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March Reads for Kids and Young Adults

Help Kids welcome spring and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with a few good books. We’ve been combing the internet for books about spring, St. Patrick’s Day, and Women’s History Month. We’re including a couple of craft books and one or two cookbooks to help kids make some spring treats and enjoy some meatless meals for Lent.


A Children's Book about Birds of Spring (Birds of Spring around the World 1) by Terry Allan – Children will enjoy reading about these birds and looking at the colorful pictures while they wait for them to appear as spring arrives. For ages 3-13

Spring is Here! A Children's Picture Book About Spring by Heidi Pross Gray – discover the beauty of spring with the beautiful watercolor illustrations of spring plants and animals and join family and friends to run and play outside in celebration of spring. For ages newborn to 8

Welcome Back Spring! A Sing-Along Rhyming Picture Book (Includes Real Picture Search Game & Sheet Music) (Flitzy Books Rhyming Series 3) by Flitzy Books – Join Flitzy the butterfly as she flies through the sky celebrating the wonders of spring. This colorful book includes songs with sheet music and fun activities for toddlers and early readers. For ages 3-6

Mouse's First Spring by Lauren Thompson – Join Mouse and Momma as they venture outside and discover spring has finally arrived. See the colorful flowers and springtime animals through their eyes. For ages 4-8

 Happy St. Patrick's Day! Coloring & Activity Book for Toddlers & Preschool Kids Ages 1-4 by Green Light Go. Fun activities for kids ages 1-4

St. Patrick's Day Coloring and Activity Book for Kids: Mazes, Coloring, Dot to Dot, Word Search, and More by Blue Wave Press. Fun activities for kids 4 and above

Rosco the Rascal at the St. Patrick's Day Parade by Shana Gorian- join brother and sister team, James and Mandy as they search for Sparks the missing pug while trying to restore the luck of St. Patrick’s Day which Mandy believes has been stolen by Leprechauns. For ages 7-10

St. Patrick's Day for Kids!: Unique ideas and activities for enjoying the holiday with your family by Noah Thomas – family fun plus a little information about Ireland and some background on St. Patrick’s Day. For kids of all ages

 She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History by Chelsea Clinton – Thirteen women from around the world who persisted and accomplished amazing things. For ages 4-8

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly- the true story of four African American women who used their mathematical skills to help NASA launch a man into space. This is a retelling of the award winning book by the same author for young readers ages 4-8

Girls Who Run the World: Thirty CEOs Who Mean Business by Diana Kapp – colorful pictures, informative interviews plus DIY tips from 30 women who are CEO’s of major corporations. Be inspired and believe that anything is possible with education, hard work and opportunity. For ages 12 and up

Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik – a look at the life and career of a feminist legend and pioneer for social justice.  For ages 12 and up


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