35 of the Best March Picture Books for Kids

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So it’s almost the end of winter and the beginning of a busy Spring! The first day of Spring is March 20th! I’m sure all of us are looking forward to the warm sunshine, fresh breeze, buzzing bees, simply enjoying time outdoors, and especially reading a new Spring book! And what better way to refresh a room than to add some new books? So, I recently pulled out all of our Spring picture books to refresh our homeschool room shelves! I love a good book list so that’s why I had to share these March books for kids with you! You’ll also find some free printable downloads at the end of this post!

Stack of March picture books for kids on desk. Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt displayed on top.

Just grab them from your local library or this is the perfect opportunity to start adding them to your own home library. If you’re planning to purchase you could even store one or two away to put in Easter baskets.


Pinterest pin graphic for March picture books for kids.

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These children’s books are undoubtedly a great way to explore the changing seasons, life cycles, and March holidays! Certainly, every little girl and little boy will enjoy these books! To keep things simple, I’m linking Amazon affiliate links, but be sure to check my favorite ways to bargain hunt for books below!

  1. When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
  2. Worm Weather by Jean Taft
  3. The Cloud Book by Tomie dePaola
  4. Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring by Kenard Pak
  5. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  6. Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner
  7. When the Storm Comes by Linda Ashman
  8. Mrs. Peanuckle’s Flower Alphabet by Mrs. Peanuckle
  9. Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson
  10. The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller
  11. A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston
  12. Jamie O’Rourke and the Pooka by Tomie dePaola
  13. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro
  14. Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola
  15. Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola
  16. The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing
  17. St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting
  18. St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons
  19. Nesting by Henry Cole
  20. And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
  21. Crinkle, Crackle, Crack It’s Spring by Marion Dane Bauer
  22. The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall
  23. Where Butterflies Grow by Joanne Ryder
  24. An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston
  25. Miss Maple’s Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
  26. The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
  27. Seed School by Joan Holub
  28. A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Aston
  29. The Dandelion Seed by Joseph Anthony
  30. Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
  31. Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
  32. We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines
  33. My Garden by Kevin Henkes
  34. Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
  35. Spring After Spring by Stephanie Roth Sisson


Amazon might be everyone’s go-to, but I love shopping for books second-hand! One of my favorite places to check for books is our local Once Upon A Child. It’s like a treasure hunt browsing the bookshelves. But when I’m looking for a specific book, I always check Thriftbooks before I purchase from a retail store. They usually always have the best deals, fast and free shipping, and even when the “acceptable” condition books are in really good condition, and I’m always earning free books with my purchases.

Books displayed on ledge shelves in homeschool room.

If you’ve not tried Thriftbooks yet, just sign up for their Reading Rewards (trust me, it’s a good thing), and when you spend $30 you earn a free book! Also, you can continue to earn free books by collecting more points every time you order.


Whenever we’re doing theme weeks, I love being able to read a book and incorporate some small activities to go with it. Besides just being fun, it’s an opportunity to spend time sharing and exploring more in-depth with our children. So I’ve included links to either free or at least affordable activities that you can do after you read each book for the month of March. But don’t feel like you have to do this, simply reading every day to your child is enough!

March 2023 reading calendar for free printable displayed on top of Spring book.

Just drop your e-mail below to grab this free printable calendar so you can read all 35 books during the month of March! Using this calendar is the perfect way to encourage your young readers to read this list of books! You can print the calendar out and hang in a convenient place and also keep on your phone to have easy access to each linked activity!

Secondly, download this free printable to color in one clover a day when your child has read one book.

March reads clover fill in free printable hanging on fridge.

Display them on your favorite bookshelf or in a basket in your living area or child’s bedroom. Additionally, gifting one or two or more to your children for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter is another great idea.

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed these 35 best books for March for kids! Here’s a quick printable list of all the March books for kids you can take with you to the library too! And I’d love to hear which are your young children’s favorite books, just drop me a comment below!

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