March is here, and on our stage Adventure Theatre MTC is bringing their musical adaptation of Caps for Sale
to life, monkeys and all! Last year, we pitted the greats of Kids' Lit against one another in a March Madness tournament, from which Peter Pan emerged victorious
. This year, in honor of all the artful adaptations
we've presented on the New Victory stage this season, we bring you Picture Book March Madness
Illustrations enrich so many beloved storybooks, so it wasn't easy to narrow the pantheon of picture books down to a bracket of thirty-two. But we managed it somehow. This year, eight picture books from four conferences will face off, two-by-two, until a champion rises from the pile. Will it be a Caldecott Medalist
, an Animal Tale
, an Enchanting Newcomer
or a Colorful Classic
? Check out the bracket below to see the match-ups, then cast your votes in the embedded form.
Next week, we'll announce the winners of this round, along with some words of wisdom from some New Vic parents about why their kids love particular titles. Let the games begin!