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Celebrate and Read This March!

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There are so many fun, special days to celebrate in March.  Below you will find books that match with International Women’s Day (March 8th), National Napping Day (March 14th), Holi (March 18th), and more!  We hope that every day in March brings you luck, happiness, and endless pages of reading fun!





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Peanut Butter and Jelly (Narwhal & Jelly series) by Ben Clanton (Graphic Novel, 1st-4th)


March 1st is Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! Best friends Narwhal and Jelly star in three funny and fast paced stories, the highlight of which is when Narwhal decides that he loves peanut butter so much, he’s going to change his name to Peanut Butter! Great idea, right? Right?




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How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander (Picture Book, preK-2nd)


March 2nd is Read Across America Day! Most likely, if you’re looking at this book list, you have at least a mild fondness for reading.  Have you ever really thought about how great it is to be able to read a book?  How does it make you feel?  What can you compare it to?  Read this book, about reading books, to find out what award winning author/poet Kwame Alexander has to say about the magic of books!




Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World book jacket

 Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison (Collective Biography, 2nd-5th)


March 8th is International Women’s Day! This collection of biographies features 35 women creators from all over the world and multiple time periods.  There is so much greatness to celebrate in this book!  Want to read more about amazing women trailblazers? Check out Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History!




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Path to the Stars by Sylvia Acevedo (Autobiography, 5th&up)


March 12th is National Girl Scout Day! This is the perfect book to read when commemorating not just Girl Scout Day, but also Women’s History Month (celebrated throughout March).  Acevedo narrated her own life story and whether you are involved in Girl Scouts or not, her experiences are fascinating, the challenges she’s overcome are admirable, and her personal beliefs and philosophies are an inspiration.




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I Will Take a Nap (Elephant & Piggie series) by Mo Willems (Easy Reader, K-2nd)


March 14th is National Napping Day! Now this is a day that I fully support! Elephant Gerald and his best friend Piggie have had many wild and entertaining adventures, but possibly none are more wacky than this! Always full of surprises, you’ll never see the twist that Willems reveals in this, the 23rd adventures of these BFFs!




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Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman (Picture Book, K-5th)


March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day! Everyone’s Irish on 3/17, so embrace your true (or temporarily borrowed) heritage by indulging in the charming tale of a clever and lucky woman who does her best to outsmart a cunning Leprechaun King and bring some hope and magic back to the human world during the Irish Potato Famine.




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Festival of Colors by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal (picture book, PreK-3rd)


March 18th is Holi! Holi is the Indian springtime Festival of Colors, and this gorgeously illustrated book portrays the magic and joy of this celebration perfectly! The story is simple and sweet, and the delight this holiday brings is shown clearly on every page.  Pure pleasure!




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Robins: How They Grow Up by Eileen Christelow (nonfiction, 1st-3rd)


March 20th is the Spring Equinox! American lore has long maintained that robins are the harbingers of spring  -- and who am I to argue! Say goodbye to winter and hello to warmer weather by reading all about the life cycle and habits of these vibrant birds. 




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Amazing Dogs- Laura Buller (nonfiction, K-2nd)


March 23rd is National Puppy Day! Dogs are pretty amazing creatures! They are friends, confidants, pick-me-ups, protectors, and more.  I can’t think of another species that deserves more accolades (and long pets) than these sweet, floofy angels! (Okay, fine…cats are pretty awesome as well, but you feline aficionados will have to wait until October 29th to celebrate National Cat Day, so for now, just let the puppers have their moment in the sun!)



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 How the Crayons Saved the Unicorn by Monica Sweeney (picture book, K-2nd)


March 31st is National Crayon Day! Open up a world of imagination by picking up some colorful crayons and creating something magical today! While you’re at it, check out this sweet book that features a shy unicorn whose loneliness causes him to lose his colors, until a friendly and feisty group of crayons come to the rescue! 

Published by on March 02, 2022
Last Modified July 04, 2022