March is here and we have a brand new list of books to celebrate FIVE different holidays and special days this month! Did you even know there is so much going on in March?! Read beautiful picture books for Read Across America (Dr. Seuss Day), Pi Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, and Women’s History Month. Here are the best picture books to read in March to get you through the whole month!
Read Across America – Dr. Seuss Day – March 2nd
Fox in Socks
Fox and Socks is a family favorite! I still have the copy of this book from my childhood. It is such a fun and crazy book to read. Try not to get tongue twisted too badly!
Bartholomew and the Oobleck
King Derwin of Ride is bored with the normal, everyday weather and summons his royal magicians to create something new. He ends up in a very sticky situation. Have you ever made Oobleck? All you need is some water and cornstarch.
Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
Thidwick is such a kind moose to all creatures. He is a great role model to show kids how we should be helpful to everyone. Find out what happens when he lets many animals live on his antlers.
Pi Day – March 14 (3.14….)
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi by Cindy Neuschwander
Sir Cumference is turned into a dragon and his son, Radius, must solve a riddle to change him back. This is a great book for teaching Pi to your children and the different terms.
Happy Pi Day to You! by Bonnie Worth
The Cat in the Hat always does a great job of teaching difficult subjects. The best part is how he explains what the different math terms mean. Your children can even do the measuring activity with him.
Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie by J. Patrick Lewis
I love to incorporate poems whenever I can! J. Patrick Lewis took classic poems and reimagined them to add in a dash of math. This fun book can be fun for both word lovers and math lovers! See if you can solve any of these crazy math problems!
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola
I just love Tomie dePaola books! This one shares the story of who Saint Patrick was. It also includes several legends told about him. You can learn more about Saint Patrick and the holiday we celebrate in Rabbit Trails through St. Patrick’s Day.
Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola
Jamie O’Rourke is the laziest man in Ireland. One day, he finds a leprechaun and gets some magic seeds from him. Will these seeds bring Jamie what he is searching for or will he be tricked by the leprechaun?
First Day of Spring – March 20
A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats
Peter writes a special birthday invitation to his friend Amy. The day he chooses to mail it, there is a wind storm and he almost loses the invitation. I love that this little boy wants to invite his friend even though she is a girl. You can learn more about Ezra Jack Keats in the March lesson of Journey Down the Rabbit Trail.
Worm Weather by Jean Taft
This is such a fun rhyming book. It shows how much kids love rain, puddles, and getting dirty. It is perfect for those rainy spring days.
In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer
Have you heard the saying, “March came in like a lion and out like a lamb”? This book is based on that saying and explains what it means. We always want March to come in like a lion, not out like a lion!!
Women’s History Month
Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence by Karla Valenti
This is a fun story about Marie Curie. It is a fictionalized story using the superhero theme that still teaches about Marie Curie’s amazing achievements. It also included a scientific glossary to help kids understand all the words.
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton
She Persisted will help show your children how 13 women persisted and helped shape our country. The vivid artwork by Alexandra Boiger helps show that no matter what may be in your path, you should never give up.
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote by Tanya Lee Stone
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a strong woman. She stood up and fought for what she believed in. She went to college, even though most women didn’t, and joined in the battle to win women’s right to vote. Her story is so inspiring!
The Best Picture Books to Read in March
There are so many great books to dive into this month! What would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments or in our online homeschool community.
Want even more books to read? Here is our entire round up of monthly reading lists!