Books Reviewed for March, 2018

1: National Horse Protection Day—Pony in the City, by Wendy Wahman

2: Read Across America Day—Tough Tug, written by Margaret Read MacDonald | illustrated by Rob McClurkan

3: World Wildlife Day—Book of Bones: 10 Record-Breaking Animals, written by Gabrielle Balkan | illustrated by Sam Brewster

4: Marching Music Day—Bears in a Band, written by Shirley Parenteau | illustrated by David M. Walker

5: It’s Women’s History Month—Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World, written by Susan Hood | illustrated by Shadra Stickland, Hadley Hooper, Lisa Brown, Emily Winfield Martin, Sara Palacios, Erin K. Robinson, Sophie Blackall, Melissa Sweet, Oge Mora, Isabel Roxas, Julie Morstad, LeUyen Pham, and Selina Alko

6: Irish-American Heritage Month—Fiona’s Lace, by Patricia Polacco

7: International Mirth Month—The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way), by Patrick McDonnell

8: International Women’s Day—Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race, written by Margot Lee Shetterly | illustrated by Laura Freeman

9: National Reading Month—Somewhere Else, by Gus Gordon

10: National Women’s History Month—Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, written by Jeanne Walker Harvey | illustrated by Dow Phumiruk

20: World Storytelling Day—It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk, written by Josh Funk | illustrated by Edwardian Taylor

21: International Day of Forests—Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book, by Britta Teckentrupp

22: National Goof Off Day—So Few of Me, by Peter H. Reynolds

23: National Near Miss Day—A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet, written by Astronaut Clayton Anderson | illustrated by Scott Brundage

24: National Umbrella MonthThe Big Umbrella, by Amy June Bates | Cowritten with Juniper Bates

25: National Reading MonthHug This Book, written by Barney Saltzberg | illustrated by Fred Bengalia

26: National Optimism Month—Sammy in the Spring, by Anita Bijsterbosch

27: National Joe Day—Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown, written by Eric Litwin | illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

28: National Little Red Wagon Day—Red Wagon, by Renata Liwska

29: International Ideas Month—The Magician’s Secret, written by Zachary Hyman | illustrated by Joe Bluhm

30: Passover—Paulie’s Passover Predicament, written by Jane Sutton | illustrated by Barbara Vagnozzi

31: Bunsen Burner Day—Marie Curie: Little People, Big Dreams | Marie: My First Marie Curie Board Book, written by Isabel Sánchez Vegara | illustrated by Frau Isa