  • City of Thieves by David Benioff
  • Pulphead by John Jeremiah Sullivan
  • Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers
  • Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson
  • A Good American by Alex George
  • Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
  • The Martian by Andy Weir

We have our Book Madness winners!

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on April 7th, 2015

It was extremely close, but J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings edged out Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale to be named ICPL’s 2015 Book Madness champion in the Teens & Adults bracket.

The Children’s bracket winner was the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. The demigod beat out Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie series.BookMadness

Nearly 100 patrons turned in completed brackets, but only 14 had the winning title in their bracket — seven in the Teens & Adults bracket, and seven in the Children’s bracket. We moved to a point system to determine our winner (one point for every correct title moving on to Round 2, two points for every correct title in the Sweet 16, three points for every correct title in the Elite 8, etc.).

The winner of the Children’s bracket racked up 72 points, while the winner in the Teens & Adults bracket earned 81 points. We will contact them this week.

Library staff also participated in the competition, though none had Percy Jackson winning the Children’s bracket and only one staff member picked Lord of the Rings to win the Teens & Adults bracket.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Book Madness! Remember, you can find a list of all 2015 titles here.

 

Book Madness: The Final Round

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on April 4th, 2015

At the beginning of March, 128 books (64 titles in two brackets: Children’s, and Teens & Adults) were vying for ICPL’s 2015 Book Madness champion title.BookMadness

Your votes have narrowed that vast field of classic literature, childhood favorites, and pop culture must-reads to four books: Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale; The Lord of the Rings by J.R. R. Tolkien; Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series; and the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems.

Now it is time to choose which books will be named the 2015 Book Madness Champion in their bracket.

2015 BOOK MADNESS: ADULTS & TEENS

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

vs.

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

2015 BOOK MADNESS: CHILDREN’S

Percy Jackson (series by Rick Riordan)

vs.

Elephant and Piggie (series by Mo Willems)

Voting begins now and will continue until we close Monday night. We will announce our winning Book Madness titles Tuesday and will contact our contest winners soon after. Remember, you can vote by visiting the Library. You can also vote online on our Facebook page or send a tweet to @ICPL using the #ICPLBookMadness hashtag! We’ll accept social media votes until 9 p.m. Monday.

You can find the list of all books in this year’s Book Madness literary competition here.

Book Madness Update: And then there were four

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on March 30th, 2015

It wasn’t easy, but you managed to whittle 64 titles down to four in ICPL’s Book Madness.BookMadness

In the teens and adults bracket, How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal was the winning title in our Humor Me category, while Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale won the Books That Blow Your Mind category. Local author Sarah Prineas was voted the winner of the Iowa Writers category and The Lord of the Rings was named the best Big Book Worth the Effort.

In the children’s bracket, Percy Jackson edged out The Pigeon to win the Beloved Character category, while Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White won the Books That Got You Hooked on Reading category. Elephant and Piggie were named the Best Series and Bill Thomson’s Chalk took the Wordless Picture Book category.

How will these books fare against each other? Your votes decide!

Voting for the Finals begins now and continues until 6 p.m. Saturday. Be sure to stop by the Library this week to vote for the books you want to see go head-to-head. We will update the bracket Sunday morning.

We are open from noon to 5 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

If you can’t make it to the Library before Saturday, you can vote on our Facebook page or send a tweet to @ICPL using the #ICPLBookMadness hashtag! We’ll accept social media votes until 6 p.m. Saturday.

You can find the list of all books in this year’s Book Madness literary competition here. We also have extra brackets at the Children’s Desk, Help Desk and Info Desk if you’d like to pick one up as a reading list.

BOOK MADNESS 2015: TEENS & ADULTS FINAL FOUR

How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal vs. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien vs. The Magic Thief series by Sarah Prineas

BOOK MADNESS 2015: CHILDREN’S FINAL FOUR

Percy Jackson vs. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Elephant and Piggie vs. Chalk by Bill Thomson

Book Madness Update: We have our Elite Eight!

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on March 28th, 2015

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The votes are in! Below are the titles and beloved book characters that are our 2015 Book Madness Elite Eight!

Be sure to visit the Library this weekend to vote for your favorite book(s) to advance to the Final Four! We’ll update the brackets on Monday!

If you can’t make it to the Library this weekend, you can vote on our Facebook page or send a tweet to @ICPL using the #ICPLBookMadness hashtag! We’ll accept social media votes until 8:30 a.m. Monday.

And if anyone knows how to choose between Island of the Blue Dolphins and Charlotte’s Web in the Books That Got You Hooked on Reading category, please let us know. It’s too hard!

You can find the list of all books in this year’s Book Madness literary competition here. We also have extra brackets at the Children’s Desk, Help Desk and Info Desk if you’d like to pick one up as a reading list.

Book Madness 2015: Adults and Teens

HUMOR ME

  • How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey

BOOKS THAT BLOW YOUR MIND

  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

BIG BOOKS WORTH THE EFFORT

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

IOWA WRITERS

  • Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
  • The Magic Thief series by Sarah Prineas

Book Madness 2015: Children’s

BELOVED CHARACTERS

  • Percy Jackson
  • The Pigeon

BOOKS THAT GOT YOU HOOKED ON READING

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

BEST SERIES

  • Little House on the Prairie
  • Elephant and Piggie

WORDLESS PICTURE BOOKS

  • Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
  • Chalk by Bill Thomson

Book Madness Update: What titles, characters will make our Sweet 16?

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on March 23rd, 2015

I didn’t fill out a NCAA basketball bracket this year and that’s a good thing because it would be busted by now. My Book Madness bracket, however, still has a chance.BookMadness

Below are the titles in our Second Round. You have until the Library closes on Wednesday to vote for the titles, characters you want to see advance to the Sweet Sixteen. We will reveal the updated bracket Thursday morning.

If you would like a list of every title in this year’s Book Madness competition, click here.

Book Madness 2015: Adults and Teens

HUMOR ME

  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman
  • One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • I Drink for a Reason by David Cross

BOOKS THAT BLOW YOUR MIND

  • A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • House Rules by Jodi Picoult
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

BIG BOOKS WORTH THE EFFORT

  • 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

IOWA WRITERS

  • A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich
  • A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
  • Lila by Marilynne Robinson
  • Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
  • The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
  • On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? By Peter Hedges
  • The Magic Thief series by Sarah Prineas

Book Madness 2015: Children’s

BELOVED CHARACTERS

  • Olivia
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Percy Jackson
  • Pete the Cat
  • Curious George
  • Little Critter
  • The Pigeon

BOOKS THAT GOT YOU HOOKED ON READING

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • A Bargain for Frances by Lillian and Russell Hoban
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

BEST SERIES

  • Lunch Lady
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Magic Tree House
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • Amulet
  • Babymouse
  • Rainbow Magic Fairies
  • Elephant and Piggie

WORDLESS PICTURE BOOKS

  • Journey by Aaron Becker
  • The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
  • Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
  • A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog by Mercer Mayer
  • Owly by Andy Runton
  • The Umbrella by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert
  • Chalk by Bill Thomson
  • Fox’s Garden by Princesse Camcam

 




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