The NCAA men’s college basketball tournament has come and gone, but what some of you didn’t know is that the Noble branch of the Cleveland Heights/University Heights public library system was having a little March (and April) madness of its own. We called it Picture Book Madness!
Every day from March 11-April 15, we held a vote between two children’s picture books here at the Noble branch. Each day, one book would be eliminated, and one would move on to the next round. Thirty-two picture books were included in the competition, and boy, were there a lot of upsets! (Of course, when we take a vote, an “upset” is rather subjective.)
In the end, the picture book that won out– beating Curious George, Alexander…, Frog and Toad Together, Olivia, and in the championship, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble— was No, David! by David Shannon.
Congratulations, No, David! Stay tuned for next year… Picture Book Madness 2014, coming next March!