March Break Reading Recommendations

Just because the kids are on March Break, it doesn’t mean they have to stop reading! Here are HarperClassroom’s 5 favourite March Break recommendations that all have fantastic activities for extra fun!


If you haven’t had a chance to read Imaginary Fred yet, then we ask that you absolutely read it this March Break. From beloved children’s book creators, Oliver Jeffers and Eoin Colfer comes a hilarious and zany read for the young (but slightly sophisticated) reader about magical friendships! It will keep you and your kids laughing the whole way through and reminds all of us that “just because a friendship is imaginary, doesn’t mean it isn’t real”. Draw your own imaginary friend with these fun activity pages, Imaginary Fred activities.




We can’t stop talking about Pax by Sara Pennypacker! A heart-warming story about a young boy named Peter who is forced to set his pet fox Pax free into the wild.  I wish that Pax had been written when I was in grade school so I could fall in love with it as a child the way I did with Charlotte’s Web and Silverwing.  An instant classic that will warm the heart of anyone who has ever had a pet. Beautifully illustrated by Jon Klassen, we also recommend that you watch the Pax book trailer first!





This book is all about LOVE in, I Love You Already! Duck just wants Bear to spend some time with him and like him already…This is a great story to read to a group of kids about the importance of being kind to one another and appreciating those friends who love you. I Love You Already! comes with an amazing activity kit for young readers full of mazes, quizzes and fill in the blanks. Get ready for tons of March Break fun with the I Love You Already! activity kit.





Grandpa’s Great Escape by David Walliams is a new Middle-Grade book, that you do no want to miss! A hilarious adventure story about a boy named Jack and his Grandpa, this book will make you laugh and cry. In his old age, Jack’s Grandpa has become a bit confused and believes that he is back in World War II when he was a Spitfire pilot. His grandson Jack is the only one who understands him – and together, they embark on a wonderful adventure (where they steal a Spitfire airplane!). This is one for the whole family.  Check out for other adventures!





Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy is our March Break recommendation for both Young Adult readers and mature Middle-Grade readers. A high school story that all teens can relate to, featuring an unforgettable heroine who is guaranteed to steal your heart, Dumplin’ is packed full of positive messages for teens including; body image, the power of female friendships and the importance of believing in yourself. Did we mention that it is also hilarious? Get the downloadable Dumplin’ activity here.



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