Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner which means we’ve pulled out our Saint Patrick’s Day books from storage for the kids to read. I don’t know about your kids but mine LOVE specialty books that relate to the current holidays and seasons. Saint Patrick’s Day can be such a magical day for children and these Saint Patrick’s Day books help keep the magic alive.
Do you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day or do anything special? I’d love to hear about it! I know for us we’ll be reading a lot of these books! Want even more to choose from? Check out this list too!
How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace
You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you’ll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick’s Day tradition with this fun and lively children’s book.
Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk by Gerald McDermott
Tim O’Toole and his wife, Kathleen, are so poor they have not a penny or a potato between them. Even their cats are too skinny for the mice to chase! When Tim goes out to find a job, he stumbles upon “the wee folk”—a band of leprechauns who give him gifts to make his fortune. That is, if Tim can keep clear of the evil McGoon family.
The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun by Jeffery Burton
The itsy bitsy leprechaun is ready for a St. Patrick’s Day adventure as he searches for a lucky four-leaf clover. Little ones will love this magical twist on the classic nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider!”
The Leprechaun’s Gold by Pamela Duncan Edwards
In this classic Irish legend, two harpists—merry-hearted Old Pat and ill-spirited Young Tom—set off for a contest to name the finest harpist in all of Ireland. When Young Tom realizes that Old Pat is truly the better musician, he schemes to be the winner—but he doesn’t reckon with the clever trickery of a mischievous little leprechaun.
How to Trap a Leprechaun by Sue Fliess
On the night before St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns show up to steal your treasures and then disappear as quickly as they came. However, if you’re careful you might be able to catch one and then he’ll grant you a wish. You’ll have to be sneaky and set just the right trap to trap a leprechaun.
Lucky Tucker by Leslie McGuirk
When Tucker the terrier wakes up on Saint Patrick’s Day, he gets off on the wrong paw. Nothing is going his way until he rolls in a bed of clover — a bed of four-leaf clovers, that is, which just happens to belong to a leprechaun! Lucky Tucker!
St Patrick’s Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting
Jamie seeks a way to prove that he is not too young to march in the big St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman
The greedy Leprechaun King has locked away all the luck in Ireland and the whole country has fallen in to despair. Through clever charades, Fiona outwits the Leprechaun King and restores luck to the land.
Too Many Leprechauns by Stephen Krensky
On St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns are lucky. But on every other day of the year, they make for noisy neighbors — and they’re turning the entire town of Dingle upside down! Fortunately, Finn O’Finnegan always has a clever plan brewing, and this time, with a little luck of the Irish, it’s a scheme that just might fool even the cleverest of creatures.
Jack and the Leprechaun by Ivan Robertson
It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and Jack Mouse is visiting his cousin Sean in Ireland. Sean tells Jack about the myth of leprechauns, and Jack is determined to catch one for himself!
Do you read any of these books? Which ones? Which are you most excited to add to your home library?