Tournament of Kids’ Books 2013
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
March Madness season is upon us, and in a college basketball town that means one thing… Lawrence, Kansas, home of the University of Kansas Jayhawks, goes gaga for brackets and basketball.
In the children’s room of the Lawrence Public Library, it also means it’s time for the second annual Tournament of Kids’ Books. The Tournament of Kids’ Books is when the most checked out kids’ books of the previous year face off, from the Sweet Sixteen to the Championship round, voted through by the kids of Lawrence throughout the month of March. It’s a fun way to feed off this bracket-crazy, basketball-loving good time.
Last year was the first year of Tournament of Kids’ Books and since it was such a success, we decided to do it again this year. Who can forget last year’s climax at the Winner’s Ceremony when KU basketball players, Jeff Whitey and Justin Wesley, announced the winner? We’re hoping (fingers crossed) they’ll be able join us again this year. There will be a raffle for prizes for those who vote. Some of the goodies include a bag of books provided by the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library, as well as advanced readers copies of the latest books from featured authors like Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda) and Jarrett Jarrett Krosoczka (Lunch Lady).
Now, are you ready to preview this year’s title contenders?
Here’s the opening round match-ups:
Dear Dumb Diary: Okay, So Maybe I Do Have Superpowers by Jim Benton VS. Babymouse: Queen of the World by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
For the love of books and basketball… Read and Rockchalk!