Clementine: Books we LOVE for March is Reading Month!

By Kendall Buzzelli

With March in full swing, we can feel that spring is near.  But until then, we shall deal with the topsy-turvy ways of March in Michigan.

Despite the variations in weather, March is Reading Month across the country! We’ve curated a list of great books to read with the kiddos this month, including our personal favorite:

Clementine by Sarah Pennypacker

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We start out our list with Clementine by Sarah Pennypacker, of course! Because — in addition to reading — another way to beat any March blues is to see Clementine the musical, at Wharton Center on March 24. This book tells the story of Clementine –a spunky, curly-haired, carrot-topped eight-year-old with a love of adventure. Her curious, mischievous ways might lead her to trouble, but she’ll learn a thing or two along the way. Clementine is perfect for the adventurous little ones!

Love by Matt de la Peña 


As a #1 New York Times best-selling picture book, Matt de la Peña’s Love celebrates the universal bonds we have as humans. Though this book is recommended for ages four to eight, the story resonates with all and is a great pick for an entire family.

I Hate Reading by Arthur and Henry Bacon


This one’s for the kids out there who hate reading – but not for long! This hilarious take on the traditional book is perfect for parents looking to transition their child from picture books to chapter books.


She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton


Another NYT best-seller, She Persisted educates on important American women who have made a difference. Some of the women included are Sonia Sotomayor, Helen Keller, and Sally Ride.

The Doorman’s Repose by Chris Raschka


Lastly on our list is The Doorman’s Repose, by Caldecott Award-winning author Chris Raschka. This book is a collection of stories about living in a New York apartment building with everything from mice families to city-mandated opera singers. These stories are so clever and the perfect fit for a nightly bedtime story.

See Clementine at Wharton Center on March 24 as part of the Act One Family Series. Tickets are only $15. Don’t forget to follow Wharton Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for behind-the-scenes looks at all things Wharton Center. 

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