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Book Madness All Stars

Chalmer Davee Library Presents Book Madness All Stars

This year, the final four contenders from the last four years of Book Madness will be going head to head for another chance to be crowned the Book Madness Champion! Voting will take place Wednesday through Sunday each week, from March 6 through April 7, except for a "halftime" break during Spring Break.

Vote!

Follow the link below to vote, or vote in person in the library. Voting will take place from Wednesday through Sunday each week. Each week you vote, you can enter our raffle for a chance to win a free book. Three lucky winners will get their choice of one of the Book Madness All Stars books as their prize.

Halftime (No voting the week of Spring Break)

The winner will be announced on April 10!

Book Madness All Stars Books

Green Eggs and Ham

With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss’s beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children’s classic. Kids will love the terrific tongue-twisters as the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham gets longer and longer...and they might even learn a thing or two about trying new things!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself, goes to sleep, and wakes up a butterfly.

Winner of Book Madness 2022

The Fault in Our Stars

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

The Dead Romantics

A disillusioned millennial ghostwriter who, quite literally, has some ghosts of her own, has to find her way back home in this sparkling adult debut from national bestselling author Ashley Poston.
Also available as an ebook and audiobook

Frankenstein

The novel follows the ambitious scientist Victor Frankenstein, who, driven by a desire to overcome death and unlock the secrets of life, creates a human-like creature from reanimated body parts. The story unfolds through a series of letters and narratives, recounting Victor's journey and the consequences of his creation. Set against the backdrop of Europe in the late 18th century, the novel explores themes of scientific ethics, the nature of monstrosity, and the consequences of playing god.
Also available as an ebook

Dune

Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence--a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential--only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
Also available as an audiobook

The World According to Mister Rogers

There are few personalities who evoke such universal feelings of warmth as Fred Rogers. An enduring presence in American homes for over 30 years, his plainspoken wisdom continues to guide and comfort many. The World According to Mister Rogers distills the legacy and singular worldview of this beloved American figure. An inspiring collection of stories, anecdotes, and insights--with sections devoted to love, friendship, respect, individuality, and honesty, The World According to Mister Rogers reminds us that there is much more in life that unites us than divides us.

Noodle and the No Bones Day

From the creator of the viral “Bones or No Bones” TikTok videos comes a sweet and entertaining picture book following Noodle the pug and his human as they navigate Noodle’s first No Bones Day—a day for being kind to yourself!

Winner of Book Madness 2023

Murder on the Orient Express

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.
Also available as an ebook and audibook

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Sauron, the Dark Lord, intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
Also available as an ebook and audiobook

Winner of Book Madness 2020

Naturally Tan

In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France tells his origin story for the first time. With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion, Tan reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of color in South Yorkshire, England. He illuminates his winding journey of coming of age, finding his voice (and style!), and marrying the love of his life―a Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City.

They Called Us Enemy

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.
Also available in print.

The Hunger Games

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Also available as an ebook and audiobook

The Hate U Give

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.
Also available in print and as an audiobook

Winner of Book Madness 2021

Jane Eyre

Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivor-qualities that serve her well as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice. Should she stay with him whatever the consequences or follow her convictions, even if it means leaving her beloved?
Also available as an ebook

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and “wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet” (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.
Also available as an audiobook

Book Madness All Stars Bracket

Book Madness All Stars bracket for week 1

Check out our bracket in the library, too! Located in the display case next to the Harriet B. Gallery.

Questions or Comments?

Have questions or comments for us? Email us at refdesk@uwrf.edu

Visit the library!

Visit the library to check out the Book Madness books off of our book display, to share with us which book you want to win at our prompt station, and to vote in person!

2023 Champion

Last year's winner:

Noodle and the No Bones Day by Jonathan Graziano

Noodle and the No Bones Day by Jonathan Graziano

2022 Champion

2022 winner:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

2021 Champion

2021 winner:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

2020 Champion

2020 winner:

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R.R. Tolkien