It’s that time again. March Madness for basketball, and Novel Madness in my classroom. The students whittled down a long list to come up with their top 16 favorite novels. Students will write persuasive speeches to convince their classmates to vote for their book. By Easter, we’ll have a winner–stay tuned!
Wonder by R. J. Palacio vs. The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien vs. The Giver by Lois Lowry
Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan vs. Holes by Louis Sachar
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli vs. Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan vs. BFG by Roald Dahl
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling vs. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Ghost Files by Apryl Baker vs. Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart vs. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
There are some old favorites here that come up every year, but as usual there are some new ones, too. Which is your favorite? Round One ends Friday and I will post the results of all these matchups then.