March Picture Books

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 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 si 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 and Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dana 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 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 Little Quack is left in the nest, trying to be brave.

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. As she grew older, she 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 and more.

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: a Book of Changing Seasons by Il Sung Na

What do 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 tires – unsuccessfully – to wake up Bear. Then he comes up with the perfect plan.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Peter Rabbit is a naughty bunny. He sneaks into Mr. McGregor’s garden and must find his way out.

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 encounting 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 encounting a large surprise.

Tippy-Toe-Chick, Go! by George Shannon

When a mean dog blocks the path tot he 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 to take them with him when he moves in with friends, he realizes that the best thing to do is to share them.

The Watcher : Jan 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 cimpanzees, 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 bloomng spring.

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