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Book Madness!

Which Book will come out on top?

February 29 - April 10, 2016


Book Madness is back!

Once again, students in 4th & 5th grades will have the chance to vote for their favorite books in our "March Madness" style tournament of books.

32 of the most popular books in Park Ridge will face off head-to-head until 1 title is crowned the Ultimate Book Madness Champion.

Participants can also submit bracket picks for a chance to win a prize.

Prizes will be awarded for the 3 participants with the most accumulated points based on their bracket picks.


Rules & Stuff

Brackets must be turned in to your school polling place or the Park Ridge Public Library at the Children’s Service Desk no later than Sunday, March 8, 2015.

 - No brackets will be accepted once the first round of winners has been announced.

 - Limit ONE bracket entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified.

Participants must be in grades 4 & 5.

There are 2 ways to participate in Book Madness.

- Students may fill out a bracket with their picks for which books will win each face-off. Each correct

guess will earn the student a specified number of points based on the round of play.

- Students may vote for which books are their favorites each

*A finished bracket is not required to submit weekly votes.*


Each correct pick will earn participants the following points based on the round of play:

-Round 1: 2 points per correct pick

-Round 2: 4 points per correct pick

-Round 3: 8 points per correct pick

-Round 4: 16 points per correct pick

-Championship: 32 points if the winning book is chosen

Total possible points: 160

**A correct final pick is not required to win, but will certainly increase your chances!

**In the event of a tie, we will hold a drawing to determine winners.


-1st Place:  $25 gift card

-2nd Place: $15 gift card

-3rd Place:  $10 gift card

Weekly votes  for book face-offs may be submitted in the Children’s Department at the Park Ridge Public Library, at polling places at participating schools, or online.



The Contenders


1.      Among the Hidden
         by Haddix

2.      Amulet Book 1:
        The Stonekeeper

         by Kibuishi

3.      Auggie & Me:
        Three Wonder Stories

         by Palacio

     Counting By 7s
         by Sloan

5.      Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
        Old School

         by Kinney

6.      El Deafo
          by Bell

7.      Escape from
      Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
               by Grabenstein

8.      Hatchet
          by Paulsen

9.      Holes
by Sachar

10.  I Funny
by Patterson

11.  I Survived the Sinking
          of the Titanic

          by Tarshis

12.  Into the Wild
          by Hunter

13.  Masterpiece
by Broach

14.  Matilda
          by Dahl

15.  Out of My Mind
          by Draper

16.  Roller Girl
          by Jamieson

17.  Rump
          by Shurtliff

18.  Savvy
          by Law

19.  Sidekicks
          by Santat

20.  Sisters
          by Telgemeier

21.  Smile
          by Telgemeier

22.  Stick Dog
          by Watson

23.  Sunny Side Up
          by Holm

24.  Tales of a Fourth Grade

          by Blume

25.  The Fourteenth Goldfish
          by Holm

26.  The Fourth Stall
          by Rylander

27.  The Lightning Thief
          by Riordan

28.  The One and Only Ivan
          by Applegate

29.  The Sword of Summer
by Riordan

30.  The World According to

          by Birney

31.  Three Times Lucky
          by Turnage

32. Wonder
          by Palacio

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