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March 4, 2016

Picture Book March Madness: Round One

March is here, and on our stage Adventure Theatre MTC is bringing their musical adaptation of Caps for Sale to life, monkeys and all! Last year, we pitted the greats of Kids' Lit against one another in a March Madness tournament, from which Peter Pan emerged victorious. This year, in honor of all the artful adaptations we've presented on the New Victory stage this season, we bring you Picture Book March Madness.

Illustrations enrich so many beloved storybooks, so it wasn't easy to narrow the pantheon of picture books down to a bracket of thirty-two. But we managed it somehow. This year, eight picture books from four conferences will face off, two-by-two, until a champion rises from the pile. Will it be a Caldecott Medalist, an Animal Tale, an Enchanting Newcomer or a Colorful Classic? Check out the bracket below to see the match-ups, then cast your votes in the embedded form.

Caldecott Medalists   Enchanting Newcomers

This Is Not My Hat




Elephant & Piggie: We Are In A Book!

Make Way for Ducklings

A Ball For Daisy

The Snowy Day



The Day The Crayons Quit

The Polar Express

Giraffes Can't Dance

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble



Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

Madeline's Rescue

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Where the Wild Things Are




The Little House

Peanut Butter & Cupcake!



Animal Tales Colorful Classics




The Lorax

Curious George

The Little Prince

Mr. Popper's Penguins



The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Gruffalo

Caps for Sale

Handa's Surprise



The Giving Tree

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Goodnight Moon

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie



Harold and the Purple Crayon

Frog and Toad Are Friends

Are You My Mother?

Next week, we'll announce the winners of this round, along with some words of wisdom from some New Vic parents about why their kids love particular titles. Let the games begin!
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