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9th Annual Tournament of Books

Welcome to the 9th annual Tournament of Books!  Let’s do some math together:  6 brackets, with 32 books in each bracket, equals……..drum roll please….192 books! Out of those 192 books, there can only be six winners. Will your favorite titles make it to the Championship Round? You can vote for your favorite picture books, early… Read More

8th Annual Tournament of Books Champions

The 8th annual Tournament of Books is, well, in the books! After a flurry of votes in the final week, the winning titles are: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin (picture books) Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems (early readers) the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (chapter books) Smile by Raina Telgemeier (comic… Read More

Champions of the 7th Annual Tournament of Books!

And the winners are...                        We did it! Voting in the 7th annual Tournament of Books reached a whopping 16,906 votes! You all broke last year’s record by over 1,000 votes! Many thanks to all of you who voted in the Tournament, and a special thanks… Read More

Vote in Our 7th Annual Tournament of Books!

It’s time for our 7th annual Tournament of Books! For our lucky 7th year, we decided to add another bracket, bringing the grand total to six! You can now vote for your favorite non-fiction books, as well as picture books, early readers, comic books, chapter books, and teen fiction.  Do you think we can break… Read More

Champions of the 6th Annual Tournament of Books!

You didn't just break the record for votes in our sixth annual Tournament of Books... you SHATTERED the record! Last year, we had 8,643 votes in the Tournament. This year (drum roll, please), you voted 15,369 times!! Wow! We loved seeing all this interest in the Tournament, and we're so excited to announce the winners… Read More

Champions of the 5th Annual Tournament of Books!

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE! You voted and voted and voted and voted...in fact, you all voted 8,643 times! That is a RECORD-SETTING number of votes in the Tournament of Books! Thank you for voting so often, and a special thank you to all of the wonderful DPS 109 school librarians for helping their students vote. Oh, did you… Read More

And the winners are…

The winners of the fourth annual Deerfield Public Library Tournament of Books have been determined! As you know, the winning fiction/graphic novel was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The boy-wizard-all-grown-up was battling your favorite Early Reader duo, Elephant & Piggie, in We Are in a Book! No buzzer beater here, folks: more than 300 votes… Read More

Who Will Be Your Champion? Voting Closes April 4!

After a week in which we saw almost 1,500 votes cast, we are down to two titles! Your favorite book in the fiction/graphic novel bracket was (drum roll, please) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! That will face the winner in the picture book/early reader bracket, which was...We Are in a Book! Who will be the… Read More

Presenting…Your 3rd Annual Tournament of Books Champions!

Over 6,300 votes were cast, and the final buzzer has sounded!  The confetti is floating through the air!  Your 3rd Annual Tournament of Books Champions are The Lightning Thief series by Rick Riordan, and on the Teen side, the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu!  The voting on the Juvenile side was a slam-dunk, with Percy… Read More

2nd Annual Tournament of Books: Presenting Your Champions!

Nearly 1,000 votes were cast in our Championship Game, and your voices came through loud and clear! Wonder is your slam-dunk winner in the competition between Chapter Books and Picture Books, with The Day the Crayons Quit as your runner-up. In the Teen bracket, the contest was a bit closer, but your champion was The… Read More

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