It’s March! Not only is it almost time for spring, it’s time for March Madness! While we are die-hard college football fans (Go Buckeyes!), we’re not all that into college hoops. To get my kids in on the fun of creating a bracket and experiencing some of the fun of March Madness, I decided to create a Picture Book Bracket Challenge.
32 books will be read, but only one will become our March Madness Picture Book Champion!
Each day I will read a pair of stories to my children, and they will select the winner. You can check back in daily to see which books will be advancing to the Sweet 16, the Elite 8, the Final 4, and the Championship Round.
*For this year’s challenge, I selected 32 of my favorite picture books that are part of our home collection. While several of the stories are familiar to my children, I tried not to pick books that are current “bedtime story favorites.” The books were placed into pairs at random.
I hope you enjoy following along with our 2017 March Madness Picture Book Bracket Challenge. If you have a prediction on which book will take it all, please leave a comment with your prediction!!
Round 1: 32 Book Playoffs
The Book With No Pictures Vs. Duck For President
Winner: The Book With No Pictures
Strega Nona Vs. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
Winner: Strega Nona
Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed Vs. The Enormous Potato
Winner: Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed
Gregory the Terrible Eater Vs. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Winner: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
If You Give a Pig a Pancake Vs. The Snowy Day
Winner: The Snowy Day
The Funny Little Woman Vs. Miss Nelson is Missing
Winner: Miss Nelson is Missing
Horton Hears a Who Vs. Corduroy
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Vs. The Patchwork Quilt
Winner: The Patchwork Quilt
Ferdinand Vs. George and Martha
Giraffes Can’t Dance Vs. Frederick
Honey Honey Lion Vs. A Pet for Fly Guy
The Kissing Hand Vs. Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes
Doctor DeSoto Vs. Skippyjon Jones
Knuffle Bunny Vs. Curious George
Caps For Sale Vs. The Little House
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Vs. Amelia Bedelia
The Sweet 16:
The Elite 8:
The Final Four:
The Championship Round: