Women's History Month - March
Women's Right to Vote by Katie Marsico
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
A solid presentation of the women's suffrage movement and issues in the overview of events leading to the passage of the 19th amendment and its aftermath.
Peanut Butter Lovers' Day - March 1
Jake Goes Peanuts by Michael Wright (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2010-08-17
In an effort to get Jake to eat something other than peanut butter, his parents declare it "Peanut Butter Week" and create such dishes as peanut butter soup, peanut butter pot roast, and even peanut butter dog food for their pet. After a week of this Jake realizes that a little variety might be a good thing.
Dr. Seuss's Birthday - March 2
Who Was Dr. Seuss? by Janet Pascal; Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2011-07-07
Dr. Seuss loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life. Short enough for the younger kids to read but with enough information for all.
Dentist's Day - March 6
Open Wide by Nancy Krulik; John and Wendy Staff (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2007-01-11
When Emma W.'s little brother Matthew overhears Katie talking about how awful going to the dentist is, he's terrified! So Katie accompanies him to Dr. Sang's in the hopes of calming Matthew down. Then in less time than it takes to say "open wide," she herself turns into the dentist! A predicament, to be sure, but one that ends with a smile.
Purim - March 7
Cakes and Miracles by Barbara Diamond Goldin; Jaime Zollars (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2010-11-01
Purim is approaching and Hershel, the only blind boy in the village, wishes he could help his mother prepare hamantashen for the holiday. With help from an angel, Hershel learns to trust his dream and creates something more beautiful than anyone in the whole village can imagine.
Johnny Appleseed Day - March 11
Johnny Appleseed by Jane Yolen; Jim Burke (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2008-08-26
Everyone knows the legend of Johnny Appleseed, the man from Massachusetts who planted apple trees all the way to California. But the true story of Johnny Appleseed, real name John Chapman, is even greater than the legend.
Girl Scouts Day - March 12
Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey; Hadley Hooper (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
A one hundreth anniversary tribute to the Girl Scouts founder describes how she rejected the conventions of Victorian culture and introduced her pioneer family's passion for service, adventure, and independence to the girls of her time.
Plant a Flower Day - March 12
Rose's Garden by Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2009-10-13
After traveling the world in her fantastic teapot, Rose is ready to put down roots. She sets about planting flower seeds in a neglected corner of a bustling city. And then she waits - through rain, and cold, and snow. Rose waits, never doubting that the garden she envisions will one day come to be.
St. Patrick's Day - March 17
Spring (Vernal) Equinox: 1st Day of Spring - March 20
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer; Emily Arnold McCully (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2011-02-07
In this exuberant, rhythmic story, March, personified as a lion, enters a boy's cozy home and leaves a trail of snow flurries and muddy footprints. The boy calmly observes the pouncing, howling, growling lion until in comes the lamb on the crest of a huge sneeze. Escorted by grass, flowers, sunshine, showers, and animal babies, the lamb brings forth spring.
Poetry Month - April
Dear Hot Dog by Mordicai Gerstein
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
A collection of poems celebrating everyday activities, including drifting off to sleep, lying in the warm sun, and eating spaghetti for dinner.
April Fool's Day - April 1
Passover - April 6
Easter - April 8
National Siblings Day
National Librarian Day - April 16
Ellis Island Family History Day - April 17
National Cheeseball Day - April 17
Earth Day - April 22
Astronomy Day - April 24
World Penguin Day - April 25
Arbor Day - April 27
One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin
Publication Date: 2011-04-01
One very old Valencia orange tree still sits on an empty lot on Orange Street, and it's the focal point and gathering spot for a band of neighborhood kids. The importance of the orange tree and the empty lot spans time and intertwines past and present Orange Street residents through their stories.