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Books Publishing this Month at Bright: March

last updated 01 March 2020


Bright artists have been busy! From colorful nonfiction to magnificent middle grade covers and bit of everything in-between, we’re springing into a new season with a fresh bunch of #BrightReads. Check out our list below for a look at what’s hitting the shelves this month.


This lyrical story written in verse perfectly illustrates the wonder and delight the natural world offers those who pay close enough attention.

Fly, Firefly, illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki.

March 1 with Sleeping Bear Press


The thrilling true story of the female spy who helped save the American Revolution

Anna Strong, illustrated by Sarah Green.

March 3 with Abrams Books for Young Readers

“A captivating slice of little-known U.S. history.” — Kirkus


In this exciting sequel to THE MYSTERY OF BLACK HOLLOW LANE, Emmy's adventures continue as she deals with a sinister organization, a missing father, and secrets she's not sure who to trust with.

The Secret of White Stone Gate, cover illustration by Hannah Peck.

March 3 with Sourcebooks Young Readers


This rich literary novel follows Elen, who must live a precarious lie in order to survive among the medieval Welsh warband that killed her family.

Spindle and Dagger, cover illustration by Julia Iredale.

March 10 with Candlewick


The true story of a little girl who just wanted to go, even when others tried to stop her.

All the Way to the Top, illustrated by Nabi Ali.

March 10 with Sourcebooks Explore

“A necessary testament to the power of children’s voices.” — Kirkus


This sweet picture book beautifully illustrates all the different things our teachers have taught us.

A Teacher Is the Greatest Gift, illustrated by Sarah Jennings.

March 10 with HarperFestival


This tender story reminds us all--young and old--to be present and mindful in all we do.

Mae the Mayfly, illustrated by Florence Weiser.

March 15 with Sleeping Bear Press


The Voice that Won the Vote, illustrated by Vivien Mildenberger.

March 15 with Sleeping Bear Press


A beautiful picture book celebrating the mystery of the monarch butterfly's migration

Winged Wonders, illustrated by Yas Imamura.

March 15 with Sleeping Bear Press

“Imamura’s colorful illustrations successfully capture the multiracial and multinational throng that was instrumental in unraveling the mystery of the monarchs’ epic journey. The butterflies flutter gracefully over almost every page, sometimes singly and sometimes in joyous festoons… A fascinating and inspiring STEAM-driven tale.” — Kirkus, Starred Review


These fun and informative books gives young pet owners the know-how they need to make having a pet a positive experience for all.

A Kid’s Guide to Dogs and A Kid’s Guide to Cats, illustrated by Ryan Wheatcroft.

March 17 with Storey Publishing


For anyone who has ever felt like a potato in middle school, this hilarious story about a boy forced to become the dorkiest school mascot ever will have readers cheering!

My Life as a Potato, illustrated by James Lancett.

March 24 with Random House Books for Young Readers


A tired mother lets her rambunctious toddler have a turn being the parent at bedtime

You Be Mommy, illustrated by Zoe Persico.

March 31 with Feiwel and Friends

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