Novel Madness 2015 Round Two


My sixth grade class in in the midst of choosing their favorite novel of all time. I call this annual event Novel Madness. They started with 16 novels, all brainstormed by the students. To see the original list, click here. Pairs of students wrote persuasive essays and presented them. The class voted.

The following books made it through to Round Two and are being pitted against each other. Which of your favorites made it? Which are you surprised to see?

Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo vs. Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Giver by Lois Lowry vs. Ghost Files by Apryl Baker

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli vs.  Holes by Louis Sachar

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling vs. BFG by Roald Dahl


Results from Round Two will be posted on Wednesday, April 1.


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