Picture Book Madness: Centennial Edition

This year we held our FOURTH annual Picture Book Madness competition! The tournament was part of our centennial celebration: For the last several weeks, kids, parents, and librarians have been voting on our favorite picture books from the last century. Each branch of the library had a unique bracket of books from different eras in the last 100 years. The championship was last week– all polls are reporting, the results are in, and the winners will be purchased for our time capsule!

 

At Coventry, we voted on picture books published between 1916 and 1964. This was our broadest range of years, since such vintage books are hard to come by! The winner was The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein:

the-giving-tree

 

At University Heights, it was Picture Book Madness: retro edition! We voted on books published between 1965 and 1989. The champion at UH was The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle:

the-very-hungry-caterpillar

 

Lee Road hosted our modern competition– picture books published between 1990 and 2014. Our winner was Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems– a recent favorite for sure!

don't-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus

 

At Noble, we voted on books published in the last year alone! Our winner, a new favorite that’s surely destined to be a classic, was Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins:

toys-meet-snow

 

Thank you for voting! Be sure to join us for many more programs this year as we celebrate our hundredth birthday, and see our winners before we bury them in the capsule on May 1st at our Centennial Kickoff!

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