30 Best Kids Books to Read in March

If you’ve been following our monthly book lists, you’re in for a treat! Here are 30 of the best books for kids of all ages to enjoy during the month of March. This list includes picture books, read alouds, graphic novels, and everything in between!

Falling in love with books and the act of reading are an important part of becoming a lifelong learner. This year, encourage your homeschooler to read great books with these curated lists. If you’re having trouble choosing what to read, you’re going to love these lists.

A big part of interest-led learning is following our child’s lead by letting her select books that spark her imagination and grab her attention. I encourage you to let your child explore the library or local bookshop. Let them choose books that interest them and watch as they discover fantastic new stories and imaginary worlds!

If you need ideas for great books that will grab your attention and take you on an adventure this March, check out this list. You’ll love these inspiring book suggestions for kids of all ages to enjoy this month!

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Best Books For Each Month Of The Year!

We love reading books together and independently here at The Waldock Way! Fascinating picture books and magical chapter books are our go-to books to read together throughout the year. We love fantasy, mystery, and a great series that gives us a chance to really connect with the characters over time as we read. 

This passion for exploring literature each month has helped us to curate these monthly book lists. We hope this March book list for kids of all ages helps your whole family to love reading as much as we do! Get ready to explore great books for St. Patrick’s Day, National Pi Day, and more.

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30 March Books for Kids of All Ages

You’re going to love this diverse collection of books for all the exciting events and celebrations happening this March. Whether you’re looking for picture books with beautiful illustrations, early chapter books for beginning readers, graphic novels, or great read alouds, there’s something for everyone on the list!



Esther and the Very Brave Plan

Purim is a Jewish holiday celebrated on March 23 and 24th this year. This holiday is a merry celebration of the Jewish people being saved from Haman in the Book of Esther. 

In this picture book, Esther and the Very Brave Plan by Tim Thornborough, very young children will get to enjoy the story of Esther and her bravery with bright and colorful illustrations. It’s a great way to explore Jewish culture and traditions with your family this March.

Fiona’s Luck

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular holidays during the month! There are lots of awesome books to explore this holiday and learn more about Ireland and Irish culture with your whole family. One of my favorites is Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman. 

In this book, Fiona must defeat the greedy leprechaun king and save all the luck in Ireland. I’m certain this original fairytale will quickly become a favorite in your home too. Enjoy more St. Patrick’s Day fun with my Build the Rainbow Game bundle.

How to Catch a Leprechaun

A book list for March just wouldn’t be complete without Adam Wallace’s book, How to Catch a Leprechaun. This popular children’s story is part of an entire collection of magical books by Adam Wallace. 

Let this book inspire you and your homeschoolers to create your very own leprechaun trap this March! Don’t miss my list of more great ideas for St. Patrick’s Day Fun in your homeschool including games, books, and movies!



Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato

Tomie de Paola has written several books about Ireland, but Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato might just be the best. This funny tale about the laziest man in Ireland will give your kids the giggles as they discover how Jamie grew the biggest potato in the world with a little help from leprechauns.

Meet the Hamantaschen

Another fun Purim tale to read with children is Alan Silberberg’s book, Meet the Hamantaschen. Hamantaschen is a triangular pastry traditionally eaten during Purim. In this fun picture book, kids will get to solve a hamantaschen mystery!

The three hamantaschen characters come to life in this book to tell the story of Purim. Kids follow along as detectives work to solve the case and tell the story.

O’Sullivan Stew

Another great St. Patrick’s Day book to read aloud is O’Sullivan Stew by Hudson Talbot. This story is filled with Irish tradition including witches, blarney stones, quick wit, and a hilarious tale that praises bravery, storytelling, and community. 



Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi

March 14th is National Pi Day, the annual celebration of the mathematical constant.  This year, have fun reading about math with your elementary homeschoolers and Sir Circumference books by Cindy Neuschwander. Her loveable characters make math come to life for even the most reluctant junior mathematicians.

The Leprechaun’s Gold

The Leprechaun’s Gold by Pamela Duncan Edwards is a classic St. Patrick’s Day picture book for children of all ages. The beautiful illustrations will make this March feel extra special as you read this classic Irish legend about Old Pat and Young Tom.

The Last Snake in Ireland

Did you know St. Patrick supposedly drove all the snakes out of Ireland? Learn all about it in The Last Snake in Ireland by Sheila MacGill-Callahan. In this book, he throws all the snakes out, except for one. The last snake is thrown into Loch Ness.



The Three Little Pigs

Did you know March 1st  is National Pig Day? It opens up a whole world of possible books to read with your kids! I think it’s the perfect opportunity to read about the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. 

My favorite version is The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka because it tells the wolf’s side of the story. Fractured fairy tales like this one offer readers a unique perspective and help them to consider different viewpoints. It’s an important lesson that’s lots of fun too.

Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk

Tim O’Toole and his wife, Kathleen, stumble upon “the wee folk” in this classic Irish picture book. Learn what happens when Tim goes in search of a job and finds a band of leprechauns who promise him gifts and fortune. Don’t miss all the beautiful artwork in this St. Patrick’s Day children’s book.

Babe: The Gallant Pig

If you’re searching for a chapter book to read aloud this March or something for more advanced readers to read independently, check out Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith. Babe is a pig who saves himself from becoming bacon with a talent no one expected. Your whole family will love this inspiring story of a sheepdog that wasn’t a dog! 



Charlotte’s Web

E.B. White’s classic chapter book, Charlotte’s Web is the perfect read aloud for homeschoolers this March. Your whole family will love getting to know Wilbur, Charlotte, and all the loveable characters in this book. It’s also a great book to pair with a movie for a family movie night!

Discovery in the Woods: A Saint Patrick’s Day Surprise

Need a chapter book for St. Patrick’s Day? Check out Discovery in the Woods: A Saint Patrick’s Day Surprise by Sandy Barton. Join in the fun as the woods come to life with leprechaun adventures in book one of this 4 book series. 

Isle of Misfits: The Missing Pot of Gold

Another fun chapter book for St. Patrick’s Day is The Missing Pot of Gold from Jamie Mae’s Isle of Misfits book series. In this book, a gargoyle named Gibbon and his band of magical creature friends go on a mission to find a missing pot of gold. Your homeschoolers will love reading about all kinds of mythical creatures in one book!

If your kids love mythical creatures, don’t miss my Magical Creatures unit study. You’ll find it in the Wizards & Wands Curriculum.



Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans!

“Beware the Ides of March!” is a famous line from Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. This March, why not learn a bit more about Caesar and the Ancient Romans? Gary Northfield’s hilarious Julius Zebra series is a fun way to explore history in your homeschool. Follow along as Julius conquers the Roman Empire as an unlikely zebra gladiator.

Life of Pi

Middle school and high school readers will enjoy Life of Pi by Yann Martel this March. While this book isn’t about Pi, the mathematical constant, it’s an important book that makes a great read aloud for older homeschoolers. It’s an incredible story about a teenage boy who finds himself stranded in the ocean in a boat with a tiger for more than 200 days. 

Magic Treehouse Fact Tracker: Leprechauns and Irish Folklore

Non-fiction books make great read-alouds too. Don’t miss the Magic Treehouse Fact Tracker book, Leprechauns and Irish Folklore by Mary Pope Osborne. These books are filled with facts, photographs, and fun tidbits from the main characters, Jack and Annie. It’s the perfect way for kids to learn more about the books in the Magic Treehouse series. 

Want more Magic Treehouse learning fun? Check out my Passport to Adventures Curriculum based on the book series.



Mercy Watson

Some of our favorite early chapter books come from the Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo. These hilarious books follow an adventurous pig named Mercy who’s a bit like Amelia Bedelia and a whole lot of fun. You’re going to love them!

Pi in the Sky

March 14th, Pi Day, is the perfect day to show your homeschoolers just how much fun math can be with a big slice of your favorite pie and Pi in the Sky by Wendy Mass. You’ll love reading this adorable chapter book about Joss, an outer space pie delivery boy aloud with the whole family. 

Purple Death: The Mysterious Spanish Flu of 1918

In March of 1918, the first cases of Spanish Flu were confirmed in the United States. Reading about this epidemic with older homeschoolers is an important history lesson. Purple Death: The Mysterious Spanish Flu of 1918 by David Getz is a nonfiction book about the lessons we learned during the first American epidemic that’s still very relevant today.



The Bailey School Kids: Leprechauns Don’t Play Basketball

Early elementary kids will enjoy reading about the Bailey School Kids and all the fun adventures they embark on in Bailey City. This St. Patrick’s Day read  Leprechauns Don’t Play Basketball and find out what happens when the kids are certain their new basketball coach is a real-life leprechaun.

The Royal Recipe: A Purim Story

Explore Purim traditions and Jewish culture with your homeschoolers this March as you read The Royal Recipe: A Purim Story by Elana Rubinstein. Saralee, the main character in this novel, has a superpower: she’s magic! Read along as she tries to use her powers to save her family’s restaurant.

The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City

Another great pig book is Jodi Kendall’s The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City. Your middle schoolers will love reading about the Shilling family and their new pet pig Hamlet. It’s a heartwarming tale about family, belonging, and growing up filled with humor and a little pig in the big city.



Who Was Julius Caesar? 

We love reading about historical events and characters in Who Was Books. This unique series brings history to life for kids without skewing the facts. This March, read Who Was Julius Caesar? 

You can pair this great nonfiction read aloud with my Julius Caesar Mini Unit Study for even more learning. It’s part of my Who Was Mini Unit Study bundle.

Constitution Illustrated

Graphic novels are excellent for reluctant readers, quirky kids, and everyone! These fun books are perfect for building a variety of important literary skills including exploring story elements, learning to understand context clues, and building reading comprehension skills. 

The Articles of Confederation went into effect on March 1, 1781, and remained effective until the Constitution went into effect in 1789. That makes March the perfect time to read about the Constitution with your homeschoolers. 

Constitution Illustrated by R. Sikoryak is a fun graphic version for older homeschoolers featuring comic characters they probably already know depicting the United States Constitution in a way that’s easy to understand and commit to memory.

Ham Helsing

Graphic novel fans will love celebrating National Pig Day with Ham Helsing in this hilarious series from Rich Moyer. Ham Helsing follows a family of pigs who hunt and kill vampires. There are three books in the series, each one more funny than the first for plenty of giggles this March. 



Julius Caesar: A Graphic Novel

Carl Bown and Eduardo Garcia bring Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar to life in a whole new way in this graphic novel version of the play. This graphic novel is a good way to explore Shakespeare’s epic play with a reluctant reader. 

The Koren Tanakh: Esther

This graphic novel is a good way to explore and learn about Purim. This book by Jordan Gorfinkel contains the complete unabridged Hebrew text as well. It’s best enjoyed by high school-aged homeschoolers.

The Saints Chronicles

This graphic novel is an amazing collection of tales about saints including Saint Patrick. It’s a fun way to explore the lives of a variety of historical figures and learn more about the periods and places they lived in. 

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More March Learning Activities

Discover even more March activities for learning and fun in your homeschool with my FREE March Homeschool Printables. These activities are absolutely free and easy to add to any lesson plan, rainy day, or carschooling adventure. You’ll get fun printables for St. Patrick’s Day, Pi Day, and more! 

Do you have a favorite picture book, chapter book, or graphic novel to read in February that I forgot to mention? Share your favorites in the comments. Emily and I would love to read your favorite books this March!

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