Welcome to March Literary Mayhem.

Instead of basketball teams, our bracket features 32 beloved children’s books competing for the number one spot. We have 16 classic titles (published in 1900’s) and 16 modern titles (published in the 2000’s)

The winners of each round will be determined by YOUR votes!

Here is how to participate:

1. Download the bracket below.
2. Print a copy for each participant in your home.
3. Make your choices and select your ultimate winner.
4. Wait for instructions about voting to arrive in your inbox. (more voting information is included in your download)

Bookmark this page because you’ll always find updated links for voting and the results each week.

Our 2024 theme is Classic Books (1900’s) versus Modern Books (2000’s) and includes some of the most beloved children’s books from the past and the present:

Classic vs. Modern

Download your copy of March Literary Mayhem Classic vs. Modern and join the fun.

Voting begins Monday, March 18th, and continues until the winner is announced on Saturday, March 30th.

Ready to vote in our Literary Mayhem?

Wednesday, March 26 – Round Four Voting Begins Here

Monday, March 25 – Round Three Voting {COMPLETED}
*Winners are posted below

Thursday, March 21 – Round Two Voting {COMPLETED}
*Winners are posted below

Monday, March 18th – Round One Voting {COMPLETED}
*Winners are posted below

2024 Literary Mayhem results:

(this will be updated weekly)

Frequently Asked Questions

Should we complete the bracket as a family or individuals?

You are welcome to do this either way. Voting can happen once from each Instagram and/or Google account so try to find a way each person can vote on one or the other option.

How do we keep score?

Keeping score is completely optional, so you can come up with any method that works.

One way you could do it is:

1 pt for every winner in round 1 (sweet 16)
2 pts for every winner in round 2 (Elite 8)
4 pts for every winner in round 3 (final 4
8 pts for every winner in round 4 (Semi-Finals)
12 pts for picking the final winner correctly

*Feel free to modify, especially for young children. For example, once you total the points for round one, let everyone complete a chart with the round one winners and then vote again for round two. This will allow more chances for round two points even if the people you originally voted for we eliminated in round one. Continue like this for each round.

Most of all – HAVE FUN!

These video instructions will help summarize how everything works:

Past Literary March Literary Mayhem Results:

2023 March Literary Mayhem Results:

WINNER: Heather and Pickett from The Green Ember