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2019 Book Madness - Who Will Win?


Join us each March in a literary version of “March Madness” for adults, teens and kids grades 4 – 5.  Click for voting links.

Patterned after the NCAA Basketball Tournament, “Book Madness” places popular books in competitive brackets. List of books is below. Fill out a bracket sheet for a chance to win prizes. Every correct prediction earns you points. 

  • Download the 2019 brackets below



Kids Grades 4 - 5

  • Brackets are also available at the service desks 

  • Turn in completed brackets to be eligible to win a prize

  • Vote weekly to move your favorite books forward and choose the tournament winner.

 You don’t need to read all the books to participate.

Book Madness Lists


The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Circe by Madeline Millea

An American Marriage by Tayari jones

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Becoming by Michelle Obama

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Witch Elm by Tana French

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Fear by Bob Woodward

Educated by Tara Westover

tBMTeens / Then & Now

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper

Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 

Warcross by Marie Lu

The Giver by Lois Lowry

 Cinder by Marissa Meyer

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

Holes by Louis Sachar

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Peak by Roland Smith

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer

kBMKids  Grades 4 - 5/ Then vs Now

Kristy's Great Idea: The Baby-Sitter's Club #1 by Martin

The Westing Game by Raskin

Amulet by Kibuishi

Into the Wild: The Warriors #1 by Hunter

Hatchet by Paulsen

Holes by Sachar

One-Handed Catch by Auch

A Mango-Shaped Space by Mass

Year of the Dog by Lin

Because of Winn-Dixie by DiCamillo

How to Steal a Dog by O'Connor

Where the Red Fern Grows by Rawls

The Giver by Lowry

Running Out of Time by Haddix

The Lightning Thief by Riordan

The Guinness Book of World Records

I Will Always Write Back by Alifirenka

Brave by Chmakova

A Night Divided by Nielsen

The War That Saved My Life by Bradley

Fuzzy Mud by Sachar

The Last Kids on Earth by Brallier

Fish in a Tree by Hunt

The Wild Robot by Brown

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Ghost by Reynolds

The Terrible Two by Barnett

13-Story Treehouse by Griffiths

Out of My Mind by Draper

Smile by Telgemeier

The Meltdown: Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13 by Kinney

Dog Man by Pilkey

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