Kids books are a great way to connect with your children, no matter which stage of childhood they’re in. My girls are finally starting to read on their own, but we still love to read together. March is the month of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and it’s also the month in which most schools celebrate Read Across America. So what better time to cuddle up with your kiddos and read a good book together. And if you can’t decide where to start, no worries. I’ve done the work for you and have compiled a list of 15 kids books that you should read together. Let’s get to reading!
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Kids Books for Ages 0-3
- “Garden Friends” by Eric Carle
Any book by Eric Carle is bright and colorful, perfect for your smallest children. “Garden Friends” explores the world outside, introducing babies and toddlers to texture, animal noises and other fun outdoor things. Spring is right around the corner, so grab this book and read it with your little ones today.
2. “You’re My Little Honey Bunny” by Natalie Marshall
If you’re looking for a sweet and adorable book to share with your kids, this is the one. “You’re My Little Honey Bunny” is simple with eye-catching pictures. Your little one is sure to love this book, especially when paired with some snuggles.
3. “All Aboard! National Parks: A Wildlife Primer (Lucy Darling)” by Kevin & Haily Meyers
“All Aboard! National Parks: A Wildlife Primer” takes you and your kiddos outdoors on a National Park adventure. Another book featuring beautiful pictures, this kids book will teach your youngest explorers about nature and the National Parks in the United States. So grab it now and get to exploring!
4. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Spring” by Eric Carle
Eric Carle once again makes an appearance on my list with “The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Spring.” Arguably one of his most popular characters, the caterpillar takes you and your little reader through all of the introductory parts of Spring. The pictures are so fun, too!
5. “Night, Night to the Animals” by Little Hippo Books
“Night, Night to the Animals” is the perfect bedtime book to read with your child this March. The pictures are stunning, and the text is short and sweet. This book explores bed time in the animal world, showing how different animals fall asleep. Grab this bedtime book through the link above.
Kids Books for Ages 4-6
6. “Bluey 5-Minute Stories: 6 Stories in 1 Book? Hooray!” by Penguin Young Readers
My kids love Bluey, I love Bluey…who doesn’t love Bluey?! This book is great for several reasons. For one, it features some of the all-time favorite episodes from the hit show “Bluey.” Another reason? It has 6 stories in one book. Hooray! Grab this book and read it with your Bluey-loving kids. They’ll definitely thank you for it!
7. “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!” by Lucille Colandro
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m always curious to see what this Old Lady is swallowing next. My girls and I have seen her swallow everything from a bat to a cow, and now she’s swallowing clover! Grab this book and read it with your kids for St. Patrick’s Day. If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll want to read it all year long. And if you’ve never read about this Old Lady before, trust me, it’s so much fun!
8. “Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt” by Kate Messner
There are so many things that I love about this book. For one, it has beautiful, colorful illustrations. I also love that while a great story, it also has educational features in and throughout the book. If you and your children love gardening, or just love digging in the dirt, you’ll want to check out this book. “Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt” is definitely the perfect book to read with your kids this March.
9. “What Was I Scared Of?” by Dr. Seuss
You can’t have Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America in March without reading some Dr. Seuss! I skipped the typical Dr. Seuss favorites this time and decided to share with you one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. This one is super fun (it even glows in the dark). It explores the feeling of fear and how sometimes we’re scared of things that we don’t need to be scared of. Check it out now…you’re kids will love it!
10. “We Are in a Book” by Mo Willems
Every time my girls read this book, I hear endless giggles. We love all things Elephant and Piggie, but this is one of their favorites. Check it out and read it together. You’re sure to laugh. Plus, it’s really good for individual reading practice for your kiddos!
Fun Books for Ages 7-10
11. “Rommie’s Journey” by Marie Al
“Rommie’s Journey” is about one caterpillar’s journey to become a butterfly. On his way to become a butterfly, Rommie sees all kinds of things, and eats all kinds of foods. This book is sure to be a fun one for your kids this March.
12. “Thunder Cake” by Patricia Polacco
Something about the illustrations in “Thunder Cake” make me nostalgic for the books of my own childhood. In this story, a grandmother and her animals create a wonderful tale centered around the thunder and sounds of a storm. Curl up on a rainy day and read it with your children.
13. “Little Homesteader: A Spring Treasury of Recipes, Crafts and Wisdom” by Angela Ferraro-Fanning
I love, love, love this Little Homesteader book! Just like it says, it’s full of recipes, crafts, and knowledge about all things Spring-related. The pictures are adorable, too. If you and your kiddos like to be hands-on, this would be the perfect book for you this March.
14. “Ivy and Bean’s Treasure Box by Annie Barrows
Oh my, Ivy and Bean…where to begin?! I got this set for my 5 year old for Christmas, and she loves it. It is slated for an older audience (6-8 years), but she gets so excited to read it with me. If you like a good laugh with your kid, and you like reading about a little bit of mischief, then you should totally check out this series. Ivy and Bean do not disappoint, trust me!
15. “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” by Louis Sachar
“Sideways Stories from Wayside School” is the last book on my March kids books list. This book is a chapter book, but a fun one for sure. It introduces you to the people of the top floor of the Wayside School. Each is unique and quirky in their own ways, making for one fun story. Grab this book for some fun reading this March.
Time to Start Reading
Now that you have so many great recommendations for all ages, go on out and get some books! Any time is a great time to read with your kids, but March is especially great because of those two special reading holidays. Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America are right around the corner, so what are you waiting for?!
What are your favorite books to read with your kids? Let me know in the comments below!