March 2019 Book List
March is National Music in our Schools Month! Studies show that learning music helps develop math skills. Celebrate the importance of music education with these books:
My Family Plays Music by Judy Cox, illustrated by Elbrite Brown
A young girl plays many instruments with her family of lively musicians. Accompanied by beautiful cut-out illustrations, this book celebrates the joy that music brings to the world, while also showcasing different genres of music.
Singing in the Rain by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown, illustrated by Tim Hopgood
Walking in the rain isn’t so bad when you have a song you can sing! Based around the lyrics of the classic song “Singing in the Rain,” this book is a charming musical read that turns a glum, gray day into something fun.
M Is for Melody: A Music Alphabet by Kathy-jo Wargin, illustrated by Katherine Larson
An easy-to-read encyclopedia of all things musical, this fun and informative book gives a detailed look at instruments, music theory, composers and more. Accompanied by colorful illustrations, the book is a good choice for any young music lover.
March 14th is Learn about Butterflies Day! Learn about these incredible winged creatures with these books:
A Butterfly Is Patient by Dianna Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long
With this special book, learn about the butterflies that fly around in our neighborhoods, as well as the rare, exotic species that live around the world. This book is an informative and beautiful look at the colorful lives of these majestic flying insects.
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly by Laura Marsh
How does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly? What happens inside the cocoon? Find out in this fun look at the life cycle of a butterfly and their incredible transformation in the cocoon!
Little Ant and the Butterfly by S.M.R. Saia, illustrated by Tina Perko
The little ant believes he is the best insect in the whole world. He meets a caterpillar and tells her how much better of an insect he is than her. But what happens when the caterpillar starts her transformation into a butterfly?
March 20th is the first day of spring! Welcome the new season with these books:
And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
A young boy and his dog have had a long winter and are ready for the snow and cold to be gone. They plant seeds and wait for spring to come. Soon, the browns of winter start turning green as spring begins.
Spring Is Here! by Heidi Pross Gray
What happens when winter turns to spring? Watch as the snow and gloom melt away, the flowers bloom and the air becomes a little warmer. This is a perfect story to celebrate the changing of the seasons.