March is a transition time between winter and spring. It is also a popular month for spring book fairs and spring break. The picture books in my March book list include a few women’s history books, St. Patrick’s Day stories and spring titles.
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Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan
A fictionalized account of the night Amelia Earhart flew Eleanor Roosevelt over Washington, D.C. in an airplane.
Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson
When spring comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and is treated to great food by his friends.
Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan T. Higgins
Grumpy Bruce the bear does not like neighbors, but is forced to help when a big storm draws them all to his home.
Duck and Goose by Tad Hills
Duck and Goose learn to work together to take care of a ball that they think is an over-sized egg.
Egg by Kevin Henkes
Three little birds crack their way out of eggs and fly away, leaving one egg sitting all alone until the three chicks come back and discover a friendly baby alligator has finally hatched.
Fiona’s Lace by Patricia Polacco
Fiona and her family moved from Ireland to Chicago to begin a new life. Yet, when the family is struck with misfortune, will Fiona’s lace help save them?
The Gingerbread Man and the leprechaun loose at school by Lisa Murray
When a leprechaun makes mischief at the school, the Gingerbread Man follows his clues and sets a trap to outsmart him.
How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace
Children build various traps, trying to catch the leprechaun as he brings mischief to each of their houses.
In like a lion, out like a lamb by Marion Dane Bauer
Describes in verse the lion that is March weather, which finally gives way to the lamb of spring.
Jamie O’Rourke and the big potato : an Irish folktale by Tomie DePaola
The laziest man in all of Ireland catches a leprechaun, who offers a potato seed instead of a pot of gold for his freedom.
Kite day: a Bear and Mole story by Bill Hillenbrand
Bear and Mole build a kite and take it out on a windy day, but when the weather suddenly turns stormy there are unexpected consequences for some birds.
Little Quack by Lauren Thompson
One by one, four ducklings find the courage to jump into the pond and paddle with Mama Duck, until only Little Quack is left in the nest, trying to be brave. There is a whole series of Little Quack books, this is just the first one.
Malala’s magic pencil by Malala Yousafzai
As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
After planting the garden he has dreamed of for years, Mr. McGreely tries to find a way to keep some persistent bunnies from eating all his vegetables.
Shaking things up : 14 young women who changed the world by Susan Hood
Shares stories of fourteen inspiring young female rebels … who broke down walls to pursue their interests, talents, and rights. They fought fires, discovered prehistoric animals, circled the globe, braved Nazis, championed sports, changed the way we eat, integrated schools, improved medicine and more.
Snow rabbit, spring rabbit : a book of changing seasons by Il Sung Na
What do the animals do when the snow falls to the ground and all the trees are bare? Some fly long distances, while some swim to warmer waters. Some take a long, warm sleep where they live, while others have a thick, cozy coat and can stay in the snow!
Spring is Here by Bill Hillenbrand
Excited that spring has finally arrived, Mole tries–unsuccessfully–to wake up Bear, but then he comes up with the perfect plan.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor’s garden and almost gets caught.
There was an old lady who swallowed a clover! by Lucille Colandro
Presents a variation on the classic rhyme about an old lady who swallowed a clover and a series of other strange items before encountering a large surprise.
There was an old lady who swallowed a Frog! by Lucille Colandro
Presents a variation on the classic rhyme about an old lady who swallowed a frog and a series of other strange items before encountering a large surprise.
Tippy-toe chick, go! by George Shannon
When a mean dog blocks the path to the garden where a delicious breakfast awaits, Little Chick shows her family how brave and clever she is.
Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson
Rabbit has lots of carrots, and when he attempts take them with him when he moves in with friends–until he realizes that the best thing to do is share his carrots with all his friends.
The watcher: Jane Goodall’s life with the chimps by Jeanette Winter
An illustrated biography of British primatologist Jane Goodall, describing her childhood, the years she spent in the African forests to observe chimpanzees, and her efforts to protect and preserve primates and their habitats.
When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
Animals and children alike watch as the world transforms from the dark and dead of winter to a full and blooming spring.