Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Top Shelf Book Promo: March Madness Book Championship

The librarians at MHS sent this email out to their faculty yesterday:

Book nerdiness has taken over March Madness in the Skeeter Library! We’ve taken the top 16 most circulated books during this school year and seeded them according to the NCCA basketball tournament bracket. We’ve created our own book bracket, and the books will “play” each other via students voting through a Google form over the next few weeks to find out which book will be the 2014 BOOK  CHAMP!

Here’s our “Sweet 16” (See the attached picture for the actual bracket on display in the library):

The Hunger Games (series) vs Tears of a Tiger                                                         Ender’s Game vs Naruto, Vol. 53
Delirium (series) vs Calvin and Hobbs                                                                       A Child Called It vs Romiette and Julio
Maximum Ride (series) vs Dawn of the Arcana                                                        The Fault in our Stars vs The Skin I’m In
Hush, Hush vs Lord of the Flies                                                                                  Speak vs Divergent (series)

Paper brackets are now available in the library to predict the winner. Correct brackets will be entered into a drawing for prizes! (NOT a billion dollars…sorry! Let’s hope we have some correct brackets at MHS, unlike the rest of America in the REAL March Madness challenge.)

If you would like to have some fun with your class and participate, please respond to this email, and I will bring you a bracket so that you can make copies for your classes. If you would like to play yourself, come on down to the library and fill out a bracket!

We will start voting to determine the “Elite 8” on Wednesday!

Happy March Madness!

What a great way to get kids talking about books! Amianne will be giving more details about setting this up on her blog, but one of the resources she used was Cathy Jo Nelson's post Library March Madness 2014

If you're interested in doing this at your library, Debbie can run a report that will give you the top 16 circulated books at your library, and away you go!

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