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Does anyone else feel like this year is flying by? I can’t believe it is already March! March means that spring is just around the corner. The first day of spring is March 2oth!
A new month means a new themed book basket in my house. These books are available for my kids all month-long, but they are not required to read them. They don’t always read every book, but they are more likely to pick up a book if it is related the month.
March themes include:
- St. Patrick’s Day
- Dr. Seuss (his birthday is March 2nd)
I am intentionally leaving our March theme list a little on the short side this month. Some months the list is long and the book basket is overflowing with books. Some months the list is shorter and there are fewer books in the basket. Either is okay! The point of a monthly book basket is to simply have “new” books available.
March Book Basket
St. Patrick’s Day
Shannon and the World’s Tallest Leprechaun by Sean Callahan – Shannon needs help to fix her tap shoe in time for the St. Patrick’s Day stepdancing contest.
The Leprechaun’s Gold by Pamela Duncan Edwards – This classic Irish tale involves two harpists, a contest, and a bit of trickery.
Too Many Leprechauns: Or How That Pot O’ Gold Got to the End of the Rainbow by Stephen Krensky (This rainbow and pot of gold craft would be the perfect companion to this story!) – Leprechauns are driving the town crazy with their noisy tap dancing. Finn has a plan to help his town get some peace and quiet.
St. Patrick’s Day Origami by Ruth Owen – Learn how to make St. Patrick’s Day icons out of paper.
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss – Do you like green eggs and ham?
The Boy On Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss by Kathleen Krull – This is a picture book biography about Dr. Seuss’ childhood. I like to add in genres other than just fiction every once in a while.
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss – This is a classic story about moving on to the next thing – preschool, high school graduation, or even a new job. We got our copy years ago when my husbands co-workers gave him a copy when he began a new job.
Busy In the Garden by George Shannon
Please do not feel like you need to go out and buy an entire book basket each month! Libraries are full of fantastic themed books. Reserve your choices ahead of time because themed books tend to be popular. If you follow my library tips, you can even avoid library late fees.
What is in your March book basket?
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