March Book Madness!



It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year since our world changed in a big way. In an effort to make this March better than last March, our family decided to do a little March Book Madness and we'd love for you to join us! 

My kids and I have selected 16 picture books and put them into brackets in a printable format, so you can check these out from your library (or click on the titles below to purchase from Amazon). Some of these books are new, some are more obscure, and we're hoping to introduce your family to some new-to-you gems. These books are primarily for ages 4-8, and there's a little bit of everything here (and lots of beautiful diversity represented). 
You can also print out a blank bracket in case you want to use books you already have!
Here's what you do: download the brackets here. Then during the month of March, read the books aloud, let your children vote on their favorites, and add each favorite to the line in the next round. Keep reading and voting until you agree on an overall winner! 
I would absolutely love to see your brackets. If you choose to participate, tag @brighterdaypress or use the hashtag #brighterdayreads. 
Who's in??
Here are the books we chose: 
The Oldest Student by Rita Lorraine Hubbard
vs. The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant
Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai 
vs. When Pencil Met Eraser by Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos Jr.
The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds
vs. The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L.B. Deenihan
vs. The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
The Hundred-Year Barn by Patricia MacLachlan
Hello, Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall 
vs. A Different Pond by Bao Phi
Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall
vs. The House Full of Stuff by Emily Rand