Book Brackets…Sweet 16

It has been way too long since I’ve posted something…sorry!

I just had to share what is currently happening in 5th grade…


 Every 5th grader wrote down their top 5 books they have read this year. We compiled all the books and came up with our Sweet 16!

 We seeded the books according to votes and have given the students about 3 weeks to read as many of the 16 as possible. We will be voting for the Elite 8 this coming Thursday. Students may only vote for books they have read. There has been some wonderful debate about which books are going to make it to the next round.  I, personally, think this list is fantastic!  I love walking past the brackets and hearing students passionately talk about what books they hope make it to the next round!   Here is a the breakdown of our brackets.

1. The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

16.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney

9.  How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor

8. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen



2. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

15. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

10. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

7. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park



3. The Unwanteds: Island of Fire by Lisa McMann

14. The Templeton Twins Have and Idea by Ellis Weiner

11. Storybound by Marissa Burt

6. One for the Murphys by Linda Mullaly Hunt



4. Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger

13. Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

12. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

5. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick







I will keep you posted as to what books make the Elite 8!  Bring on March Madness for Books!!!

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