March is a time for sunshine, flower blossoms, and Madness—March Madness that is!  Here at KidsQuest, we won’t be following college basketball.  Instead, we are participating in March Book Madness (MBM), a bracket-style competition between picture books!

MBM was created to combine the love of competition and passion for reading.  Much like regular March Madness brackets, we will start with the “sweet” 16 books, and each week the books will compete in one-on-one matches, with winners competing again until only one book is left standing.

This year’s theme is “The Characters’ Journey,” and the chosen stories celebrate characters and creators of diverse backgrounds in support of We Need Diverse Books, an organization that “advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.”

You can read a selection of MBM books in the Story Tree.  Find your favorites and come back down to vote on our Bracket Wall in the lobby!  You can also vote on our Instagram stories or Facebook poll!  We’ll be giving away prizes to two lucky voters!

The first round of voting will start on March 5th.  Until then, read!  Tell us what book you think should win!  Use the hashtags #2019MBM and #KidsQuestMuseum to let us know which book compels you most!

Contributed by Lori Petrelius